Winter is at your doorstep now. Before it invades your home in full force, you need to get your furnace ready. Have you done that yet? Is your furnace in proper working order? Is it energy-efficient, safe and strong to run without malfunctions for the next few months? Are you prepared to stay cozy with your family when the first cold day hits, or does it bother you?
If you have any nagging doubt about the performance of your furnace, call Roma Heating to take a look at it so you can enjoy the rest of the season without worry. Take a good look to see if your furnace faces any of these problems.
Clogged Air Filters
Check the vent grill that contains the air filters of your furnace. There could be a single furnace filter in the HVAC unit too. Replace clogged air filters with fresh ones if you have not done so already. Ideally, air filters should be changed every month. After every 30 days, see if it needs to be changed. Keep a box of air filters at home during summer bargains so you have them at hand for quick changes. An HVAC unit with clean filters that are changed on a regular basis can keep it working in good condition for years.
Remove Items around the HVAC
The furnace is often forgotten in the summer months. If you have items around the furnace, remove them now. Dust, debris and household items placed in front of the air ducts or vent can block the air circulation. Make sure your Christmas tree doesn’t stand in front of the furnace to prevent a fire hazard.
Check the Thermostat
Check the thermostat. Turn on the heating to a degree or two above the current room temperature. If the thermostat doesn’t automatically switch off in a minute, inspect the wire connections to see if they are secure. If you are not adept at handling wires, do not meddle with them. Just call professionals at Roma Heating to take a look for you. A programmable thermostat can save you a lot in energy bills. You can increase the heating before bedtime and automatically set it to a lower temperature at a fixed time in the morning when you leave the house for work to save energy costs. Advanced technology nowadays lets you do that long-distance through the internet. It could save you from 25% to 75% in furnace operating costs.
Clean the Heat Exchanger and Vents
Make sure the heat exchanger is vacuum-cleaned annually by professional HVAC technicians. Cracks in the heat exchanger can lead to carbon monoxide leakage that is not only dangerous but also fatal. Have the vents and ducts cleaned out to remove all traces of dust and debris. Professionals inspect the flue outdoors to keep it free of obstructions that can interfere with air flow such as branches and bird feather and nests.
Roma Heating: Furnace Repair Services
Roma Heating is an established full-service heating company that provides high-quality heating services to the Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland area. Our licensed, trained technicians take every effort to ensure superior level customer support and heating services.
Call us for safety inspections, heating maintenance, repair services, installation and cleaning services of your furnace, boilers, hot water tank, fireplace and air ducts, using the number provided on our website.