As most locals have noticed in the Vegas Valley, the weather has been especially nice, though we may run into a cool day here and there before spring is officially upon us, many people have cracked the air conditioner on during the warmer parts of the day. Before you tuck in the furnace for its off season, there are a few things that should be done. Especially as furnaces and other non-automotive consumer products that produce carbon monoxide, results with the average of 170 people in the US dying every year. To better protect your home, yourself, and ensure your furnace’s condition holds, we at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to share the essential steps to prepare the furnace for the off season.
Clean or Replace Your Home Air Filter!
Your HVAC system filters are needed year-round. To remind you to get his crucial step done some people need a good reminder and when you prepare the air conditioner for use and turning off the furnace for the season when it comes time to change or cleaned the filter, depending on its type. The filter needs to be maintained every 30-90 days, which is contingent on the individual home’s circumstances. You can reduce energy consumption in your home by 5-10% by replacing a dirty filter with a clean one frequently as well.
Check Furnace Heat Exchanger for Cracks
A possibility that gasses is leaking out of your furnace can be likely if you discover any cracks in the combustion chamber. It is important to check even though most new furnaces include safety features to help prevent gas from leaking into your home. Older furnaces most likely do not have this feature, however, and are more susceptible to gas leaks.
Can I Store Things Next to My Furnace?
Around the general area, the furnace needs to be cleared in order to avoid the accumulating clutter. During the summer when it is not in use, it is easy for the stuff to pile up around your furnace. After all you might want to turn the heat back on when those unexpected chillier days come through. You could ignite potential fires should anything is stored too close. Make certain the furnace has 18 inches to 3 feet to prevent such risks.
Call Professionals for HVAC Maintenance Services
You need a technician to conduct these services when it comes to any outstanding maintenance and repairs. During professional service, the furnace undergoes a detailed inspect furnace components combustion chamber, burner assembly, pilot light, the motor, the bearings, and heater exchange among others.
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An inspection would serve you now to ensure the furnace is in working order. Also, this is the best time to schedule your air conditioning tune-up service. When it comes to maintaining your HVAC system, the professionals of Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating is readily available in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas. To ensure it is done right, our technicians have the expertise and the right tools.