Before the furnace comes to the end of the season, there are a few things that need to be done. Where the people in Greater Las Vegas, NV doesn’t have to rely on the furnace too long into the year, our winter to spring transitions can be fairly unpredictable. Once you realize the weather is officially warming up, having the plan to prepare the furnace for season retirement can be helpful. An average of 170 people in the US die every year from furnaces and other non-automotive consumer products that produce CO results. Before your furnace is no longer needed, Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to share the essential steps to take care of it.
Change or Clean Air Filters
The HVAC system filters are utilized year-round. Depending on the type, when it comes time to change or clean the filter, some people need a good reminder and when you prepare the air conditioner for use and turning off the furnace for the season, this time can remind you to get his crucial step done. Contingent on the individual home’s circumstances, the filter needs to be maintained every 30-90 days. Additionally, by replacing a dirty filter with a clean one frequently, you can reduce energy consumption in your home by 5-10%.
Inspect for Cracked Heat Exchanger
In the event you discover any cracks in the combustion chamber it is possible that gas is leaking out of your furnace. Though most new furnaces include safety features to help prevent gas from leaking into your home. Being more susceptible to gas leaks, older furnaces most likely do not have this feature, however.
Keep Space Around Furnace Clean
To avoid the accumulating clutter, the furnace needs to be cleared around the general area. It is easy for the stuff to pile up around your furnace during the summer when it is not in use. For a couple hours during the cold and rainy spring days, you might want to turn the heat back. If anything is stored too close, you could ignite potential fires. To prevent hazards, be sure the furnace has 18 inches to 3 feet.
Call Professional HVAC Contractors
When it comes to any outstanding maintenance and repairs you need a technician to conduct these services. The furnace has a detailed inspection during professional service furnace components combustion chamber, pilot light, burner assembly, the motor, the bearings, and heater exchange among others.
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It is in your better interest to not wait to schedule an inspection next fall. Since you will likely forget about any furnace problems, when the temperature drops, it can be frustrated to deal with problems when you need that furnace. Whether it’s time to replace your furnace, maintain it or just need repairs, contact Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating. Our technicians have the right tools and experience to get the job done and save you from a headache. To provide our expertise for your furnace needs, we are readily available.