For furnaces electrical connections, loose panels and of course accumulated dirt clog up, can waste fuel and severely deplete the equipment’s efficiency. When problems do occur with either oil or gas furnaces, they’re typically pretty easy to identify. In this article we will take a look at a comprehensive furnace maintenance checklist to keep you warm and to lower your bills. This information will also give you some clues of what you can expect in terms of potential HVAC repairs that may be needed to fix common issues such as:
- Your Furnace Produces No Heat
- A Furnace Produces Insufficient Heat
- A Furnace Keeps Switching On and Off
- A Furnace’s Pilot Light Won’t Come On
- Noticed Any Unusual Sounds or Smells
Want to make sure your home is as warm and cozy as possible this winter?
Schedule an annual heating & cooling systems check-up and heater maintenance -
Winter 2020 Heater Furnace Maintenance Checklist
- Check disposable filters
Consider replacement if needed. Change the furnace filter once or twice a year to avoid trouble.
- Inspect for adequate combustion air requirements
Ensure the combustion air openings are not blocked or restricted.
- Check fuel pipe for leaks at appliance
Make sure that there are no signs of corrosion.
- Clean and inspect burners and burner compartment
If you’re not able to clean it thoroughly, leave it to a professional.
- Inspect and the electical connections
Check all safety controls and wire connections.
- Clean your flue and chimney
Sweep or vacuum dust from around the furnace and registers so air can flow freely.
- Perform visual inspection of heat exchanger
Perform leakage tests and apply corrosion protection to your heat exchanger, whenever needed.
- Check thermocouple / flame sensor
Clean and check ignitor. Clean the Flame Sensor. Use a straw to remove dust from the pilot.
- Check and flush condensate drains
Make sure drain lines are clear and draining properly
- Lubricate all moving parts
Some older furnaces have two motor bearings and two blower shaft bearings that require annual oiling.
- Inspect venting system for leaks & debris
Professional HVAC technician can perform CO test, circulating air / free air / vent & record
- Check the Thermostat
Have a look at your electronic thermostat to see if the batteries need to be changed
Many homeowners in Las Vegas take the DIY or "Do It Yourself" approach, but dealing with a gas furnace for example, without a proper knowledge and skills can be very dangerous. This is why it's better to hire a trusted HVAC Company to properly prepare your Heater for the winter month and to perform professional Furnace repair in case it is needed.
Nevada Residential Services Heating & Air Conditioning Company serving Las Vegas and surrounding areas providing seasonal Heating & Cooling maintenance Services. Many of our technicians have been in the industry for 15 to 20 years. Our heater & furnace repair experts are NATE certified and background checked. No matter the problem, we can figure it out and get to work repairing it as quickly as possible.
We service all communities in Las Vegas Valley including: Las Vegas, North Las vegas, Henderson, Enterprise, Spring Valley, Green Valley, Summerlin etc.