Our furnaces are our best friends during the cold winter months. We need them to stay at a comfortable temperature and keep us from freezing. They therefore must be in proper working order to get the most they have to offer out of them. A furnace is operational after it is turned on and temperature is set. This action then tells the furnace to send fuel to the sparked flame within the furnace. The heated air is then distributed by the blower throughout the ducts, keeping your home warm and toasty to your liking.
Though this may sound simple it is, in fact,a pretty complex system. Despite all the ‘thinking’ your furnace does on its own, it cannot operate properly unless it is properly cleaned and tuned. Keeping your furnace tuned will make it more efficient and save on your energy bill. Another thing to think about is dirt. Dirt is one of the biggest problem for furnaces not working correctly. Make sure all components of your heating system are clean — ducts included.
Even if your energy bill is low, a finely tuned furnace has health benefits, too. An unkempt furnace is more likely to spit out carbon monoxide. This is a poisonous gas that is very bad for your health. There are certain ways to check and make sure your furnace is working properly. Some of the steps include checking the furnace ignition, checking pressure guages, checking the furnace draft, as well as cleaning or installing a new air filter. Always make sure there is no power going to your furnace before doing ANY of this work yourself.
It is recommended to have your furnace serviced once a year; however, if you feel your furnace is operating poorly, call the professionals at Hays Heating and Cooling. . A properly tuned furnace is not only essential in saving money but for your health as well!