To avoid potential furnace problems, it’s recommended that you have a technician perform a furnace inspection. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that should be helpful:
What does a furnace check up include?
- Inspecting the vent system and air intake grilles, removing any blockages.
- Checking the heat exchanger for signs of damage or corrosion.
- Examining and cleaning the blower, removing any debris.
- Checking the blower motor and testing its amp draw.
Why should I clean my furnace?
A clean will also prevent any wear and tear, maintaining the longevity and efficiency of your furnace. Not only do furnace cleanings save you on repairing your furnace, but they can also prevent hazardous occurrences. A carbon monoxide leak can occur when a crack begins to develop in the heat exchanger or flue pipes
How often should you have a furnace inspection?
A gas furnace should be serviced at least once a year, preferably, though, in both the spring and the fall. Annual maintenance, including a thorough examination and cleaning of the parts that commonly malfunction, like the air filter, the fan, the pilot light, and the heat exchanger, can usually prevent these problems.
How long should a furnace cleaning take?
Furnace tune-ups take anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on the unit. You won’t have to put your whole day on hold. It’s a small investment of time to make sure you aren’t huddled and waiting for heat when you need it most.