Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.
If you have a gas furnace, you're in luck: you have one of the most cost-effective forms of heating your home and the heat you have isn't reliant on electricity. Gas furnaces are very valuable and can be a great way to save money on heating bills throughout the year. It's even better if you have a gas water heater as well; as many gas appliances as you can get, the better.
That being said, there are gas furnace services you don't want to ignore. If you have furnace services come to your home as recommended, you can have a furnace that will last several years. After all, no furnace lasts forever and a gas furnace can be a potential danger to the home if there is a leak. Always have a carbon monoxide detector that is working turned on in the home and have at least one of these devices per floor.
Here are furnace services you should regularly have done for your gas furnace. Your furnace unit service will let you know the best way to take care of your furnace so it lasts a long time.
Gas leak checks
Your furnace should be regularly checked to see if it has any energy or gas leaks. A gas leak should be noticeable because the gas you smell will often be unpleasant (gas companies make propane and natural gas smell bad so you can detect a gas leak when it would be otherwise unscented). However, you may not notice a gas leak if your furnace is in the basement or if you don't actively live on the main floor where it is.
A gas leak check can be done by your furnace services company and can tell you whether you have a small or more concerning leak in the home. Your gas usage may go up if you have a leak so have your furnace specialist check your unit if you suspect any leaks.
Have the lines and vents to your gas furnace checked to ensure there is no blockage of heat in any way. This way, you can have the best service and ensure you are not backing up a unit or causing any additional heat. Filters should also be checked often to make sure they are cleaned and they should be changed if there are issues. Your gas furnace services will give you a schedule they recommend you follow to have your furnace checked regularly.Share
22 February 2023