Keep your system running at peak performance and extend its useful life with these handy tips. While mechanical heating and cooling equipment is complex, there are some basic preventive maintenance procedures you can perform to keep your system running at its most efficient.

First, assess the condition of your current home comfort system. If your furnace is more than 12 years, it’s time to call your local Heating Contractor to learn about reducing your utility bills with today’s more energy efficient equipment.

Gas Furnace Maintenance
  1. Confirm that the furnace runs completely through a normal cycle from start-up to shut-down. Look at the thermostat reading to confirm that the system shuts off when reaching the high temperature set-point. (If otherwise, you have a short cycling problem requiring a service call.)
  2. Clean dust or move objects away from the grates that supply air into each room and the large return grate, usually in a hallway, to ensure proper air flow.
  3. Make sure obstacles are cleared away from the furnace and the safety switch on the furnace door.
  4. Check the vent connections for the exhaust pipe and chimney for rust or gaps.
  5. Make sure your CO/CO2 monitor is operating properly and that it has fresh batteries.
  6. Replace furnace filters bi-annually.