Just because it’s summer and you’ve turned off your furnace for the season doesn’t mean you should be finished with your furnace just yet. After a long hard fall and winter where your furnace worked hard to keep you and your family cool it’s time to ensure that it’s shut down properly maintained for the summer. Summer furnace maintenance services are an essential part of your HVAC maintenance regimen and can ensure your furnace is working properly and ready for the fall when it inevitably arrives again.
The Importance of Summer Furnace Maintenance Services
Heating your home in the fall and winter isn’t the first thing that comes to mind during the beautiful hot summer months. However, summer is the ideal time to fix your furnace because you aren’t relying on it for anything. Without proper servicing and maintenance prior to fall and winter you can’t be completely sure it will work properly and might fail when you need it most. You might also have to wait for a service appointment because fall and early winter are very busy times of year.
Professional Furnace Maintenance Services
Hiring a reputable and experienced HVAC technician from a company like Novel Care is the best way to ensure your furnace is thoroughly inspected and properly maintained. A good HVAC technician will take care of the following:
- Clean out all dirt, dust and debris from your furnace and it’s related components.
- Test the airflow into and out of your furnace as well as throughout your ductwork.
- Check and test the pilot light and test the burner if your particular type of furnace has them.
- Inspect and lubricate all parts that move or have mechanisms.
- Check the flue.
- Inspect the overall condition of the furnace and all of it’s related components.
- Discuss the thermostat settings and provide advice to save you money.
- Complete a full safety test of your furnace to ensure it’s not leaking carbon monoxide and that none of the gas connections are faulty.
- Ensure that all areas are even heated as needed.
All makes and models of furnace can benefit from a thorough inspection. Novel Care can also help you file a warranty claim against your furnace if it still applies, so your repairs and maintenance might be covered.
Homeowner Furnace Maintenance
Throughout the year there are a few things that each homeowner can do to ensure their furnace is operating properly. Inspecting and changing the furnace filter regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently. A clogged filter makes your furnace work harder to send heated air throughout your home, and if you also have a central air conditioner this filter applies to that as well.
Homeowners should also install and regularly check carbon monoxide detectors. While these are important for the safety of you and your family they can also identify a malfunctioning furnace. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to any new or strange noises coming from your furnace during operation. Typically it should make the same amount and types of noise all the time, when something new appears that means that something has changed and should be inspected by a professional.
Schedule Furnace Maintenance Services
For more information about furnace maintenance services or to schedule an appointment contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. We’ve been serving Toronto, York Region and the GTA for over 30 years, providing exceptional HVAC services to customers new and old.