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Furnace tune up

Prepare for the Winter with a Furnace Tune Up

As we approach fall and temperature drops below 18°C, it is time to switch on your furnace. To get the best seasonal home comfort, The ideal home temperature
for winter should be between 18°C and 21°C. There are a few things you should do before turning on your furnace for the first time to ensure it is ready for the winter cold. Check that your furnace tune up is complete.

Follow this checklist to be sure that you’re ready for the cold

  • Check the furnace motor if it runs smoothly
  • Check what type of oil for furnace blower motor need to be added to remain well lubricated
  • Testing furnace ignitor works as it supposed to
  • Check the furnace exhaust fan
  • If needed learn how to reset furnace control board
  • Clean the gas furnace condensate drain
  • Find out how to test carbon monoxide in your home
  • Change to winter thermostat setting
  • Invest in a thorough furnace duct cleaning

Look up how often to change furnace filter

This is a super easy and affordable task for homeowners. Simply make sure your furnace is off, remove the filter from the blower, and dispose or clean it as necessary.

This is something you should be doing about once every 3 months at least, not just when you first turn on your furnace.

Is a furnace tune up worth it?

Once a year, your furnace should get a thorough tune up, ideally before you use it for the first time.

A tune up will offer you piece of mind that your furnace is ready for whatever the winter might bring for us. It will also increase the efficiency of your furnace, which means you won’t sweat those winter energy bills as much.

Our skilled professional experts can provide you with a comprehensive furnace tune up and guide you through the procedure step by step. This winter, you’ll have total trust in your furnace.
Contact us get a free estimate today!

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Fall Furnace Maintenance Checklist

Fall is officially here, which means it’s time to start thinking about getting your furnace ready for colder weather. This year why not be proactive about your home heating with a quick self-inspection using this fall furnace maintenance checklist.

While this fall furnace maintenance checklist isn’t completely comprehensive, it does provide a good starting point to help you understand your heating system. It is by no means a replacement for a professional inspection by an experienced and properly trained HVAC technician.

Fall Furnace Maintenance For Homeowners

  1. Examine the exterior and interior of your furnace with a flashlight. Basically, you’re looking for any moisture buildup or corrosion. If you tap around the furnace with your flashlight and hear and see rust falling then you’ve got a corrosion problem. Corrosion could be caused by moisture, which means you might also have a problem with moisture. This is definitely something you should flag with your technician when you have a furnace inspection.
  2. Check for leaks in your heating system. If your system is running and you hold your hand over the various connections in the ductwork and feel blowing air then you have a leak. Leaks in your ductwork can reduce the efficiency of your system. One quick fix is to use a high-grade duct tape to stop the leaks. Once you’ve done so, it’s also a good idea to flag these leaky areas with your HVAC technician to ensure the problem isn’t a bigger one.
  3. Change your furnace filter. Many of our blog entries about fall furnace maintenance include reminders to change your furnace filter. That’s because it’s one of the easiest things to do and very important. A dirty filter causes your furnace to work harder than it needs to, which will cost you money on your energy bills.
  4. Replace your thermostat batteries. It’s not something we think of very often, but it’s important to always ensure your thermostat has fresh batteries, so it can properly activate and control your heating and cooling systems.
  5. Clean out any exterior vents. These vents are an important part of allowing your furnace to function properly. Cleaning them is an important part of fall furnace maintenance because limbs and leaves can easily clog them and cause problems.
  6. Ensure all the vents in your home are clear of furniture, toys, etc. Allowing your vents to easily distribute air is important to properly heating your home and letting your thermostat know that each room is properly heated.
  7. Turn your furnace on before it gets really cold out. If you wait until the last-minute to turn on your furnace and it doesn’t work you might be left out in the cold. Turn it on early and if you have any issues you’ll know right away, long before the cold weather has arrived.

For more information about fall furnace maintenance or to schedule an appointment contact Furnace Pro Inc today. Furnace Pro Inc has been helping customers in Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA with fall furnace maintenance for over 30 years.

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The Importance Of A Furnace Inspection

Call it what you will, furnace maintenance, furnace inspection, furnace repair, taking care of your furnace is an essential part of ensuring its reliability, efficiency and longevity.

Your furnace is an important part of your home. It moves the air around, filters it, and heats it in the winter. It reduces allergens and dust, and improves the overall air quality in your home. It addresses moisture issues and maintains a healthy level of humidity in your home, even in the winter.

Common problems with your furnace that can be found by a professional furnace inspection can be:

  • Loose ductwork resulting from normal thermal expansion and contraction.
  • The need to lubricate the blower motor bearings.
  • The needs to replace the air filter and clean the dust out off the blower fan blades and AC condensing coil.

An inspection can also find and repair less than obvious problems like:

  • A loose blower belt
  • A blocked condensate drain
  • An aging or loose wiring harness

The best way to keep your furnace operating efficiently is to have a furnace inspection prior to when you need your furnace the most. When cold weather hits you don’t want to be worried about how well your furnace is operating, you simply want to turn it on and enjoy the warm comfort it provides.

Professional Furnace Inspection

A properly certified and licensed HVAC technician will run a diagnostic check on your furnace to ensure its operating as efficiently as possible. They’ll perform safety tests to monitor any gas leaks or CO2 levels, so you can rest assured that your furnace is running safely. Furnace inspection will also ensure that all the various components of your furnace are running properly like the blower motor, the humidifier, and any other mechanical element. A furnace inspection also takes the stability and cleanliness of your duct system into account and let’s you know if there are any glaring problems.

Between Each Furnace Inspection

In between each semi-annual furnace inspection here’s one easy thing you can do yourself to keep your furnace running well.

Change your furnace filter:

  • This doesn’t need to be a scheduled thing, but should be done at least once every few months, or sooner if you check it and notice that it’s especially clogged.
  • This also helps maintain healthy airflow throughout your home.
  • Changing your air filter reduces the load on your fan motor, as it’s easier to move air through the system with a clean filter.
  • A new air filter reduces the allergens, dust and other airborne particles in your home.

For more information about or to schedule a furnace inspection contact Furnace Pro Inc today: 647-547-6094

Furnace Pro Inc has been serving Toronto, York Region and the GTA for over 30 years.