Gas Furnace Service
Gas Furnace Service

Do You Need to Know How to Service a Gas Furnace?

These days, a gas furnace service is more complicated than it used to be, especially if you want to try and do it yourself to save on the cost of a professional service being done often. The cleans and tunes of yesteryears used to involve taking out the pilot burner and then cleaning it thoroughly, removing any rust from the main burners using a wire brush. Steel wool was used to clean the thermocouple. These were procedures that certainly worked way back then, but today we have advanced technology and highly efficient furnaces that require far more in-depth and precise cleaning and service procedures so as to ensure optimal performance and a furnace that works the way the manufacturer intended it to. Ideally, a service and proper checkup should be done one a year which will help to ward off the cold, keep utility bills low, and create a more energy efficient environment.

How to Tell When It’s Time for a Gas Furnace Repair Service or Replacement

If your furnace has failed or suspect it is about to pack up, it’s definitely time for a gas furnace repair service. Furnaces have a general life expectancy of around 25 years, and but good maintenance and regular replacement of parts and oil, they can last longer. However, if your furnace has stopped working, it can be costly and inconvenient. Don’t leave your furnace to stop working before you replace it. Regular services can catch early warning signs of impending failure, and save you a great deal of money in the long run.

Are You Looking for a Natural Gas Furnace Replacement Service?

Is your home starting to not feel as warm as it should? Maybe your utility bills have skyrocketed? It could be time for a professional and natural gas furnace replacement service. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 – 18 years, and studies have shown that furnaces tend to incur the most repair costs in the last two years of their lifespan. If you have already had repairs in the last year or so and needed additional repairs within that time, it could be time to replace your unit. Don’t wait until the furnace breaks completely to replace it, especially if it is particularly old.

Your Gas Furnace Service Checklist for Maintenance and Cleaning

You already know that your gas furnace needs to be able to do your justice and serve you well, for at least several years before you have to even consider repairs or a replacement. But, these units don’t take care of themselves and require regular maintenance and checking on. If the furnace is dirty, you need to know when to clean it. Remembering to look after your furnace is the only way to stop spending too much on repairs and services each season. Use the below gas furnace service checklist to keep your furnace in good working order:

  • Always work under safe electric conditions
  • Start by cleaning and replacing the filter system
  • Check the thermostat and check it off your gas furnace service checklist when done
  • Clean the blower
  • Repair or clean the ducts
  • Clean out the vents
  • Inspect the fan
  • Check for signs of carbon monoxide
  • Clean or replace filters
  • Test and run the furnace

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