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Furnace Maintenance - A Necessary Homeowner's Chore

furnace_maintenance.jpgIf you want your Las Vegas heating system to run optimally and last for years, you will have to conduct some routine maintenance on your furnace. Faulty settings, dirty filters and congested burners can all wreck havoc on the efficiency and operation of a furnace. Regardless of whether you have a forced air heating system or other furnace type in place, you should replace the filters on a regular basis and have a certified quality inspector come out once a year to test your furnace. Failure to maintain your heating system could result in high repair costs.
 
Top preventative maintenance you should conduct on your furnace includes lubricating applicable moving parts in the system; cleaning the air filters, motors, fan and burners; testing for carbon monoxide leaks; and inspecting the blower, fan belt, safety controls, gas pilot light, piping, and thermostat.
 
Carbon monoxide testing is essential as the heat exchangers of a furnace have the possibility of releasing carbon monoxide gas. The heat exchanger surfaces can collect dust and other debris which might hinder its operation, so it is important to vacuum and dust the surface a few times a year. If possible, have a qualified Las Vegas HVAC inspector check the exchanger and the rest of the system in the late summer before using the heater for the first time that season. At this time, the inspector could oil necessary parts and check the fan belt for you.
 
Another maintenance task to consider for your furnace is checking and replacing the filters as needed. Some filters are reusable and require that you wash out the dust accumulation and then dry it before placing it back in the furnace unit. With disposable filters, you can toss the dirty one and replace it with a new one so you can ensure the dust and allergens released into the air by the furnace are kept to a minimum.
 
ubrication at key points in the furnace is essential to quiet operation of the appliance. Plus, it will increase the life span as well and reduce eventual repair costs. Lubrication reduces strain on the motor because the parts are not sticking or laboring.
 
Proper furnace maintenance is a necessary Las Vegas homeowner’s chore. If you want your heating system to last for years with minimal repairs, maintain the system by hiring a qualified Las Vegas air conditioning and heating technician.
 
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