Tips for maintaining a furnace

Some tips to maintain your furnace.

Tip 1: Make sure the pilot light is burning

  • Some furnace units must be lit by hand if the pilot light goes out.
  • Follow the instructions for relighting usually printed on access doors.
  • Some furnace units must be lit by hand if the pilot light goes out.

Tip 2: Check the blower and vacuum out and dust or debris 

Check or replace the filter every 30 days.

Tip 3: Lubricate the blower motor

Tip 4: Remove the flame shield and check the burner for corrosion.

Check flames with the fan off and on to conform to proper operation.

Tip 5: Check the flue for gaps or dents and make sure it is venting properly to the outdoors.

Tip 6: Vacuum all the dust from the air registers around the house.

Tip 7: Check motion and make sure they are clear of furniture rugs, drapes, etc. to let the air flow freely. 

Step 8: Reassemble the Faucet

 

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