There are several different types of furnaces. Here in Denver, gas force furnaces are one of the most common.
Gas forced furnaces use several different components that work together to keep you comfortable.
Any one part can go out at any time. When a problem exists within the system, it can lower efficiency, or reduce the heating process, causing discomfort inside your home. A regular maintenance schedule can correct potential problems before they escalate. That can include:
Change out filters – this should be performed regularly. The busier the household, the more often you should change your filter. Monthly for active households, quarterly at a minimum.
Clean the burners – the burners need to be cleaned periodically to prevent soot and condensation from building up. A pro will do this as a part of their annual checkup.
Check the gas line – while working with natural gas should always be left to the professionals, you can pay attention to any sign of a leak. A hissing sound near the gas valve signals a problem. Keeping an up-to-date carbon monoxide detector in your home will also warn you of any problems. If you smell gas, move to safety and call in a pro right away.
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