Why Regular Furnace Maintenance Is Important
A Charleston furnace maintenance company usually gets flooded with calls the very first night the weather temperature nose dives! People start their furnace for the first time since last winter, and there is a problem. Their furnace is not working. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you have your furnace maintained by a professional, you can rest assured that your furnace will deliver heat when you most need it. Regular furnace maintenance does pay off and it should be an important part of your house up keep and maintenance.
It does not matter which fuel your furnace burns. It could burn wood, oil, natural gas or propane. All of these fuels combust or burn fuel and it is important to check the burners, heat exchanger, and vent systems. Improperly maintained equipment can cause a build up of carbon monoxide, a deadly gas as it is odorless and colorless. Exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide causes a range of symptoms such as weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and flu like symptoms.
Carbon Monoxide enters your home due to malfunctions in the furnace burner and vent systems.
A professional inspection of your equipment by a Charleston furnace repair professional is an important part of your yearly maintenance. The heat exchanger in your furnace is responsible for isolating poisonous gas exhaust products from the air in your home. A check-up should include inserting a scope into the heat exchanger to check for cracks, which if found early need to be addresses. Without regular maintenance you would not be able to detect these very small cracks. However, over time these small cracks will get bigger and bigger allowing more carbon monoxide to enter your home.
Your Furnace Maintenance Should Also Include a Furnace Cleaning
When cleaning your furnace it is important to remove dirt, which is an enemy to your furnace and to your indoor air quality. Secondary heat exchangers will clog up if not kept clean. It will also cause the furnace efficiency to drop, consume more fuel and increase the temperatures in the vent system, perhaps to the point of it becoming unsafe.
Regular furnace cleanings include checking and removing debris around the blower, housing and the internal drain passages. Your should also inspect all the vital safety components of your furnace, such as the Pressure Switches, Roll-out Switches, Vent Fan, Indoor Blower Motor.
A properly maintained furnace that has received regularly scheduled maintenance service and repairs from a licensed Charleston professional will ensure that your furnace will perform at peak efficiency and keep your home comfortable and warm when you need it most.