If you ask any Canadian on a typical winter day what the most important part of their home’s HVAC system is, they’ll almost certainly tell you it’s the furnace. Even during the middle of July, many Canadian will have the foresight to still say the furnace, and that makes sense. While the heat can seem unbearable when it’s time to sleep, the winter cold can kill. Fortunately, our homes and furnaces are here to keep us toasty warm until May! And here’s how you can keep your furnace happy.
Change Your Filter.
Depending on your furnace, you’ll need to change the filter a minimum of once every 1-3 months. But did you know that you may need to change the filter a lot more often? Everything from whether people in the house smoke to how many pets you own can affect just how quickly your furnace filter clogs up. Two golden retrievers that are shedding their summer coat as the weather chills are going to make quite the difference on how hard your furnace and furnace filter are working. And unfortunately, staying on top of your filter changes is only half the battle. Well, three quarters of the battle.
Clear Built up Carbon and Flue Pipe Inspections.
Albertans are handy people. With the internet and a confident, DIY attitude, many Calgarians manage to do these necessary chores without much of a struggle. However, not all Calgarians have time to sink three or four hours into furnace maintenance. Others have the time, but they’d rather spend it with friends or family, and who can blame them? Not us! If looking up how to inspect your own flue pipe doesn’t float your boat, make sure to give the experts at Plumbing Paramedics a call.
Keep your Warranty Viable.
Did you know that many furnace manufactures mandate that your furnace be inspected every single year by a professional? Obviously, no one can force you to book an inspection, but the warranty on your furnace may be voided if you don’t. At Plumbing Paramedics, we’re all about helping Calgarians to make informed decisions about their furnace or plumbing. So we recommend checking your user manual or calling the manufacturer. That way, whether you decide to call in our experts or do an inspection yourself, you have all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Here at the Plumbing Paramedics, we believe in preventive care and being proactive. We try to help Calgarians seen the benefits of annual maintenance for their furnace or water heater before one or the other breaks. If you believe in taking care of problems before they begin, give us a call today at 403-452-2911 or contact us online!