Furnace Maintenance

By
Home Inspector with National Property Inspections

It's that time of the year again...time to turn on your heat or get your heat ready for use when cooler weather strikes!

Your heating equipment should be routinely checked by a qualified professional on an annual basis. However; there are also key maintenance checks you should perform on your heating equipment.

  • Maintain records to keep track of maintenance checks and requirements.
  • Change the filter as required, once every other month or more frequently, depending on the variables in your home.
  • Look for water leaks or changes in the system.
  • Check the drain lines to make sure they are clear and draining properly.
  • Listen to the furnace operate and follow up on any unfamiliar sounds.
  • Check flue pipes and vents for rust, water leaks and loose connections.
  • Contact a qualified service technician if you don't feel comfortable performing these tasks on your own.

For more information on home inspections, commercial building inspections or to find an inspector in your area, go to www.npiweb.com.

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