Furnace Repair Service: A Simple Maintenance Check-list for Your Gas Furnace
During the winter, you will probably have a gas furnace installed to keep your home warm and comfortable to stay in. Your furnace may not always perform optimally due to factors such as wear and tear of moving its parts. While Furnace Repair Service can always be outsourced, it can be expensive in the long run. Doing regular check-ups on your gas furnace will greatly reduce you repair costs and energy bills caused by inefficiency of the furnace. You should always check for the following abnormalities when doing regular maintenance of your gas furnace:
Leaks in the gas line
Ensure you inspect you gas line from the gas tank nozzle and the shut-off valve to the burners. If you hear a hissing sound coming from these parts, quickly disconnect the gas pipe connecting the gas tank and the burner, remove the gas tank outside and open all the windows and doors to allow the gas that may have leaked to escape the house.
During this time, ensure no one in your home is using something that may cause a fire outbreak: even an electric spark on your socket could ignite the gas. You should wait outside for some few minutes before getting back to the house to give time for the gas to escape. Immediately seal the leak or replace any part that has malfunctioned.
Check your furnace for cracks especially on the side panelling, valves or the burners. If you find any crack, ensure they are sealed by a professional HVAC technician to avoid further damage to your furnace. Toxic fumes escaping from the cracks could spread via the ductwork posing a safety hazard in your home.
Dirt on the pilot assembly
Do not allow grime or dirt to accumulate on the pilot system as this will put out the pilot light. This can cause your furnace to shut down indefinitely while you need its service most. A clean pilot system will ensure that your furnace is working efficiently.
If your gas furnace malfunctions, you can get it repaired or replaced by a competent HVAC technician from East side Heating and Air Conditioning. For more information on efficient HVAC systems and Furnace Repair Service, visit Eastsideheating.com.
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