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Stay Warm For Less With The Furnace Maintenance Checklist Made For Edmonton Winters

You depend on your furnace to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter long, so it’s wise to make sure it’s in tip-top shape, especially considering that heating and cooling costs account for nearly 50% of the energy needs of the average Edmonton home. Maintaining your furnace is one of the best ways to ensure you get peak performance from your furnace so you can improve its energy efficiency and keep your energy costs low—keep reading to learn how.

What does furnace maintenance include?

Furnace maintenance doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. In a few hours, you can perform a check on all the various component parts of your furnace and take care of any repairs before winter arrives. Have your furnace serviced by an HVAC professional. You would have to be a serious and talented do-it-yourselfer to tackle this list of tasks:

  • Clean: Start by removing all storage items or clutter surrounding the furnace. Thoroughly vacuum the floor and then give the outside of the furnace a wipe to remove any dust. Next, clean the following components:
    -Blower compartment
    -Fan blades
    -Drain line
    -Condenser coil
    -Heating vents and registers throughout the house
  • Inspect: In addition to the above, you’ll also want to inspect the following components to make sure they’re in good working order and that there are no signs of damage, cracks, leaks or blockages.
    -Combustion vents
    -Drain lines
    -Drive belt
    -Flue pipe
    -Panels
    -Pilot
    -ThermostatsVents
  • Lubricate any moving parts of the furnace to keep the motor in good running order.

 

What Should I Expect From A Furnace Inspection?

A professional furnace repair technician will check on all the items listed above, and more. If you’re DIYing your furnace maintenance, you may discover a problem that you’re not sure how to fix, and this is where having a professional HVAC specialist can be a big benefit. They’ll be able to inspect your furnace, identify any areas that could lead to problems down the road, and may even perform small repairs right on the spot.

 

How Much Does A Furnace Inspection Cost?

A furnace inspection generally costs between $75 and $150, depending on several factors such as the type of furnace you have, how well the furnace has been maintained and the contractor you choose.

 

Contact Us for a Free Quote!

For quick, efficient and cost-effective furnace installation and repair in Edmonton, visit Modern Air & Water. We take care of all your heating and cooling needs, proudly serving Edmonton and the surrounding areas since 1976. Contact us today to request a free quote.

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