Get your furnace ready for the winter in Toronto and GTA
Preparing your furnace for the winter can be an essential part of your winter preparations.
Having a check up done or maintenance on your furnace before the winter season can save you hundreds and thousands of dollars. Do not wait until it is too cold to find out that your furnace is malfunctioning or not operating to the fullest capacity. To properly prepare your furnace in Toronto or GTA for the winter only requires few hours but it will bring you peace of mind and comfort throughout the winter season. Here are just few simple steps you can perform or ask a licensed contractor in Toronto to perform on your natural gas furnace to keep you comfortable all winter long.
- Clean or replace your furnace filter
Clean filter allows hot air to flow easier allowing your home to heat faster. Also consider upgrading to the pleated filter if your current one is a flat filter. Electronic filter increases the energy efficiency and increases the hot air flow through your home
- Clean air vents, ducts and coil
Vacuum and remove any dust from your vents or perform a duct cleaning service by a licensed professional in Toronto. Remove the cover and use vacuum brush to clean off any dust or debris from the coil and then reattach the cover back.
- Check the blower motor and belt
Make sure to turn of the furnace power and then use screwdriver to remove the steel cover of the air handler. You will see the largest rubber belt it is your blower belt. Inspect for cracks, loose belts can increase furnace operating time. Replace frayed or cracked belts. Few drops f oil will keep the motor running smoothly.
- Ensure blower doors are replaced properly
This will keep Carbon Monoxide separate from the warm air circulating through your home
- Check that vents are unobstructed in your home
Open all air vents and remove any furniture, boxes and anything that gets in the way of air flowing through the vents. Air need to circulate easily and your furnace will work less when heated air is not blocked and cooler air can circulate back freely.
- Inspect the exhaust flue outdoors
Ensure it is free of any obstructions such as branches and or animal nests and all connections are securely fastened. You can check it by removing the flue cap near the furnace and water heater and looking through the flue to the outside.
- Keep are around your furnace and outdoor condenser unit free of clutter, debris, boxes, clothes, any flammable products which should not be stores near the furnace or hot water heater.
For more information on how to get your furnace in Toronto and GTA ready for the winter please contact one of our specialists. Should you require a service call or a replacement of your furnace, we will be happy to assist you in selecting the most reliable equipment.
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