If you just purchased a new furnace you are likely not worrying about it having problems. The truth is, however, that problems can happen at any age. One thing you can do to help prevent things going wrong with your furnace is by doing the proper maintenance. Below there is more information about this so you can be worry free about your furnace providing you with warmth this winter.
The first thing you should do is to contact a furnace contractor and schedule inspection now. Set up a time for them to come to your home to do this inspection. This should be done at least once per year. The best time is in the fall before the cold weather moves in.
This inspection will find even small problems the furnace may have that you do not know about. This is beneficial as if many problems are found early, they will cost much less to repair than if you wait and the problem becomes much worse.
Change the Air Filter
One thing that may not seem important is the air filter, but it is essential that it be changed when needed. This is due to dirt and debris build up on the air filter over time. Once this happens, your furnace will not be able to heat your home as well. This also means the furnace may run longer than normal. A dirty air filter will also cause dust and other debris to blow into your home while the furnace is running.
If you have pets in your home, you should check your filter more often. Pet hair builds up on filters very easily and clogs them up.
Inspect Pilot Light
There is a pilot light on your furnace that is important. This is because the pilot light shows you if the gas in the furnace is burning properly. The light should always be the color blue. If the flame is yellow this is a sign that the furnace is having problems. In many cases, a yellow flame or a flame that is any color other than blue signifies you have high carbon monoxide production.
Carbon monoxide is dangerous and even more dangerous as it has no smell at all. Because of this, install a carbon monoxide detector in your home that works just like a smoke detector but instead of smoke it alerts you if there is carbon monoxide in the air.
You furnace contractor can give you many more tips on keeping your new furnace in good shape.
For any furnace maintenance services, reach out to a professional near you.