Preparing your homes furnace for winter
The first snowfall of the winter season is upon us! To get you in the winter spirit (or not), let’s take a look at the one furnace check that could save a life.
Your Furnace comes first!
Before you start blasting that beautiful warm air through your halls, take a look at your furnace. You’ll probably want to clean or change the filters before putting them through the heating season (and you’ll probably need to check them out every month, just to keep ‘em in tip top shape). Every winter, furnace technicians respond to middle-of-the-night and weekend emergency calls to attend to broken furnaces. An essential part of properly managing a property is to have annual furnace inspections done by a certified technician.
One of the most common causes of a furnace not coming on is due to a corroded flame sensor. Typically to fix this is to use a brush with low-grade sandpaper. Another cause of a furnace not turning on can be caused by dust buildup or electrical malfunctions. A certified technician can perform the following inspections
- air intake grills checked for blockages
- check blower motor amperage draw
- check vent system for blockages or leaks
- check carbon monoxide levels
- check drainage system for blockages & leaks
- blower door checked for leaks
- inspect burners and flame sensor
- ensure wiring is not damaged
- inspect heat exchanger for corrosion
The technician will also check the furnace filters, though these should be replaced every three months.
The best advice? Take care of your furnace, and it will take care of your tenants and you. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a building and a professional property management team knows how to spot potential problems before they have a chance to grow into larger ones. Hiring a property management company gives you the security of knowing that your building or residence will be cared for properly and efficiently, which translates into less stress and worry for you.
The best time to schedule furnace maintenance any time before the weather starts to get cold!
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