When cold weather hits, you want your furnace to do its job. For it to function at peak performance, the furnace needs proper maintenance. Then you have maximum hear output and no wasted energy. If you ignore your furnace, it can break down and cause poor air quality in your home. At Cascade Energy Services, we provide furnace maintenance, service, repair, and installation in Seattle. Here are some tips that can help ensure your furnace runs strong all winter long.
Early Maintenance Is Advises
The best time to get your furnace serviced is before the cold weather hits. You should have your heating system checked out annually. But if you haven’t taken care of that yet, don’t wait any longer. Our technicians can tune-up the furnace and catch small ones before they become bigger.
Take a Look
Look at your furnace every so often. Check that the venting pipe is secure and angled. All other tubes should be secure as well. Sniff around the furnace. If you smell a rotten egg odor, you have a gas leak.
Clear the Drainage Tube
Water is produced from propane and natural gas furnaces. This is why there is a drip pan that collects the moisture. The drainage tube can become clogged. When this happens, it can fill the manifold. The flame sensor can then shut the system down. Blowing compressed air can clear the drainage tube.
Dust & Vacuum
Over time dust and dirt can build up and cause the furnace to work less efficiently. Brush the dust off of components with a soft paintbrush. Then vacuum up the dust.
These are some simple steps that make sure you have heat all winter long. If you need furnace maintenance, service, repair, and installation in Seattle, contact Cascade Energy Services at (425) 243-0371.