This is the time of year when you really need your furnace to be in top condition, and that means attending to all the possible problems that may come about. Furnaces, while not complex items, involve a number of parts that do need maintenance, so it helps if you can get them checked over.
We took a look at a few parts of the furnace that may need your attention, and some are those you may not think about. It’s also advisable that you engage a professional to give your furnace a good overhaul, as this means it gets seen to by people who are experts in the field.
Fresh Air Intakes
Now, this is one of the most important of all the aspects of a furnace, and as it is one that is simply there, we tend to take it for granted. Why does your furnace need a fresh air duct? Quite simply, without it, your furnace could not burn and you would have no heat!
There are different types of furnace – we won’t go into too much detail about those here – but all need a supply of fresh air if they are to operate efficiently. This is because to burn, you need oxygen, which comes from the air. Now, your duct may be a simple one running from the outside of the house to the room housing your furnace, or a more complex design, but in all cases it must be kept clear if the furnace is to operate efficiently. That’s why you need to get someone in to look at it, especially at this time of year!
A clear and operating duct will not only ensure your furnace runs efficiently and provides you with adequate heat, but will also make sure that you are not wasting energy and money in having your system operating inefficiently.
One other area you need to pay attention to is that of insulation. It’s all very well having a furnace that is working correctly – and for more heating and cooling information that will help you we recommend you check out Weather Tech, who are experts in the field in and around Winnipeg – but what if a good deal of it is simply disappearing through the roof, or out of poorly maintained doors or windows?
You may be surprised to find how frequently this happens, as it is something that many people overlook. Even in the most modern of homes insulation can be a problem, and it is essential that you not only have your furnace checked out, but that you get your insulation looked at as fully as possible.
Your local insulation and heating experts will be more than happy to help you with advice on insulation when it comes to your home, and also other advice on keeping your home and furnace operating in the best possible way in those cold winter months, so why not have a closer look now and see if Weather Tech can help you.