Summer is here and it is time to say goodbye to those chilly temperatures. While we may not use our furnaces much in Florida, we still like to have them for those chilly nights. Before you shut off your furnace for good for the summer, there are a few things every homeowner should do in order to preserve the condition of their furnace during the offseason.
Change the Filter
Even though you may have kept up on furnace maintenance throughout the season and have regularly changed your filters, it is always a good idea to change them again. Changing your filters is important for helping to prevent the production of carbon dioxide. It is always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to changing your filters.
Evaluate the Combustion Chamber
Over time, the constant expansion and contraction of your furnace can cause the combustion chamber to develop small cracks that are difficult to detect. Carbon monoxide has the potential to find its way into your home through these cracks. If you are not positive if there are cracks in the chamber, you can always have it evaluated by a technician.
At the end of the winter season, you will want to do an overall evaluation of your furnace. You should thoroughly inspect your pilot light, heater exchange, motor, the bearings, and more for any defects or problems.
Regular end of season maintenance is critical for maintaining the life of your furnace, ensuring its efficiency, and preventing costly heating repairs for your Lake City Home. Over time, your furnace will start to wear down and this process can be accelerated when little to no maintenance is performed. Contact us today to learn more about furnace maintenance.