The Complete Furnace Maintenance Guide: Keep Your Home Warm All Winter

Furnace Maintenance Guide

It’s that time of year again: the temperature is starting to drop, and Winter is on its way. That means it’s time to make sure your furnace is in good shape so you can stay warm all season long! Furnace maintenance is important for several reasons: 

  • It keeps your home comfortable, 
  • Saves you money on energy bills, and
  • Helps keep your furnace running smoothly.

Landmark Air Canberra will discuss everything you need to know about furnace maintenance in this blog post. We’ll provide a complete guide on properly maintaining your furnace so you can avoid any costly problems down the road!

Landmark Air Canberra offers complete heating services, including furnace installation, repair and maintenance. Schedule an appointment today, and let us help you keep your home warm all Winter!

The Complete Furnace Maintenance Guide: Keep Your Home Warm All Winter

What do You need?

You’ll need gloves, a vacuum, a brush, a furnace filter, and a screwdriver or nut driver. Be sure to turn off the gas and seal the gas valve before repairing your furnace.

Why Does Your Furnace Need Cleaning?

Dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants are reduced to a minimum by a furnace filter. A dust buildup on the filter will reduce the furnace’s effectiveness over time, causing it to work less efficiently.

In extreme cases, the heat exchanger might overheat if the airflow is restricted too much. As a result, replacing the furnace filter is required. The filter is positioned on the cold air return duct every three to six months.

How to Clean it the Right Way?

  • Look at the filter’s arrows to see which way they point. Draw a hand across the tops with a Sharpie. 
  • The disposable filter in most furnaces has a cardboard frame and should be changed. It may be possible to clean it with a vacuum or a damp cloth, but read your furnace’s instruction booklet first.
  • Your filter’s height, breadth, and thickness may be measured if you don’t see any numbers on the filter. 
  • Select the Merv rating or the minimum efficiency reporting value once you’ve chosen the filter type and size.
  • An air filter’s Merv rating indicates how well it removes contaminants from the air. The Merv rating and the appropriate filter size must be matched for this to work. Generic filters are equivalent to OEM filters in terms of performance.
  • Remove the panel on the top. Some furnaces need a screwdriver or socket wrench, while others employ a push-lock or twist lock. After that, vacuum the inside using a shop vac.
  • Any hard-to-reach areas can be reached using a clean toothbrush. To check for fractures or abnormalities in the heat exchanger, access it.

When to Call a Professional?

Call a specialist if you see any cracks. Carbon monoxide from the heat exchanger may seep into your house.

Now, take a look at the burner. This is buried under a cover on some models. Call a professional if you notice any burn marks or frayed wiring.

Contact Us

If you need furnace maintenance, be sure to contact Landmark Air Canberra! We offer complete furnace installation, repair and maintenance services.

Call us at (02) 6189 2972 or schedule an online appointment! We hope this blog post has been helpful. Stay warm this winter!

Call Landmark Air Today

Call Landmark Air to find out how to get the best possible help required. You can call our team at (02) 6189 2972 to learn even more about our services, our background, and how we can service your system.