Check your furnace filter every month during heating season and replace it when it’s dirty (usually between one and three months for the average household). A dirty filter can reduce airflow and cause the furnace to overheat or struggle to circulate indoor air, leading to a breakdown.
During maintenance, an HVAC technician should remove the blower motor cover and vacuum out any dust or debris that has accumulated inside. This week help keep the motor running efficiently and prevent overheating.
Your Vito HVAC maintenance technician should visually inspect the heat exchanger for any signs of corrosion or cracks. If any are found, they should recommend potential replacement or repair solutions to minimize further damage to your furnace.
Maintenance technicians should test all safety features such as limit switches, pressure switches and flame sensors to make sure they are working properly.
Homeowners should be vigilant in monitoring for gas leaks. Look for any discoloration or soot around the furnace, as well as any unusual odors. Periodically, check your carbin monoxide detectors to ensure they are working and contact emergency assistance if a leak occurs. If you suspect a leak, contact a professional immediately for repairs.
Have your furnace inspected by a professional at least once a year to ensure all components are working properly and that there are no potentional problems that could lead to an unexpected breakdown in the future.
For furnace or boiler repair, maintenance or installation, Leave it to Vito in Rockville, MD. Since 1934, Vito Services has worked on thousands of boilers and furnaces in The DMV. When you need the best in heating services, Leave it to Vito and Call (301) 315-6100 Today!