Every year before the heating season starts, you want to make sure that your furnace is in good shape. You want to know that when you turn it on for the first time, it is going to work. There are a lot of things that the heating repair tech will look at when they are inspecting your furnace to make sure that it is healthy and working well. So, what are some of those things?
If you have a furnace that burns some kind of fuel like heating oil, kerosene, propane, or natural gas, there is always the risk that you are going to have some kind of buildup of soot around the burner. That soot can cause a couple of problems. One is that it can cause the burner to be less efficient, which means that your furnace has to work harder and that you are going to burn more fuel than necessary. Another problem is that soot can catch fire, so a large buildup can become a fire hazard very easily. Keeping that clean can make sure that your furnace is safer and burns better.
Another thing that the tech is going to look at is the filters and the ducts. If the ducts and the filters are dirty, then it's going to be hard for the air to go through them, which will again cause your furnace to work harder and for you to use more energy to heat your house, causing your bills to shoot up. The service tech will be able to change out all your filters for you, and show you how you can do that yourself on a regular basis so that you never have to worry about that again. Not only will changing out your filters make sure that your furnace works better, it can also catch any dust or allergens that are flying around your house. The service tech will also check to see how dirty your ducts are. If your filters haven't been cleaned or changed in a while, your ducts are probably pretty dirty and dusty. They will be able to clean them by doing things like running a long vacuum hose down into the ductwork so that it will suck out all that dirt and debris and leave your ducts cleaner.
You know that you want to be able to make sure your house is warm when the weather gets cold, one way to do that is to make sure that you have your furnace inspected before the heating season starts.