With colder months approaching, now is the time to start thinking about fall maintenance on your furnace. Some items like changing your filter monthly can be done by yourself, but to make sure everything is in proper working order it is best to call a certified heating and cooling contractor.
Here are a few other tips to remember:
- Use a clean filter. Standard air filters for furnaces need to be cleaned or changed once a month, more often during the heating season. Newer filters may be washable or require less frequent changing. Check the owner’s manual.
- If a pilot light or burner flame goes out, allow ample time for any gas accumulation to escape before relighting. If the problem continues, call M.U.D. at 402.554.6666, or your heating contractor.
- Gas appliances and furnaces need fresh air for proper combustion. Combustion products need to be vented to the outdoors. Keep flues, ducts and vents attached to appliances and heating systems in good condition and clear of obstructions.
If you are converting your furnace from electric, oil or propane, contact us for rebate offers at 402.504.7148.