Learning About Residential Furnaces

3 Parts Of A Furnace Inspection

You depend on your furnace to make sure that you are nice and warm on those cold, snowy days. That's why you need to make sure that it is in the best shape possible. The best time to start doing that is in the summertime. It may seem like a strange time to make sure that you are ready for winter, but doing it then means that you aren't going to have to wait a long time for a furnace service tech to do any work on your furnace. It also means that you are going to be all ready when the wind starts to blow and you get cold. You want to talk to the service tech to have them do an inspection on your furnace. What is involved in a furnace inspection?

Check For Worn Parts

One of the things that an inspection is going to do is to check for any and all worn parts. You want to make sure that they are taken care of as soon as possible because a worn part can turn into a huge problem. Those parts can break in the middle of the prime heating season, which would disable your furnace. When they break, depending on what the part is, the pieces could end up flying into other parts of your furnace, causing more damage. 

Clean Up Dirty Parts

Depending on what kind of furnace you have, you might have combustion happening. If you have combustion, you are going to end up with the products of combustion, namely soot. Soot may not seem like a problem, but it is actually flammable. If there is too much soot buildup and the burner in your furnace isn't cleaned out regularly, you can end up having a fire in your house — and not the good kind of fire. 

Clean Your Ducts

When the service tech comes out to inspect your furnace, they can include cleaning out your ducts as part of their work. When they do that, they will remove all the dirt, dust, and debris that is floating around in your ducts. That will let you have nice clean air blowing around when winter comes, which can help cut down on things like allergies. 

Making sure that your furnace is ready to go is important. One way to do that is to have a furnace repair tech come out to your house to check it out for you. 

For more information on residential furnace services, contact an HVAC contractor.