Furnace Maintenance – Guides and Facts.  The heating and cooling system your home has is one of the most important features of your house. Just like any other equipment, it needs regular servicing and maintenance to prevent it from breaking down when you need it most.

furnace maintenance by Barrie Home InspectionsMaintenance can help with ensuring the heating and cooling system is working as designed and is safe for you and your family. Although it is uncommon to have some health issues regarding the use of heating and air conditioning unit in home, carbon monoxide is also a risk with a gas burning appliance and detectors should be installed for protection. Gas furnace technicians are trained to detect potential problems ranging from condensate lines to blockage of secondary heat exchangers that can lead to trouble now or in the future.

If you ever smell gas or chemicals when you are near your heating unit, you should evacuate the house and call 911. There are lots of cases where there have natural gas leaks in home due to faulty installation or parts.  Failure to act swiftly in this type of situation has caused numerous fatalities and fire accidents at home. You should educate your family and review actions required of family members in case of emergency.

A malfunctioning heating and air conditioning system is the last thing that you need as they typically fail when they are needed most. Some home owners use a maintenance contract or just call a contractor once a year.  Whatever method you choose maintaining your heating equipment it is an important part of preventive maintenance. A clean, well-adjusted heating system will save you money on fuel and prolong furnace life.

The Barrie Home Inspector performs a visual inspection of your furnace as well as operating unit to ensure normal functions.  Items such as poor combustion and leaks from condensate are noted with recommendation for maintenance for repair.