1. Check furnace filters:
A clogged filter can reduce the airflow and affect the furnace's ability to heat your home. It's important to check the filter every month and replace it when it's dirty.
2. Inspect furnace for gas leaks:
Leaks can be dangerous and can also cause the furnace to not work properly. If you suspect a gas leak, call a professional immediately.
3. Clean furnace burners:
Over time, the burners can accumulate dust and dirt. This can affect how well the furnace works and how much fuel it consumes. Cleaning the burners is a quick and easy way to improve the furnace's performance.
4. Vacuum out furnace cabinet:
Dust and dirt can build up inside the cabinet of the furnace, which can affect how well it operates. Vacuuming it once a year is a good way to keep it clean.
5. Lubricate fan motor shaft:
The fan motor shaft can become dry and rusty over time, which can cause it to break or stop working altogether. Lubricating it every few months will help keep it in good condition.
6. Check ignition system:
The ignition system is responsible for lighting the fuel in the furnace. Checking it every few months helps ensure that it's working properly.
7. Test blower motor windings:
The blower motor helps circulate air through your home. Testing its windings every few months helps ensure that it's working properly and won't fail prematurely.
8. Measure the amperage draw on each motor:
Measuring the amount of current that each motor draws helps you identify any motors that are using more energy than they should be. This information can help you decide whether or not to replace them.