Getting ready for the heating season

Heating your home safely is easy, but it does require homeowners to be aware of certain hazards to avoid. It also is important to keep your home heating and cooling equipment in safe working condition. Perry provides the following tips to help keep you and your family safe.

Getting ready for the heating season

Postby Service » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:44 am

Confirm that the furnace cycles through start-up to shut-down via your thermostat.
Check the supply (small grates in each room) and return air (large grate, usually in a hallway) temperature to make sure your thermostat is accurate.
Clean and level your thermostat. For older thermostats this ensures proper function since many of them have liquid mercury switches. And always, this is aesthetically more eye pleasing.
There is a safety switch on all furnace doors that “pops out” when the door is removed. Make sure this is unobstructed and clean
Look at all the visible wiring and electrical connections for burns or unraveling/loose wire nuts or tape.
Check the condition of your vent connection pipe and chimney for rust or gaps. Venting system parts can deteriorate over time.
Service
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:53 pm

Return to Improve the Safety of your Heater or Furnace



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron