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Why will this will save you $$$ and Possibly your Life? Read on...
Now that the colder weather is coming upon us make sure you have your Annual Furnace Maintenance performed.

Furnace MaintenanceI have this on my SEPTEMBER annual maintenance calendar.  If you don't put your annual maintenance chores on a Calendar so you don't forget, it would be a good idea to start.  It works great for me.

 Regular furnace maintenance will maintain the efficiency, and life of your furnace, not to mention its safety.  Remember, your furnace is one of the most expensive appliances to buy and operate that you own.

No matter if it is fired by gas or oil, or powered by electricity.  Your system is complicated to maintain, and for most people, an appliance which should be serviced annually by a trained professional.  Your furnace may be integrated as part of your home HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) system.  Proper maintenance will help reduce unscheduled repairs to your furnace.

The benefits of this task are very high from both a safety and an energy savings standpoint.
The cost of this task is moderate for hiring a trained professional to do this task.

An improperly maintained furnace that burns oil or gas can leak dangerous carbon monoxide gas into the home or building.  About 200 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning related to fuel-burning furnaces.

In addition, your energy bills can go up as much as 10-15% as a result of inefficient equipment operation.  In addition, annual maintenance can help extend equipment life by 20-30%.  This can mean an additional 5-10 years of usage for the average furnace or boiler.

Annual furnace maintenance should be conducted by a trained person, and some of the tasks include:
Clean the burners. Clean all air ports. Oil motor. Test thermostat operation. Replace oil filter (oil-filled systems). Drain the expansion tank (hot water systems). Examine blower blades and belt, check dampers, and replace filters (forced air system). Check for leaks in pipes, flue, and firebox. Clean the stack and smoke pipes.

When should you  have your furnace cleaned, inspected and adjusted?
Annually, and prior to the heating season.  This makes SEPTEMBER the perfect month.

I've called my heating professional...... Have you?


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - City by the LakePam Jank, Realtor, GRI, CRS, ABR, RRS, PPS
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Comment balloon 5 commentsPam Jank • September 17 2008 05:46PM


Pam, This is very valuable information and yes, it will save you money and possibly your life if you properly maintain your heating and cooling systems... Don't forget your Gas, Wood, etc.. burning Fireplaces. 

Posted by Tim Jank (Jank & Associates) almost 11 years ago

Good advice Tim, I have my unit checked every year. It is getting time to do my annual tune up. Thanks for the reminder...

Posted by Bubba Fife (Complete Property Maintenance) almost 11 years ago

Pam great reminder- we will have our heating system checked out soon. AND I had my husband drain the hot water heater (first time we've done that). He replaced one of the elements that was burned out so I get to say wasn't that a good idea honey? LOL!

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) almost 11 years ago

Pam, Excellent information.  We recommed this to all of our new home buyers.  Including Tim's mention of Fireplaces and Debbie's mention of Hot Water Heaters.  All very important in home maintenance.  Thanks for keeping your community up to date on these important issues.

Posted by Ted Ewing (Simmons Built) almost 11 years ago

Debbie & Ted, With economic conditions the way they are it is really foolish to pay more for heating or worse yet end up having to put in a new system just because you didn't want to service your system.

Also, I really enjoyed reviewing and commenting on both of your Posts!

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) almost 11 years ago