Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Keeping the Furnace Functional All Year

Since Canada is placed well in the North, temperatures can get low even in the summer months. In Stony Plain, the hottest month is July with an average high of 25 degrees. Still, it can get a bit cold at night, reaching as low as 13 degrees. From there, the temperatures will drop, reaching an average low of zero degrees on October. Come December, even the average high gets below zero – only rising above zero on March.

With this kind of climate, it’s important to keep heaters in good condition throughout the year. When cold nights strike, heating in the home is going to be invaluable. Thus, it’s important to conduct a regular inspection of your home’s heating system, especially if it’s more than 10 years old.

Taking care of your furnace should ultimately be left to the professionals, though a homeowner can do certain things such as minor inspections. For example, you can take a look at the filter. If its dirty or worn out, it’s just a matter of cleaning or replacing the filter – a task the average homeowner can take care of easily. You can also take care of maintaining cleanliness on the area around the equipment.

Other things to watch out for are unusual sounds, smells, and other oddities when the equipment is in operation. It might mean it needs a further inspection from professionals.

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