Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed. Call G & G Heating and Air Conditioning in Olympia, WA, and we will be happy to provide routine furnace maintenance for you.
Change the Filters
The first thing you should do for your gas furnace, or any of your HVAC systems, is to change the air filter. This should be done at least once a year, but as many as 3 or 4 times depending on the manufacturer’s specifications. The air filter traps dust and debris from entering the furnace. As debris collects on the air filter it begins to restrict air flow, and anything that restricts airflow decreases the efficiency of your system.
Check the Burner Flames
Activate the burners by turning up your thermostat and inspect the flames. They should be even and blue. Don’t try to adjust the burners yourself, if the flames are not blue or even call us or request service online and have one of our professional technicians inspect it.
If you have any questions or think you may be in danger of damaging yourself or any part of your furnace, please contact us and we will have a professional technician come to service your system.
We recommend an annual inspection and cleaning by one of our technicians. One of our certified professionals will be able to inspect and repair anything else that may be needed to keep your unit running efficiently.