Winters in Kansas City and nearby areas can be brutal, with temperatures generally ranging between 20 and 25 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s very important you have a furnace inspection before the cold winter months. Scheduling a furnace inspection is the only way you can be certain your furnace will be able to provide warmth to you and your family throughout the cold Kansas City winter months. Late September and early October is the best time to schedule a furnace inspection. If you wait much longer than this, it could be difficult for an HVAC technician to make it out to your house. After all, the roads may be blocked with snow. The earlier the better, when it comes to scheduling a furnace inspection.
How Will We Complete a Furnace Inspection For You?
When completing a furnace inspection for you, we’ll:
- Replace or clean air filters and re-install
- Complete a safety test for carbon monoxide (CO)
- Check for hazardous material in your chimney
- Check functionality of thermostat and safety controls
- Check and clean the gas pilot safety system
- Clean the motor and fan
- Inspect the blower operation
- Inspect the condition, tension and alignment of fan belt
- Clean burners
- Inspect gas piping to furnace
It’s important that you schedule a furnace inspection before the cold weather settles in and is here to stay for several months. Call Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today so that one of our licensed HVAC technicians can complete a furnace inspection and tune-up for you.
Basic DIY Furnace Inspection & Maintenance
There are a few basic steps you can take on your own to inspect your furnace. Perform these inspection and maintenance steps before and after scheduling a full furnace inspection and tune-up with us.
- Test your carbon monoxide detector: You should test your carbon monoxide detector by hitting the test button. Remember to replace the battery as well. If you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector, now is the time to get one. They are so important during the wintertime when your furnace will be in constant operation.
- Keep your furnace clear: As a simple furnace inspection step, you should make sure there are no clothes, lint or furniture blocking airflow to your furnace. Remember to also make sure there is nothing flammable stored near the furnace that could potentially explode.
- Change your air filter once a month: Clogged filters can severely limit airflow to your furnace, which can ruin its performance. Replace disposable filters once a month. This is a cheap way to ensure that your furnace operates at maximum capability all throughout those cold winter months in Kansas City.