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Ensure Great Heating with Our Checklist for Furnace Maintenance in Charleston

January 18, 2016

The average furnace will last anywhere between 10 to 15 years and while that’s certainly a lengthy period of time, you can extend that lifespan even longer with regular furnace maintenance in Charleston. Just one single maintenance check can rescue you from plenty of furnace problems down the road, and it will save you plenty of money on repair and replacement bills. Unfortunately, many homeowners will allow their furnace to go to waste, leaving their furnace unable to perform at the best of its abilities.

Fortunately, LimRic is here to provide the best furnace maintenance in Charleston so you’re saving more money and getting more heat! Our team of professionals are here to carefully examine your furnace with a watchful eye so any budding problems can be spotted and fixed before a real heating nightmare strikes your home. Best of all, we’ll give you a few pointers on the actions you can take on your own time to ensure your furnace delivers higher-quality performance for a longer period of time!

Our Help Furnace Maintenance Checklist!

While it’s recommended you receive a furnace tune-up from a professional at least once a year, the folks at LimRic have constructed a helpful checklist of maintenance activities you can do on your own time:


Maintenance Work

Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and perform the following:

  • Lubricate all moving parts. Parts without proper lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
  • Clean the blower, which is located next your air filter. The blower can be hindered by dirt, dust, and debris over a period of time.
  • Vacuum furnace interior. Open the furnace door and take the snorkel attachment of the vacuum to scope up any dirt or debris.
  • Change the air filter. This should be checked monthly as it can pick up dirt and debris quickly.
  • Check the fan belt. It can be come loose over time and may require you to tighten it more to increase belt tension.
  • Check the heat exchanger to ensure it doesn’t become overheated.


Carbon Monoxide Detection

When your furnace is burning fuel, carbon monoxide emissions are a real possibility, so please look for the following indicators:

  • Check the pilot light. If the flame is yellow, it’s sign of carbon monoxide.
  • Excess moisture on windows
  • Traces of soot around the furnace
  • Damaged or discolored bricks on chimney


Emergency Supplies

In the event your furnace does bust, please make sure your equipped with the following if you don’t have heat during the winter:

  • Blankets, sweaters, and warmer clothes
  • Candles and flashlights
  • A stock of food, primarily canned goods
  • If you have a fireplace, make sure you have a supply of firewood


Contact LimRic today for furnace maintenance in Charleston that will guarantee your furnace will be working for this winter and many more in the future!

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