Gas Furnace Maintenance
- Keep warm air registers, return air openings, and space heaters or
baseboards clear of furniture, rugs and drapes to allow free air
- Do not store combustible materials such as paper, chemicals, paint,
rags and cleaning products near your gas furnace.
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapours and liquids
in the vicinity of your gas furnace.
- Ensure that there is a free flow of air to the furnace. Keep the area
immediately around your furnace clear by removing any obstructions.
- Clean or replace your furnace filter frequently during the heating
- Have a qualified heating contractor perform a yearly maintenance
check of your furnace and venting system.
- Any home that contains combustion appliances such as a gas furnace
should have a CSA-certified carbon monoxide alarm installed according
to the manufacturer's instructions. If you intend to purchase a new
carbon monoxide alarm, be sure to look for one bearing the CSA
Certification Flame mark and CSA 6.19-01 reference mark.
The above material is quoted from the CSA International website - a recognised authority on the subject. CSA International provides product testing and certification for gas, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and other product,s which is recognized in Canada, U.S.A. and most other countries.
Gas furnace maintenance is crucial to efficient operation as well as to safety. It is largely a matter of common sense and should not be neglected or problems may arise. It is always wise to be very cautious if the smell of natural gas occurs in the home or if the CO2 detector sounds an alarm. Get out of the house and inform authorities immediately. For more information go to gas furnace prices or to high efficiency furnaces