Keep your furnace running efficiently and safely and prevent the hassle of breakdowns with a few simple maintenance procedures.
The entire maintenance operation takes less than three hours and costs only a few dollars—pretty cheap insurance.
The belts on belt-driven blowers need occasional adjustment or replacement. Inspect the drive belt for cracks or frayed areas.
If your furnace has a standing pilot (a pilot that burns all the time), turning off the gas to the furnace when the heating season is over will save you as much as 5 percent per year on your gas bill.