Prevent Home Heating Problems in Winnipeg

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Winter might be a long way away but now is the time to take note of the important preventative maintenance tips to ensure our furnace / boilers are working as efficiently as possible.

Prevent any unforeseen inconveniences and ensure you and your family remain warm throughout the winter. Here are our preventative home heating maintenance tips from Derksen Plumbing and Heating:

• One of the major problems is dirt and debris. It affects the three major parts of your furnace system: the filter, the blower and the motor. Take out the filter and hold it to a light, if it looks clogged, replace it with a new one.

• If you have a boiler, make certain that the expansion tank is filled, the pump is properly lubricated and the burners are cleaned.

• Check the fuel systems and test the boiler safety device as recommended by the manufacturer.

• Clean and inspect vents and chimneys to make sure proper draft occurrence and to remove combustion gases.

• Stay safe. Install a Carbon Monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas that is fatal, detector in you furnace room. Carbon Monoxide is created by the combustion in your furnace and if it’s out of adjustment, CO can leak in your home and can be deadly.

These tips might sound easy to do but if you need help with maintaining your furnace / boilers this winter then give us a call at (204) 944-3444 or by email.