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It's Heating Season: When Was Your Last Furnace Tune-Up?

Posted by Bill Katzfey

It's that time of year again in Wisconsin - time to start thinking about turning on the heat in your house.  When was the last time you took a look at your furnace?  Better yet, when was the last time your furnace had a tune-up?

R&R client, ServiceMaster Recovery Services, gives tips on a "Do-It-Yourself Furnace Tune-Up" and Carbon Monoxide safety measures:

  1. Take a look at your furnace - is there black soot or residue?
  2. Turn up the thermostat - are the flames blue in color?
  3. Dust & wipe down the furnace; check the tension and condition of the fan belt.
  4. Change the furnace filter once a month during heating season. 

A furnace that is not properly maintained runs the risk of leaking Carbon Monoxide.  Detection of this colorless, odorless gas can be aided with installation of Carbon Monoxide detectors throughout your home.

Not only does regular maintenance of the furnace help to lower heating bills, it could also save you money on your homeowners insurance: 12 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs.

Wisconsin residents, contact a R&R knowledgebroker to ensure all aspects of your home are properly covered.