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Gas Furnace or Boiler
Schedule annual professional cleaning, inspection, and adjustment
In addition, energy bills can rise as much as 10-15% as a result of inefficient equipment operation.And further, annual maintenance can help extend equipment life by 20-30%, which means an additional 5-10 years of usage for the average furnace or boiler.
NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Gas Furnace or Boiler are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Gas Furnace or Boiler.
Annual furnace maintenance should be conducted by a trained person, and the tasks include:
- Clean the burners.
- Clean all air ports.
- Oil motor.
- Test thermostat operation.
- Replace oil filter (oil-filled systems).
- Drain the expansion tank (hot water systems).
- Examine blower blades and belt, check dampers, and replace filters (forced air system).
- Check for leaks in pipes, flue, and firebox.
- Clean the stack and smoke pipes.
Health & Safety
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
The benefits of this task are very high from both a safety and an energy savings standpoint.
The cost of this task is moderate for hiring a trained professional to do this task.