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Furnaces FAQ

HVAC Frequently Asked Questions

Our answers to frequently asked questions are broad generalizations, and are provided for entertainment purposes only. Watkins Mechanical, Inc. cannot be held liable for damages resulting from use of this information.

Furnaces FAQ

1. How often does my furnace need a check-up?

All manufacturers recommend annual maintenance by a trained service technician. On a gas furnace, this helps ensure safe and efficient operation. If you have an oil furnace, yearly tune-ups are a necessity due to the dirty fuel and a more sensitive burn cycle. A modern oil furnace that is not maintained can drop efficiency from 80% to 50-60% in just two years. Clogged fuel filters can lead to fuel pump failure. A dirty burner can cause soot buildup in the heat exchanger and chimney, requiring an expensive chimney cleaning. An annual tune-up can keep your furnace at peak efficiency and help avoid these costly problems.

2. Can a propane furnace be converted for use with natural gas?
3. What is carbon monoxide?
4. How do I light the pilot on my furnace?

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TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST SINCE 1999

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GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014

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