Comox and Courtenay Gas Furnace Maintenance

gas-furnace-courtenayIf you have a gas furnace in Courtenay, then you know that you need regular maintenance on one. You know that your gas furnace will run its best when it has been maintained at least once a year. There may be a time when your contractor will tell you it needs to be replaced. How do they know that? What are some of the signs that you can look for on your own?

Your first sign should be your energy bill. If you have a sudden spike in usage or if you notice that your usage is steadily on the rise, you may need to have a leak. You may need a simple repair. The best thing to do is find a local Courtenay contractor and have them come check out your system.

If your system is needing a lot of repairs and is more than 12 years old, it probably is going to need to be replaced. This is a generalization. There are some cases where a gas furnace will last over 20 years. If your system is in a constant state of repair, it may be more economical to just replace the whole system rather than fight it.

Another sign that your gas furnace needs to be replaced may not be as obvious as other things is that your family is sick a lot. Carbon monoxide can be leaking into the air in small amounts. These amounts may be completely untraceable, but still be enough for you to have slight headaches. Other physical symptoms could be frequent colds or general not feeling good. The air quality may get better with replacement which can help you to feel better.

If you are going back and forth about whether or not you want to replace it, keep in mind that it may be better to replace before you actually need to. This will give you the chance to find a model and have it shipped without causing stress.