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Waconia Comfort services and maintains most heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. We are a Factory Authorized Bryant Dealer. All of our technicians are NATE certified and attend continuing education classes.  Have your HVAC systems checked on an annual basis and make sure you change your filters once a month. Schedule your free in-home heating system review and save now with our Home Comfort Club.

 

FURNACE & BOILER FAQS

Q: What should I do if I smell gas?
A: Don’t take a gas odor lightly. If you can’t locate the source of the odor and you are worried you have a gas leak, open the windows, get out of the house, then call the gas company.

Q: How often do I need to change my furnace filter?
A: Check the manual that came with your furnace. Generally, if you use disposable fiberglass panel or electrostatic panel filters, you should change them anywhere from once a month to once every three months. Pleated filters generally last from 3 months to a year. The range should be based on: the type of filter that you use, if you have pets, whether anyone in your home has allergies, etc.

Filters are relatively inexpensive and easy to change, so there is little reason to wait. If you don’t change or clean your filter often enough the filter can get clogged with dust and other airborne particles, forcing your furnace to work harder to maintain airflow. This will reduce your furnace’s efficiency and can cause damage.

Q: Why is it important to have regular maintenance on my furnace?
A: It helps in preventing problems before they start. It also keeps your equipment running at its highest efficiency. Even the best equipment, if not maintained properly can lose efficiency which can lead to higher utility bills.

Q: Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide in my home?
A: Yes, it should be a concern. Carbon monoxide can be an invisible threat to your family’s safety and their health. Carbon monoxide poisoning can accumulate in any home unless certain precautions are taken.

 

AC  CHECKLIST

Check to make sure that your thermostat is set in the “cool” position.

Ensure that your outdoor air conditioning (condensing unit) is running:

  • Check the circuit breakers in the circuit breaker box (or electrical panel), most likely mounted to an outside wall in the back of the house. Make sure they are all in the “ON” position.
  • Check the outdoor unit “disconnect switch” to make sure it is in the “ON” position. The disconnect switch is located near the outdoor unit. (Normally a grey 8″ wide x 12″ high x 4″ deep box mounted to the wall).

Ensure that the blower motor in your furnace is running. (If the thermostat is in the “cool” position, the furnace blower should be running.) * If not, check to make sure the on/off switch at the furnace is in the “ON” position.

Be sure that you have changed your filter in the furnace recently.

  • An extremely blocked filter can cause your outdoor air conditioner unit to shut down due to lack of proper airflow.
  • Your filter should be changed every month.

Check all return air grilles to make sure they are not blocked by furniture.

  • Furniture should be moved away from return air grilles at least four inches for adequate air supply.

 

GAS FURNACE CHECKLIST

Check to make sure that your thermostat is set in the “heat” position.

Make sure that the temperature setting on the thermostat is set above (or higher than) the indoor temperature showing on the thermostat.

Ensure that there is power to the furnace:

  • Try turning the fan to ‘ON’ using the fan switch on the thermostat to test for power to furnace.

Check the circuit breakers at the electrical panel.

Check the SSU switch (it looks like a light switch on a gray box located at the furnace) to be sure it is in the ‘ON’ position.

Has the furnace filter been replaced recently?

  • All 1-inch thick furnace filters should be replaced monthly.
  • Wider 2-inch thick, and other high-capacity pleated filters can most likely be changed every other month or just 6 times per year.

If the system is running but you have not changed your filter, the filter needs to be replaced.

Check all return air grilles to make sure they are not blocked by furniture.

  • Check all supply air registers to make sure they are open and blowing air. (The return air grilles are normally located on your walls and are wide and flat).