5 Maintenance Tips for Your Heating System Before Winter
Hire a Heating System Specialist Who Holds an RBQ License
The maintenance of any heating system must be carried out by a contractor who holds a license from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec. Depending on whether the heating system is powered by electricity, gas, oil or propane, annual maintenance involves analyzing several critical elements, such as:
- The sealing of the heat exchanger;
- The supply of available air;
- The cleanliness of the pipes;
- Measurement of carbon monoxide (oil heating systems);
- The state of the combustion chamber;
- The operation of the ignition system;
- The pressure level of the main power supply;
Dust off Your Electric Baseboard
Before you turn on your thermostats, take a few minutes to dust off your radiators and to vacuum the air openings in your forced-air system.
Have Your Chimney Swept (If You Heat With Wood)
Every fall, make sure your chimney is swept by a professional. Also, clean and inspect the chimney outlet, smoke chamber and fireplace hearth. The slightest anomaly must be corrected before you use your device.
Improve the Performance of Your Central Heating System: React to Any ProblemsIf you're having trouble with your furnace or other heating appliances, do not wait until the last minute to call a specialist. Often, a simple affordable repair can solve many issues!