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Cleaning & Maintaining a Vented Gas Heater

 

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Williams Furnace Company 3003 30,000 BTU Direct Vent Wall Furnace

For their ease of installation and promise of even, consistent heat, vented gas furnaces are popular heating options for both residential and commercial spaces. As with any major appliance, your vented gas heater requires routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure better safety and function throughout high Autumn and winter. Such a routine involves a thorough inspection and cleaning of the inside of the furnace, as well as testing and, if necessary, readjusting the burner flame.

General maintenance and upkeep should be conducted annually, at the start of each heating season. We recommend a professional be hired to perform these checks unless the homeowner is a highly skilled professional him/herself with experience in electrical, gas, or maintenance work.

Since the process is fairly involved and requires detailed knowledge of what to look for and consider, we at Total Home Supply have assembled a guide to the cleaning and maintenance of both direct-vent and b-vent gas heaters. The unit’s manual should still be considered before undertaking any maintenance routine, however, as guidelines and instructions of use may vary from unit to unit.

4 Steps to Better Garage Heating

Cold weather should not mean putting your life and workshop projects on hold, but if your garage-turned-workshop is not equipped with proper heating, cold air can definitely put a damper on the time you spend on projects. Garages are particularly difficult spaces to heat, and there are a lot of things to consider in purchasing a unit that is both suitable for and safe to use in your residential space. Since cold weather often lingers straight through March and sometimes into April, we thought it would be useful to our consumers to provide a guide to choosing the best unit for better garage heating.