Winter is coming to a close, but we’re not out of the woods just yet. It’s still important to make sure your furnace is in top shape to keep your home warm during the final cold spells of the season. At Enviromax Services Inc., we know that your comfort is important, so we’ve laid out some tips to keep your furnace running at its best (and warmest) to last you through the rest of winter:


  1. Check the Wires

Check the wires to ensure everything is tight and properly fitted. To check the wires, shut the power off, remove the furnace door, and gently tug on the wires. If you notice that anything feels loose, contact a professional, such as Enviromax Services Inc., to address the problem. Always keep in mind to use extreme caution when checking any electrical components.


  1. Make Sure the Flame Sensor is Clean

If the flame sensor in your furnace is dirty, it may cause the unit to completely stop working. During the final weeks of winter, take some time to look at your furnace’s flame sensor and ensure that it is clean. If you notice dust or grime, unscrew the sensor and clean with an emery cloth.


  1. Keep an Eye on Your Unit

Simply keeping an eye on your furnace can help you catch any problems that may occur. Once every couple of weeks, take some time to visually inspect your unit.  Check to see that all pipes and vents are fastened securely. For a more thorough inspection, you can also give the unit’s gas flex a quick smell. If you notice that it smells like rotten eggs, it means there is a gas leak that should be immediately addressed by a professional.


  1. Schedule a Maintenance Appointment

Ensure your furnace will last you the rest of winter by scheduling a professional maintenance appointment. An experienced technician will be able to alert you of any issues that could cause your furnace to fail when you need it most.


  1. Change the Filter

A large number of furnace breakdowns occur for one simple reason: the filter was not changed. A dirty filter causes problem with the unit’s performance and efficiency, causing the furnace to eventually wear out. Avoid this issue by changing out the old filter for a new, clean one once per month. Not only will this help your furnace keep you warm during the rest of winter, it will also improve the quality of the air you’re breathing in your home.


While many people in Cypress, Texas, are getting ready to welcome the spring season, it’s still important to keep your furnace’s maintenance in mind. You don’t want to be left in the cold due to a failed unit. To keep your furnace in top shape during the last weeks of winter, give Enviromax Services Inc., a call at (713) 466-7555.