Furnaces need proper maintenance to operate efficiently. Knowing how to maintain your furnace will help you preserve your equipment and save money in running costs. Take this quiz to see how hot your furnace maintenance knowledge is.
If your furnace turns on and off repeatedly, what mechanism may be faulty?
If your furnace does not turn on, what should you do first?
Check the power source.
Call a technician.
Change the filter.
What may indicate a problem with the furnace's electrical system?
unit turning on and off
unit not turning on
What should you do if you smell gas inside your home?
Leave the house.
Call the gas company or fire department.
How often should you service your furnace?
twice every year
every two years
When is the best time for a quick service call at a possible discounted rate?
when no discounts are offered
when the weather is coldest
when the weather starts to warm up
What else should you have checked when you service your furnace?
hot water heater
fireplace, chimney and flue
What is the nemesis of heating and cooling systems?
What is most important maintenance step of furnace maintenance?
What effect does dirt have on a furnace?
The three parts of a furnace are the filter system, blower and:
How often should you change the furnace filter?
before you start heating your home for winter
once a month during continuous use
Which direction should the arrow printed on the filter point?
toward the blower
away from the blower
toward the return-air duct
What is sprayed on a permanent filter?
If your furnace blower motor does not have oil ports, how often should you lubricate?
What should you do if furnace belts are worn or frayed?
Replace worn belts only.
Replace frayed belts only.
Replace worn or frayed belts.
What is fan belt dressing used for?
prevents fan belt wear
prevents fan belt fraying
prevent fan belt squeaking
To replace a furnace belt, what tool will you need?
If required, how often should you lubricate your furnace?
How much oil should you use when lubricating your furnace?