Homeowner DIY maintenance
Here are 3 things you can do between professional inspection to make sure your unit is running smoothly:
1. Visual and aural inspection
Look for signs of black soot around your furnace. Soot outside the furnace itself could mean that the unit is burning more than oil. You should also look at smoke coming from your chimney while the furnace is burning; black smoke could indicate that the oil is not being burned completely. Next, listen for any unusual vibrating or rattling sounds coming from the furnace blower. If you notice any of these signs, contact your local Trane Comfort Specialist.
2. Clean and dust
Turn off your furnace, including the gas line, and wait for it to cool. Then, using a vacuum with a long hose attachment, clean dust from around the furnace. Removing this dust can help reduce allergens in the air and prevent burned dust particles from circulating through the house.
3. Change the air filter
Remember to change the air filter in your furnace as often as recommended by your operator's manual, or more frequently if you own pets.
For all maintenance efforts, consult your user’s manual prior to performing these actions.