With winter weather on the horizon you need to make sure the furnace in your rental home is in good working order. A properly cared for furnace will not only make your rental home comfortable, it will reduce your heating bill and lower your risk of a house fire. According to a report from the National Fire Protection Association, the failure to clean your home’s heating unit is the top contributing factor for house fires. (Source). For the sake of your tenants and your investment, it is worth it to spend a small amount of time cleaning and maintaining your rental home’s furnace.
Furnace Cleaning Checklist
- Clean or replace your furnace filters at least once a month during the winter. This will not only help your furnace run efficiently and extend its life, it will lower your heating bill.
- When you transition from air conditioning to heat, be sure to reset the furnace dampers.
- Oil the bearings around the furnace blower shaft and motor.
- Check around the unit for any corrosion, worn parts, or fraying belts. If any parts need replacement alert your rental property management. Fort Worth rental home furnace parts should be replaced by professionals.
- For maximum efficiency and airflow be sure all vents are uncovered and seal any leaky air ducts.
When to hire a professional
Most furnace maintenance requires simply checking and cleaning around the unit, but occasionally you will need to hire a professional. If your furnace is experiencing chronic issues don’t hesitate to call your Fort Worth rental property management for help finding the right person for the job. The professional experienced property managers at Specialized are here to help you any time of day or night. An efficient home can be achieved with regular inspections and maintenance. Call Specialized to hear about all our services!