How Regular Furnace Maintenance Is Important

Your furnace is often a mystery in your home. While you may not be 100% certain how it works, you do know that you need to take care of it. If it breaks, it can lead to serious financial consequences. 

Many people purchase their first home without knowing how to care for it. This article will help you to choose the best HVAC system for your home.

First, you must learn how to turn on and off your furnace. Many people believe that a furnace does not have an on/off switch, and is always on. This is false. You should go to your circuit breaker box. 

You should see one breaker labeled "Furnace". This should be turned on. Important: If the furnace is not labeled on your circuit breaker box, you should call an electrician to help you identify it.

After your breaker has been turned on, it is time to turn on the furnace. It can be tricky because some people seem to have hidden the furnace switch. 

The furnace switch is located in your basement, on your ceiling or in your furnace/utilities area. This switch should also be turned on.

If you're familiar with furnace maintenance, it can be quite simple. Every homeowner should know how to change their furnace filters. This is not something you should pay for.