Home Climate: Furnace Tune-up and Carbon Monoxide Alarms


When it comes to furnaces, an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure. Simple maintenance will cut heating bills, prolong furnace life and make your home warmer and safer. To help prevent furnace trouble, follow these simple steps that will keep it in top shape. This maintenance operation normally takes an hour or two and costs only a few dollars, which is pretty inexpensive insurance. Put it on your calendar each year, at least a month before the heating season begins.

Caution: Turn off gas and power at the furnace before you start.

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Vacuum burners and furnace base. With electrical power and gas off, vacuum the burners and the furnace base. To reach way in back, tape a drain tube to the vacuum hose.
Clean blower blades. Remove bolts holding the blower in place, lift the blower out and use a vacuum and small brush to clean the blades. Take care not to stress wiring or disturb fan blade counterweights.


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Change filter. Change the filter every one to three months. Inexpensive fiberglass filters will protect the blower and blower motor; check the manual before installing more restrictive, higher-efficiency filters.
Inspect belt. Belts need periodic adjustment or replacement. Inspect for cracks or frayed areas. Tension a new belt so that it deflects about the thickness of a finger.

Oil bearings. Some older furnaces have two motor and two blower shaft bearings that need oiling every year. Clean around oil caps, remove and apply two to three drops of oil -- but no more!

Adjust dampers. If your ducts serve both heating and air-conditioning duties, they may have marked settings for seasonal adjustments. Rotate the damper handles to adjust.

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The Milwaukee 49-90-1650 is a Furnace Cleaning Vacuum Accessory Kit. This kit includes all the accessories you would need for cleaning furnaces. It includes 49-90-0020 10 foot canvas hose, 49-90-0080 6' metal hose, 49-90-0410 27" crevice tool, 49-90-0460 rubber blower nozzle, 49-90-0740 utility nozzle. All are 1-1/2" I.D. hoses and complimentary attachments.


 

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Challenger Floor Furnace 75000 BTUs

Challenger Floor Furnace 75000 BTUs

∙ 10-year warranty for combustion chamber
∙ 100% safety pilot
∙ Wall thermostat
∙ Pyrex viewing window
∙ Draft diverter to prevent pilot outtage
∙ No electricity required
∙ Manual spark igniter

The COZY Challenger provides warm even heat all winter long through the natural convection of circulating warm air. COZY's scientific design assures a high volume air exchange (as much as three to five times each hour), guaranteeing uniform temperatures from floor to ceiling. The wall thermostat provides maximum comfort and convenience - set it and forget it!

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The COZY Challenger occupies no room space and is easily installed between floor joists. The four models are available in four sizes to fit virtually any application. The heavy-duty steel baked-enamel floor register blends perfectly with any flooring composition - hardwood, carpet, or tile!

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Cozy Value Features:
∙ NARROW WIDTH 30,000 BTU MODEL - Installs between a standard 16" center joist without cutting the joist.
∙ CONTINUOUS-SEAM WELDED COMBUSTION CHAMBER - constructed of heavy 18 gauge steel maximizes heat transfer. Warranted for 10 years.
∙ INNER JACKET is suspended with "U" type interlocking brackets and is easily removed for cleaning.
∙ JET TUBE BURNERS are durably constructed of aluminized steel and provide excellent flame characteristics for both Natural and L.P./gas. Slotted-port design eliminates ignition and extinction noise.
∙ 100% SAFETY PILOT/BUILT-IN PRESSURE REGULATOR completely stops the flow of gas in the event pilot flame is extinguished. The built in pressure regulator protects against line pressure surge.
∙ LOW BTU PILOT is durably constructed of stainless steel and provides maximum efficiency during standby.
∙ SAFETY LIMIT CONTROL maintains the lowest possible grill temperature consistent with heating required. Also cycles unit off in the event grill is blocked by a rug or furniture.
∙ WALL THERMOSTAT is standard on all models and provides maximum comfort and ease of operation.
∙ PYREX VISION CAP provides quick, safe visual check of burner and pilot operation.
∙ DRAFT DIVERTER is standard on all units and prevents pilot and burner outage due to downdraft.
∙ MILLIVOLT CONTROL ASSEMBLY - means no electricity is required to operate the unit. Heat is provided - even during a power failure!
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14,000 BTU Natural Gas Direct-Vent Furnace with Wall or Cabinet-Mounted Thermostat

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Monterey Top-Vent Wall Furnace, 50,000 Btu, Natural Gas with Wall or Cabinet-Mounted Thermostat

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Select from the leader in combining high-efficiency home comfort with lower heating costs. Easy recessed or surface-mounted installation in homes, schools, cabins, apartments, offices and shops. Great during power outages, no electricity required. Patented, side-relief vent design reduces flue gas temperatures and also reduces operating costs. It is top vented and equipped with an automatic thermostat, safety controls, "matchless" pilot igniter and long-life ceramic-coated combustion chamber.


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Safety! CO Alarms -- Get One!

Install an approved carbon-monoxide alarm near sleeping rooms on each floor and test them regularly. They are inexpensive, so don’t wait. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas sometimes produced by malfunctioning flues and fuel-burning appliances, such as oil-, gas- and wood-burning furnaces, stoves and fireplaces. If carbon monoxide spills into your home in high enough concentrations, it can be fatal. Plug alarms into outlets or directly wire them into the electrical system. Position alarms on walls, away from drafts and solvents.

Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 3:05 PST