Although it’s the start of April, the outside temperature remains cold. The gas furnace is still working hard to keep the home nice in addition to warm. I am looking forward to finally shutting it down in addition to opening some windows. I’m fatigued of paying such high quarterly energy costs in addition to breathing in the same stale air. I realize, but, that even when the gas furnace is no longer heating the home, I can’t completely forget about it. At the end of the heating system, I always make sure to complete a series of tasks to ensure the gas furnace is ready again when needed. I feel a jammed air filter forces the gas furnace to work harder to pull air through the system. This results in longer heating cycles, higher energy use, in addition to more wear in addition to tear on components. It also decreases comfort in addition to increases the options of a costly repair. During the winter, I change the air filter every month, in addition to I end the season with a scrub filter. I hire a local HVAC business for a thorough inspection, cleaning in addition to adjustment of the heating system. The business identifies any small issues in addition to corrects them before they turn into a costly breakdown. I have a current condensing gas furnace which generates a fantastic deal of heat by using minimal fuel. It requires an external intake pipe for the air supply. If this pipe becomes restricted or clogged, the gas furnace’s efficiency is affected in addition to there’s the worry of carbon monoxide buildup. I check to be sure the intake in addition to exhaust pipes on the exterior of the home are free of ice, snow, bugs, parakeet nests in addition to other debris.