We received a call from a retired veterinarian who sometimes kept shelter animals in a separate part of the home heated by its own small furnace. Unfortunately, the furnace had not been maintained in a while and needed some heating repair in Inverness. We came out to help the vet and were able to fix the furnace. We advised him that the unit was quite old. If not properly maintained it would need to be replaced soon.
Furnace repairs were scheduled
We arrived at the home in Inverness and the homeowner showed us to the addition of the home where the small furnace was located. The technician removed the furnace filter as it was pretty dirty, then he cleaned the furnace from all the dust that was present. The technician started lubricating the bearings and the motor as the technician could see clearly that there has been very little maintenance done to the older furnace and he wanted to get the furnace running for the retired veterinarian because he did take in many sheltered animals.
The tech inspected the flame on the pilot light and he noticed that the flame was yellow. This is a clear sign that there is dirt in the burner, so he cleaned the burner thoroughly. A dirty burner indicates that the gas and air isn’t mixing properly. Once he got the burner cleaned he re-lit the pilot light and it was a blue flame, which indicated that was one of the problems with the older furnace. The technician then checked the thermostat to make sure it was set properly and to make sure it was operating properly, which it was. Our technician gave a complete furnace maintenance on the unit to ensure that the customer would have no problems later.
The technician went to talk to the customer and let him know what all he did to this furnace, then he gave the vet some tips on how to keep the furnace in good shape, which he was very grateful for. Our tech told the vet to always replace the furnace filter three to four times a year and this would prevent dust from entering the motor along with making the furnace much more energy efficient, then he let him know that it is important to have the furnace cleaned and checked before heating season and doing this would keep the older furnace operating much longer and better too. The vet was thankful for the tips that our technician gave him and he appreciated everything that our technician had done for him, his furnace, and even the animals that he keeps at his home when they are waiting for new homes.