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Arthurs Fuel is pleased to provide a wide range of repair and maintenance services. Our professionals are licensed gas fitters and/or Oil Burner Technicians. We can provide you with knowledgeable and professional technicians to complete a repair or provide preventative maintenance on the following equipment:
- Propane, Oil and Natural Gas Furnaces or Boilers
- Propane, Oil and Natural Gas Water Heaters
- Air Conditioners
- Unit Heaters & Tube Heaters
- Pool Heaters
- Heat Pumps and Ductless Split Systems
- Infloor Heating
- Tankless Water Heaters
- HRV’s (Heat Recovery Ventilators)
MAINTENANCE & CLEANING SERVICES
Arthurs Fuel recommends having your equipment cleaned and serviced annually. This will help to prolong the life of your equipment and keep any manufacturers warranties valid (if applicable).
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Do you currently have an Oil-Fired Furnace or Water Heater?
Did you know that as part of the Oil Installation Code (B139; Annex L – Maintenance – Residential Installations L.1.1) it notes that the “Owner or operator of the oil-burning equipment shall ensure, at least once per year, that it is maintained in accordance with Clauses L.1.2 to L.5”.
It is essential that your Oil operating system be serviced on an Annual basis. In oil furnaces, as in all machines, there is a definite degree of wear that will eventually cause the furnace to malfunction. It is important that the oil filter and nozzle be changed annually by a certified technician to avoid potential blockages and/or deterioration that may result in a harmful oil leak. Cleanings can be completed any time of the year and will help to extend the life of your furnace. Be sure to visually inspect your system on a regularly for leaks and/or drips.
Oil Facts to Remember
- It is good practice to regularly perform your own visual inspection of your tank & equipment. Look for signs of corrosion (rust spots, rusted lines or pit marks/holes) and oil leakage.
- Make sure your oil tank and lines are protected from any potential damage (ie. Vehicle or foot traffic, falling ice).
- If you suspect a leak or can smell fuel, contact Arthurs Fuel immediately to have a licensed OBT technician come out and check your system.
- Speak with your insurance representative about your home/business policy and be aware of your coverage and what your specific policy covers.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO KEEP YOUR EQUIPMENT IN GOOD WORKING ORDER
Check and change your filters on a regular basis (every three months). High efficiency filters may be used but are not recommended as they can sometimes limit airflow which may cause unnecessary strain on the blower motor. We recommend using an inexpensive disposable non-pleated filter. We also recommend changing them at more frequent rate if any of these are a factor in your home;
- You have a lot of dirt or dust accumulation
- If you have pets and/or smoke in your home
- If doing any home renovations (sawdust, drywall dust etc.)
*If possible, shut the furnace down during home reno’s to prevent debris from accumulating inside the furnace/ductwork.
- If you have your furnace fan running in the “on” position all the time
Replace your thermostat batteries twice a year. Try doing this at every seasonal time change (Daylight Savings Time) along with your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Keep area’s in and around your furnace clear for air to circulate freely.
Have your furnace and/or air conditioner serviced regularly. Having your equipment inspected, cleaned and tuned up every year helps to ensure the longevity of its performance.
For systems equipped with a humidifier, ensure that the humidifier pad is changed annually, and the drain line is clear and free of dirt or debris. Steam humidifiers may require canisters to be changed annually as well.
Always ensure that the outside venting is free and clear from obstructions. Do not block or enclose vents with patio furniture, wood etc. In the winter months, check the vents often to ensure there is no snow or ice build up.
The outdoor unit for your Air Conditioner should be kept clear of leaves and/or debris. Make sure the outside of the unit is not covered in grass clipping, dirt/mud, cobwebs etc. This can restrict air flow.
Do not enclose or cover your outdoor air conditioning unit when in operation. Keep plants, trees, bushes, patio furniture, decking etc. at a favorable distance for proper air circulation (minimum 24”).
Most HRV’s (Heat Recovery Ventilators) are equipped with washable filters. Check them every so often and clean when necessary.
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