It’s the time of year when Canadians start to think about heating their homes as opposed to cooling them. And with a nasty, cold winter predicted across most of the country, time to talk about best practices for your furnace room.

Safety and ease of access is a wise thing to consider in advance when installing a furnace to ensure ease of access should an emergency arise. Cy Goh from Spring Home Heating and Cooling has some handy tips to help make the work easier for everyone involved.

  • Your furnace should have a gas tag that indicates: who is the contractor is, the licensed person who installed it, and the date of when it was installed.
  • In finished basements where the furnace is often enclosed, you need at least 24 inches of clearance in front of the furnace so you have easy access to the blower if it needs to be replaced
  • The power switch should be accessible: Many times in mechanical rooms it is challenging to find the power switch, they are often hidden behind the furnace or high up, on the other side of the room.

Good luck organizing your furnace room. If you need a furnace repair person this winter, start your search here and please consider writing a review when the job is done. It helps the whole community!


Posted by Leslie Andrachuk