Some may say that DIY (do-it-yourself) is a certain species of human. I tend to think of it more as a club. With people hurting from the economy, more and people are joining the DIY club. I think DIY is a great idea, and so I found this list from DTE Energy that explains some ways to keep your heating equipment running smoothly and efficiently by yourself:
A well-maintained heating system will run more efficiently and help to reduce your energy use. To keep your heating system in proper working condition, consider having your furnace inspected annually, ideally before the heating season begins. Call a local contractor to schedule an inspection in late summer or early fall.
If you have a forced air heating system, here are some tasks you may be able to perform yourself.
Whether or not you do these tasks yourself, they are still a good idea to complete. Feel free to contact Flame if you have any questions about them.