February 2, 2023
We’re taking a page from Buzzfeed … a “love quiz” about your furnace, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Are you concerned that your furnace may not show you the love it should? Put your worries to rest and take this quiz to find out if your furnace loves you!
After you answer the questions, see the answer key to get your score.
Do you frequently check the furnace for any damage or wear and tear signs?
A) Yes, I check it regularly
B) No, I don’t check it
Do you have a programmable thermostat installed in your home?
A) Yes, and I use it to save energy
B) No, I don’t think I need one
Do you replace the furnace filter regularly?
A) Yes, I always make sure it’s changed on time
B) No, I don’t do that
How do you know whether your furnace should have a flame sensor, pilot light, or electric ignition?
A) I’m not sure
B) My furnace manual tells me
C) My HVAC technician told me
When was the last time you changed or cleaned your furnace’s air filter?
A) Last month
B) Last year
C) It’s been a few years
D) I don’t know
Does your furnace make strange noises?
A) Yes, often
B) Not really, but sometimes it rattles or hums a bit
C) No, not at all
Has your energy bill been unusually high recently?
A) Yes, it’s been higher than usual
B) No, the bill seems consistent with past months
C) I don’t know
Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home?
A) Yes, and it’s checked regularly
B) No, but I will get one soon
C) No, I don’t think I need one
Do you know what type of fuel your furnace uses (natural gas, oil, electricity)?
A) Yes, I do
B) No, I’m not sure
Do you keep up with the furnace’s regular maintenance schedule?
A) Yes, I always make sure to get it serviced on time.
B) No, I never remember to do that.
0-5 Points: Oh NO! Your furnace may not love you as much as it should. You should ensure your furnace is properly maintained and cared for to ensure its longevity.
6-10 Points: So-so! Your furnace probably loves you! Keep up the good work by ensuring all maintenance tasks are carried out on time and checking for any signs of damage or wear and tear.
11-16 Points: YES! Congratulations! Your furnace really loves you, what a BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP! You’re doing an excellent job of caring for your furnace and keeping it in tip-top shape.
We hope that it was fun and educational!
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Parker & Sons!