Change furnace filters 3 times annually and an oil furnace motor annually. During the heating season, turn the thermostat to 20 – 21 degrees Celsius.

Note: Your furnace should be inspected annually by a reputable furnace service company.

Heating System

If you have a problem with your heating system within your warranty period, please contact our Head Office. Your heating system is warranted for the period of 12 months from the date of closing.

Balance your Heat

Make sure your heat registers are open and clear of rugs so the delivery and return of warm and cold air is not blocked.

Clean floor registers frequently as dust and small objects can easily fall into them. If the furnace filter is clogged, replace it. Replace the filter an average of once a month during the heating season. This will give you a better flow of heat. Always check the circuit breaker before calling service.

Some floor return grilles have a damper located in the heating duct. To adjust the heat flow, remove the grille, and use your hand to open or close the damper as required. You may only have to close a nearby damper to stop the heat flow from turning the furnace off before other rooms reach the required temperature.

To adjust the amount of heat flow from one area of the house to another, adjust the volume dampers. Often, there are two plenum takeoffs from the furnace, each supplying heat to a separate area of the house. There’s a slot in the damper screw that when turned, will adjust the flow as required.

Note: The slot in the damper screw runs parallel with the damper.

It is advisable to contact a heating contractor for yearly maintenance to your furnace. Any additional improvements (air conditioning units, etc.) or any tampering of the unit other than that contracted by Waverly Homes will void all warranties.

If your furnace fails to start:

  • Check that the switch is on
  • Check for a tripped breaker on the circuit breaker panel
  • Reset any tripped breakers by pushing all the way “off” and then “on”
  • Review the operating procedure in your furnace manual provided by the manufacturer