If you’re out there camping this fall, winter, or early spring, you’ll need your RV’s furnace to keep you comfortable. The furnace in your RV requires maintenance like anything else.
With this in mind, you should really at least spend some time thinking about an practicing proper furnace maintenance. You’re probably not going to be able to do everything, and honestly, I wouldn’t recommmend it. Working with a propane furnace is something usually best left to the pros.
However, there are some simple maintenance tasks you can do yourself.
Check To Make Sure the RV’s Furnace Works
The first thing you should do is check to make sure that your firnace actually works. If it does, make sure things like your carbon monoxide detector and propane leak alerts are working properly.
Turn the system on and let it run for a while. While it’s running make sure to listen to the furnace. Does it sound the way you expect it to? Is there anything that seems off? If so, make a note of it. Also, keep an eye (nose?) out for any pungent smells. That could be a sign that something is off.
Another thing you can do is check the furnace’s vent for excessive amounts of soot. If there’s a lot of soot at the vent, then you might need to have an issue with your furnace.
Keep the Area Around Your Furnace Clean
Dust, clutter, and dirt are not a gas furnace’s friend. Try to keep the area around the furnace clean. It doesn’t have to be absolutely spotless, but a few times a year, try to clean around the furnace.
Also, avoid crowding the furnace with a lot of clutter. You the furnace is going be the most effective and efficient when you don’t have a bunch of your things stuffed around it.
Have It Professionally Inspected
The last thing you should do is have your RV’s furnace inspected. I would recommend you have your RV’s furnace inspected at least once a year by a professional.
This will help ensure that any issues you’ve discovered are resolved and help identify any other maintenance that needs to be taken care of.
Camping World service centers would be happy to take a look at your furnace. You can reach out to a service center near you today.