Fall Furnace Maintenance Guide

Simple maintenance pays big dividends for comfort, efficiency and safety.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Shop vacuum

Small stiff brush, fine-grit emery cloth.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Furnace filter
  • 1/2-in. drain line, 2 ft.
  • Drinking straw
  • Lightweight machine oil
  • Metal tape