Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chalkboard Reminders for Furnance/Water Heater

Now that we have organized our basements and sectioned off the heater, water heater as well as the aprilaire units - I have found a great way to keep track of maintenance for every unit. If you have a plain wall you can apply two light coats of Rust-Oleum Specialty Magnetic Paint along with two coats of Rust-Oleum Specialty Chalkboard paint on the wall near the units. Make sure you have enough space so that you can write the following information for each unit:

Furnance / Air Conditioner
*Filter Brand Name or recommended
*Filter Size
*Last Changed Date
*Last Cleaning Date

Water Heater
*Date it was last flushed

Aprilaire/Humidifier Unit
*Temperature of winter setting
*percentage it should read
*Temperature of summer setting
*percentage it should read
*Filter Size
*Filter last change-Date

Name and phone number of Service Company for all units. Also, find a 24 service company for a back up. You can also hang a hook with a plastic large envelope which can hold all of your warranty information for these units. Now if you do not have a wall you can also hang a small white magnetic board to your furnace duct and jot down the same information as above. I will say there is something about making even your furnance a DIY project as well as customizing the room into a shared pantry. Keep your basement options open!

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