Heating & Fireplace Homeowner Quiz

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Heating & Fireplace Homeowner Quiz

Sad as it is, summer is ending. So we're testing homeowners on their knowledge of heating and fireplace maintance. Think you've got all the answers? Take the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What temperature should I set my thermostat in the winter? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      15˚C

    • B. 

      24˚C

    • C. 

      As low as is comfortable

    • D. 

      22˚C

  • 2. 
    What is the correct clearance to combustible materials for a certified woodstove? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      18 inches

    • B. 

      24 inches

    • C. 

      Sufficient for walls not to be overheated

    • D. 

      The clearance as provided by the manufacturer in the manual and on the listing plate.

  • 3. 
    Your new furnace has just been installed, what should you check the following to verify the installation? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      The installer certification is verified and matches with the tag which he/she leaves on the unit

    • B. 

      All the venting and fresh air installation in the manual matches exactly with the installation performed

    • C. 

      There is dedicated power dedicated switch to the unit

    • D. 

      Thermostat wiring matches with the unit requirement

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    How often should your chimney be inspected? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      Once a year

    • B. 

      Twice a year

    • C. 

      As often as you clean it

    • D. 

      Only when you move

  • 5. 
    How often do I need to check my furnace filter? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      Once per year

    • B. 

      Every 6 months

    • C. 

      Once per week

    • D. 

      Once per month

  • 6. 
    How much hearth is required in front of a site-built masonry fireplace? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      12 inches

    • B. 

      14 inches

    • C. 

      Sufficient to protect flooring i.e. carpeting, hardwood etc.

    • D. 

      16 inches

  • 7. 
    Your oil Burner is not working, what should you be looking for? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      There is not enough oil

    • B. 

      Oil pump needs bleeding

    • C. 

      Electrical switch /power to the unit is off

    • D. 

      Thermostat is off

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    How often should you have your furnace tuned-up by a professional? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      Once a month

    • B. 

      Once a year

    • C. 

      Only on leap year

    • D. 

      What’s a tune-up?

  • 9. 
    Do I need to cover my air conditioner in the winter Question provided by:
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes, with a plastic tarp

    • C. 

      Yes, with a good quality, breathable cover

    • D. 

      Yes, with plywood and a brick

  • 10. 
    How high does your chimney need to be? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      At least 3 feet high

    • B. 

      High enough to provide adequate draft for combustion

    • C. 

      At least 60 inches high

    • D. 

      Minimum 3 feet above the roof and 2 feet higher than anything within 10 feet

  • 11. 
    Your furnace stops working, what should you go and look for? Question provided by:
    • A. 

      If the electrical switch/power to the furnace is off

    • B. 

      If snow has covered the venting pipe located outside

    • C. 

      If the air filter is too dirty

    • D. 

      If thermostat is off

    • E. 

      All of the above

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