- Posted by admin
- On October 11, 2017
- furnace maintenance, Furnace Tune Up
In previous articles, we’ve discussed the importance of annual furnace maintenance but haven’t really touched upon what a homeowner can expect during a professional, comprehensive furnace tune up. The purpose of a furnace tune up is to ensure that the heating system is working at its peak performance, optimal efficiency and that there are no safety concerns with any of the equipment.
During the course of a furnace tune up, our professional technician will check, inspect, clean and tune all the important parts of your heating system to ensure it’s ready for another winter season.
There are many moving parts that make up your furnace. During a comprehensive tune up, a technician will check a number of components to ensure they’re working as they should. Some of the things they’ll check are the thermocouple, gas valve operation, heat anticipator, ignitor, control board,fan and limit control.
A professional heating technician will also spend time inspecting parts of the furnace that could pose a safety hazard. For example, they will look over the heat exchanger to ensure there are no cracks, which could create a carbon monoxide leak inside your home. They’ll also take the time to inspect the combustion chamber and air filter. As well as providing a CO reading for your furnace (if the number is too high it may result in the furnace being shut off and red tagged). If this occurs the best solution is a replacement heat exchanger or a whole new furnace.
Clean, Tune and Test
To increase efficiency and performance, a professional furnace tune up will always include cleaning, tuning and test firing. For example, a comprehensive tune up should include: cleaning the blower area, the vestibule, testing electrical components and properly securing all panels.
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It’s important to know what to expect during a furnace tune up and maintenance call. If you have any questions about your heating system, don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re always here to help our customers!
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