Your residential heating system requires routine maintenance to ensure its performance and efficiency. Otherwise, you may see an increase in your energy bills, not to mention run the risk of reducing its life span. Make sure you work with a trusted heating service provider to ensure all of its components are in top condition.
Today, we take a look at what goes in a typical furnace tune-up, and why you should schedule one.
What to Expect in a Furnace Tune-Up
A home comfort system that provides only heat uses a gas or oil burner, or an electric element in some units, and a blower to circulate and distribute air around your home via ductwork. It might be the least complex type of central air system, it can still be susceptible to problems that can affect its longevity and performance.
During a scheduled HVAC maintenance, expect the certified technician to do the following tasks:
- Check and clean the blower compartment, which involves removing the blower wheel.
- Inspect the wiring and make sure the blower motor is operating efficiently. Repairs may be recommended if it is drawing power more than it should.
- Adjust the burner, especially if the furnace is a gas-powered unit. The ports on the gas valve and pilot tube may have to be cleaned if combustion is less efficient.
- Assess airflow by checking for leaks in the ductwork and measuring static pressure.
- Check for rust in the blower housing.
Why Is Furnace Tune-Up Important?
By giving your furnace a routine check, you prevent frequent breakdowns from happening. Cleaning and performing repairs on it can add up to the potential savings you can achieve whenever you use the unit for your home’s heating needs. More importantly, doing so ensures the safety of everyone in your household. A few tweaks make all the difference in preventing mechanical failure, which could lead to the production of carbon monoxide.
Cardinal Heating & Air offers maintenance agreements. Sign up today so you can enjoy numerous benefits such as preferential scheduling, automatic regular inspections of once or twice a year, and reduced maintenance, parts and service rates, among others. Let our certified HVAC technicians check your heating system, from the thermostat to its internal components, to ensure its optimal operation and efficiency. Call (425) 827-9997 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.