You know your heating system works, but do you know if it works safely? An old or improperly functioning system can leak carbon monoxide into your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is highly toxic to humans and animals. Our heating tune-up is designed to verify safe and proper operation of your system.
Our heating tune-up is a comprehensive check of all of the components that work together to keep you comfortable. Regular maintenance is designed to reduce operating costs and costly repairs, keep your home comfortable, and keep your system running at peak performance. We will present a comprehensive tune-up form upon completion and share any concerns or recommendations about your system. A maintenance plan can help ensure you receive regular tune-ups and provide added benefits.
- Check cooling performance and temperature drop to determine if adjustments are needed.
- Clean heat exchanger and inspect for combustion leaks. Heat exchanger will be inspected for cracks and discoloration. Heat exchangers can develop cracks with age. If they exist, there is a risk of fire or carbon monoxide hazards.
- Test for carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, odorless gas.
- Clean burners and adjust for maximum efficiency. Dirty burners can cause poor combustion.
- Check pilot assembly and inspect thermocouple. A defective thermocouple will cause the furnace to shut down. Weak or dirty pilots can easily be extinguished causing the furnace to shut down.
- Inspect flame sensor.
- Examine flue pipe and inspect venting system.
- Verify proper inducer motor operation. This motor exhausts the flue gases out of the vent system.
- Verify proper ignition. Proper air/fuel mixture should result in a blue flame.
- Inspect gas piping and valve. Gas line will be leak-checked from the furnace shut off valve to the burners. Undetected gas leaks are dangerous.
- Flush condensate drain to protect against overflow. Drains will be tested. Overflowing drains can cause problems for overall system operation.
- Inspect blower assembly operation and lubricate if necessary. Motor will last longer.
- Evaluate condition of air filters and other indoor air quality accessories. Dirty air filters can increase operating costs and may cause furnace to overheat.
- Safety test all controls for proper operation. Fan switch checked and adjusted as needed. Combustion air openings checked. Blocked or restricted combustion air openings can be dangerous. Safety controls that do not operate can cause dangerous problems.
- Check/calibrate thermostat and confirm proper operation.
- Evaluate the overall efficiency of the system and inform customer of equipment condition.