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Heating Tune-Up – 13 Checkpoints

Heating Tune-Up – 13 Checkpoints

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Heating tune-ups are essential if you want a furnace that will save you money on energy bills, extend the lifespan of your heating system, and ensure protection against the threat of carbon monoxide and indoor air contaminants, calling for a heating tune-up from a licensed heating contractor at Roy’s Plumbing may be the most important things you do this fall.

Now is the Time for a Heating Tune-Up Here’s why:

With cold weather on its way, you should prepare yourself by getting a heating tune-up that will ensure you have a steady flow of heat for the fall’s chilliest weather. There may be plenty of reasons for why you will seek a tune-up. If your furnace has yet to be maintained by a professional this year, you may want to consider calling for service now to ensure your heating system continues to work efficiently over the fall and winter Also, if just bought a new furnace this year, heating maintenance will guarantee it works just as well as it did the first time you turned it on.

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Regardless of your reasons, the team at Roy’s Plumbing will offer you a heating tune-up now will ensure a better peace of mind in the future, allowing you to enjoy the colder months ahead to their fullest extent. Our team of highly motivated heating contractors will provide you with excellent customer service ensuring that places your needs before anything else. We’ll look at all areas of the furnace to ensure no issue goes undetected.

The 13 Important Points of Inspection

With such an extensive, step-by-step procedure, it may seem a little difficult for the average homeowner to understand to what exactly our tune-up involves. Though there are several smaller steps in the process, it is all a highly important in making sure your furnace continues to work at its best. If you are unsure as to what our service entails, here are 13 important points of inspection our heating contractors will be sure to take:

  1. Adding Lubrication to Components: The proper amount of lubrication for furnace components should be able to ensure smoother operation and better system efficiency. A contractor will make sure to lubricate them so the furnace continues to work without interruption. It will also reduce the chances of the furnace making loud noises when it operates.
  2. Checking for Noises and Vibration: Any loud noises from the furnace indicates there is a problem with the system’s components, which can only grow worse if the system is not treated immediately. If this is a problem with your system, a heating contractor will inspect the root of the noise to ensure quieter operation. This will also prevent damage to the system and maintain a high level of system efficiency.
  1. Replacing the Air Filters: The furnace’s air filters can become clogged with dirt and debris, resulting in worse air flow and only force the system to work even harder, resulting in increased energy consumption. While this is something a professional can do for you during the tune-up service, it also recommended you clean or replace furnace filters.
  2. Cleaning Blower Components: Energy Star reports that blocked air flow can decrease the level of efficiency of the furnace by 15%. However, a heating contractor can keep that percentage down is by having a heating contractor clean the blower components of the furnace to decrease energy costs and preserve indoor air quality.
  3. Checking Combustion Air Openings: Blocked combustion air openings can prevent air flow within the system. However, a heating contractor from Roy’s Plumbing can inspect this area for you and remove any obstruction, which can mean all the difference in how your furnace provides you steady warm air.
  4. Checking Manifolds for Gas Pressure: The manifold on your furnace is where gas will flow from the source to the main burners. It is highly important that this is inspected to identify any gas flow issue that would otherwise put your safety at risk.
  5. Tightening Electrical Connections: If the wiring to your furnace is frayed or loosened, the contractor will need to tighten these connections so your furnace can continue to work effectively and not prove a safety risk.
  6. Checking and Adjusting the Pilot Light: The pilot light on your furnace will need to be adjusted by the contractor to ensure your furnace can turn on properly. It is also important for the contractor to inspect the pilot light for any color changes. Though the pilot light should be blue, a yellow pilot light indicates the presence of carbon monoxide.
  7. Cleaning the Vestibule: The vestibule creates an air lock between the internal furnace components and its door. A contractor will be able to provide you an inspecting into the area that will clean out any contaminants that would otherwise prevent your heating system from working efficiently.
  8. Adjusting Fan Control: The fan in your furnace will need to be adjusted to ensure the best air flow possible or else the furnace may not be able to deliver warm air. It will do a number on the system’s overall level of efficiency.
  9. Calibrating Thermostats: Not feeling the right temperature from your thermostat? Then do not worry. As a part of our furnace services, one of our heating contractors will be able to calibrate it at a temperature that keeps you comfortable. If the thermostat is no longer working, a heating contractor will also recommend replacing it.
  10. Checking and Replacing the Thermocouple: The thermocouple can prove a major source of heating system failure if it does not work anymore. A heating contractor will check it to see if it can still measure temperature within the furnace effectively and, if not, replace it immediately.
  11. Operational Testing: The final step of the heating tune-up will see your heating contractor conduct an operational test to ensure the furnace is cleared of any problems. They need to make sure the tune-up was done correctly, right down to the smallest activities.

Contact Roy’s Plumbing today to protect you from the coldest weather this season with a heating tune-up!

By Kim Tecce

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