Nobody wants to think about a heating system when it’s still warm outside, but winter is never far away. Servicing a heating system now will ensure that the heat will click on when you want it to. A furnace tune-up includes but is not limited to the following:
- Inspect thermostat for proper operation
- Inspect filter and change or clean as needed
- Check all electrical components and controls
- Oil motors as needed
- Inspect heat exchanger for possible cracks. A crack will introduce carbon monoxide into the air.
- Check air flow. If diminished, it may be necessary to clean the evaporator coil.
- Check air fuel mixture, where appropriate
While having your furnace tuned each year before the cold weather is wise practice, there are also a few things you can do to ensure that your furnace is operating properly, safely, and to its fullest capacity.
- Make sure nothing flammable has been stored next to the furnace over the summer. Many people have set their weedeaters, lawnmowers, and gas cans against their furnace in the garage. This is just asking for a fire or an explosion.
- Run your furnace for a few minutes before you actually need it. You don’t want to wait until the first cold morning only to discover it isn’t working.
- Clean or change filters regularly. Dirty filters restrict air flow, reduce efficiency and can cause the heat exchanger to overheat.
- Electrostatic/electronic filters need to be washed regularly.
- Be sure access panels are secure, with all screws in place.
- Be sure the thermostat is set in the heating mode.
Contact Haldeman Mechanical today at 665-6910 to schedule your complete furnace tune-up!