Every year as the summer weather comes to a close and chillier weather sets in, you’ll eventually make the switch from using your cooling system to your heating system. However, you shouldn’t just turn your furnace on and expect everything to be ready to go.
It’s important to have your heating system inspected and tuned before giving it the important job of keeping you cozy during the colder months.
What is Included in Your Heating Tune-Up?
During a routine HVAC tune-up, we’ll inspect your:
This is one of the simplest, but most important parts of your heating system. We check to make sure your filter is clean and allows proper airflow in your unit.
Vents and Ducts
We take a look at your vents and ducts to make sure there aren’t any air leaks that reduce your heating system’s efficiency.
This involves removing and inspecting your blower wheel to make sure it’s free of dirt or debris and making sure the blower access door has a tight seal so air can’t escape it. We’ll also perform an amp-draw test on the blower motor to reduce the risk of a fire and ensure the piece lasts longer.
We make sure the burner properly ignites and operates correctly. If you have a gas or oil furnace, we check that the right amount of fuel is reaching the burner by testing the unit’s gas pressure.
To ensure your system is getting an accurate temperature read, we inspect your thermostat. We can also adjust it to allow your unit to operate at peak efficiency and potentially save you money on your energy bills.
The Safety Components
A major key to ensuring your HVAC system operates safely is the high limit control. This feature prevents your unit from overheating, which, in turn, lowers the risk of a fire starting.
The Heat Exchanger
We look for any cracks or other damage in your heat exchanger and offer replacement options if the part is beyond repair. (Any damage to your heat exchanger could allow carbon monoxide to escape into your home’s air.)
After we’ve made sure all the individual parts are working, we start up your furnace to make sure it cycles on correctly and safely.
Trust Horizon with Your HVAC Tune-Up
At Horizon Services, LLC, we are proud to offer complete system tune-ups for a number of different types of home heating systems. Our skilled technicians undergo extensive technical training every year to ensure that they’re capable of handling any heating maintenance service you may require.
For more information or to schedule a service, give us a call at 1.800.642.4419!