Winter is right around the corner, which means now is a good time to schedule an annual service check for your home heating system. Regular preventive maintenance is the most important thing you can do to keep your furnace in top shape. An annual service call by an HVAC professional will help keep your furnace operating smoothly, efficiently and reliably. It will reduce breakdowns and emergency service calls by catching and fixing problems early. It will increase your system’s efficiency and reduce fuel usage, saving you money on your utility bills.
You should be able to do some types of routine maintenance yourself, such as cleaning or changing filters and performing general cleaning on your HVAC unit, vents and registers. If your HVAC technician doesn’t have to take care of these minor tasks, he’ll be able to spend more time on technical and safety issues.
During an annual service check, your HVAC specialist will carefully inspect your furnace, making sure all components are in good working order and operating in unison like they should. He will make sure there aren’t leaks in the ducts or elsewhere that will waste energy and cause your heating bills to go up. He will also conduct safety checks to reduce possible leaks of deadly carbon monoxide. Your HVAC expert will:
- Lubricate motors, fans, and other moving parts
- Clean accumulated soot from the combustion chamber
- Clean and adjust burners and test burner efficiency
- Check start and run delays
- Test thermocouple
- Adjust thermostat
- Tighten loose components and electrical connections
- Inspect and repair safety controls
- Clean blowers
- Check fuel lines for oil or gas furnaces or electrical power supply for electric furnaces
- Inspect the flue pipe and ductwork
- Inspect and test vents to ensure safe venting of carbon monoxide
Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing has been a reliable source of HVAC sales and service in Traverse City and the surrounding area for over 30 years. Contact us todayfor professional annual service, maintenance and inspection of your HVAC system.
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