Reasons Scheduling Preventative Maintenance on a Home’s Furnace is a Wise Choice
When the temperatures outside are at their lowest having a heating system that is working well can be very important. Such a system will be able to keep the temperatures inside warm and comfortable for everyone living in the home. To make sure a home’s Furnace is in good condition, it is important to have the unit serviced at least once a year.
Most heating businesses offer preventative maintenance services for heating and cooling systems. During this type of service, a professional will examine the system, clean it, replace minor parts if needed and inspected the various components on the unit to ensure it is working well. This can be a great way to help in preventing having a system break down and need repairs when it is needed most.
When a technician performs preventative maintenance on a Furnace, he or she will generally spend a good amount of time cleaning the system. The blower used to circulate and pull in air to the system generally becomes very dirty during its use. Because of this, it will need to be vacuumed inside and out. The vents on the unit will also need to be cleaned with a stiff brush.
Most blowers have an air filter to clean the air before it is sent back into the ventilation system of the home. The filter should also be inspected and replaced if necessary. This allows heated air to move into the home instead of becoming trapped in the unit. This can make the heating system more effective. In addition, a clean unit will also perform better and require much less energy. This can help reduce utility costs.
The burner will also need to be inspected to determine if it is working properly. Many times the burner will become dirty, and this prevents the unit from igniting properly. When this happens, the home may not be heated correctly. To check the condition of the burner, most technicians can look at the flames when the unit is switched on. If the flames are steady and blue, the unit is working correctly. If they are not, the burner will need to be cleaned as well.
If you have not scheduled preventative maintenance on your home’s heating system doing so can be a wise choice. For more information, please contact Four Seasons Heating and Cooling Specialists Inc.