Your heating system must be carefully inspected and tuned as part of furnace maintenance. It is an upkeep service for heating systems. Homeowners will only contact their HVAC service provider when something goes wrong with their HVAC system. However, routine maintenance is necessary for every HVAC system to ensure optimum operation, so you shouldn’t just call your expert when something goes wrong. The important parts of the system must be examined, cleaned, adjusted, lubricated, and tested as part of furnace maintenance, often known as a furnace tune-up. Before the start of the cold season or at least once a year, homeowners can choose to have their furnaces serviced. The autumn, right before winter, is the ideal season for furnace maintenance. Your system will be prepared for use over the winter thanks to this.
What steps include a furnace maintenance procedure?
Depending on the business selected, different furnace tune-up procedures are used. Any professional performing furnace repair should follow those fundamental guidelines, regardless of the company. These are what they are:
- To identify obstacles or leaks in the vent systems
- Checking the access door of the blower for a tight seal
- Look for symptoms of corrosion, cracks, or separation on the heat exchanger.
- These weaknesses in a heat exchanger could let harmful carbon monoxide escape.
- See whether there are any obstructions in the air intake grill.
- Examining and cleaning the blower and all of its parts, including taking off the blower wheel to check that it is free of dirt and debris.
- The blower motor should be put through the amp-draw test; compare the results to the unit’s specified specifications. (This lengthens the lifespan of the blowers’ parts and reduces the likelihood of a fire.)
- Looking for cracks or other signs of wear and tear in all belts
- Inspecting the air filters in the furnace
- Checking the startup process of the system to make sure it functions properly.