Furnace Maintenance

Replace or clean your furnace filter. You should replace or clean your furnace filter(s) three or four times yearly. This is a quick, easy job every homeowner or tenant can do. A new filter makes your furnace more energy-efficient and saves money, too.

A furnace that is not running at peak performance can be deadly. Carbon Monoxide is a natural product of incomplete combustion. Virtually every gas furnace produces some Carbon Monoxide, which is usually carried away from your home through the furnace’s venting. A clean, efficiently burning gas furnace produces very small amounts of carbon monoxide, while a dirty, inefficiently burning one can produce deadly amounts. Carbon Monoxide is odorless and colorless. It causes flu-like symptoms, disorientation, confusion, and even death.

It is highly recommended that you have your furnace cleaned and checked every year. The older the furnace, the more important this service is. Newer gas furnaces are equipped with many features that shut the furnace off when a problem is detected. Older furnaces have no such devices. Over time, furnaces can develop small cracks in the combustion chamber. These cracks may not be visible to the naked eye. It is through these cracks that Carbon Monoxide can leak into your home.

It is also important to change your furnace filter regularly. The filter usually is found just inside the front cover of the furnace. It may have its own access door on the front of the furnace.  A clean filter will help your furnace burn more efficiently, and will help keep dust from being circulated through your home.

 

Air Condition Maintenance

Proper air conditioning maintenance can help your unit last decades. On the flip-side, a neglected air conditioner loses roughly 5% of its efficiency each year that it operates without upkeep. So that green machine you bought to stay cool could start to function like the most inefficient thing on the market, if you fail to perform regular air conditioning maintenance.

Filters and coils are both parts that require regular maintenance for your air conditioner to operate effectively and efficiently. Neglecting your unit leads to poor air conditioning performance and increased energy consumption. And regular maintenance is far less costly than repairs or a replacement.

By keeping your unit operating at peak performance, you will recover any money invested in upkeep by lower repair costs and savings on your electric bill.

What we do during a Performance Tune-Up:

Performance Furnace Tune-Up

  • Test for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Clean burner assembly
  • Clean ignition assembly
  • Clean blower motor
  • Inspect filtration system
  • Adjust blower components
  • Lubricate moving parts as required
  • Test and adjust safety controls
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Cycle the thermostat
  • Check flue draft
  • Check combustion
  • Inspect vent piping
  • Inspect humidification system

Performance Air Conditioner Tune-Up

  • Clean condenser coil
  • Inspect evaporator coil if accessible
  • Clean condensate drain
  • Clean blower motor
  • Inspect filtration system
  • Adjust blower components
  • Lubricate moving parts as required
  • Inspect for refrigerant leaks
  • Test condensate pump
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Test starting capabilities
  • Measure air temperature differential
  • Monitor refrigerant pressure
  • Measure amperage and voltage

 

 

 

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