What to Expect from a Professional Furnace Inspection and Tune-Up
With cold weather coming fast here in Connecticut, it’s time to start thinking seriously about having your furnace inspected by a professional (if you haven’t already).
Experts from HVAC professionals to equipment manufacturers all recommend having your home’s furnace inspected and maintained at least once per year. But many homeowners neglect this important service.
Sometimes this is out of a desire to save money, and sometimes it’s because homeowners simply don’t know what furnace maintenance entails and how essential it is.
If you’re past due for a furnace inspection and tune-up, but you’re not sure what that actually means, here are some of the basics.
What Goes Into a Regular Furnace Inspection & Tune-Up?
Furnace inspections will vary according to your HVAC company, service plan, what kind of furnace or boiler your home uses, and other variables. For the most part, though, the following are the kinds of things you can expect from a regular inspection.
- Your home thermostat can be checked to ensure it works properly and regulates your home’s interior temperature accurately.
- Connections, burners, and heat exchanges can be inspected to ensure there is no dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
- Air filters can be inspected and most likely replaced.
- Safety features such as the high limit control can be inspected to ensure proper function.
- Moving parts can be checked for proper lubrication.
- Belts can be inspected for wear and tear and replaced if needed.
- The pilot light can be inspected and cleaned.
- Vents and air ducts can be inspected for leaks or other issues.
- Electrical systems can be inspected and repaired if needed.
Why Furnace Annual Inspections & Tune-Ups are Essential
Now that you know a little more about what regular furnace maintenance entails, you should have a better idea of why it’s so important.
- Safety: A poorly maintained furnace can be a huge safety hazard. Gas leaks, carbon monoxide exposure, fires, and even explosions can all be the result of a malfunctioning furnace.
- Energy Efficiency: Well-maintained furnaces provide greater energy efficiency than those in need of a tune-up or repair. That doesn’t just save money—it’s good for the environment, too.
- Savings: In addition to improving energy efficiency, regular maintenance of your furnace is the best way to avoid costly repairs and to extend the lifespan of your furnace. That makes for significant long-term cost savings.
Arbor Energy Provides Furnace Inspections & Tune-Ups in Connecticut
How long has it been since your last furnace inspection? If it’s been over a year, now’s the time to call Arbor Energy for service.