Your heating and cooling system accounts for more than 50% of your home energy costs. A clean, well maintained furnace can save you hundreds of dollars over the life of your system. Our 16-point tune-up will help prevent untimely and expensive repair visits while helping keep your family safe all winter.
16-STEP PROFESSIONAL FURNACE TUNE-UP
A comprehensive furnace tune-up consists of 11 efficiency tasks, 5 safety tasks and the entire furnace will be thoroughly cleaned.
- Inspect & program the thermostat - Insures the thermostat is programmed properly. The thermostat will be leveled and all electrical connections will be checked for good contact. The tech will provide a programming lesson for homeowners who request one.
BENEFIT: Maximum comfort and fuel savings.
- Inspect the furnace area for combustible material - Combustible material and harmful vapors that are dangerously close to furnace can create a fire hazard.
BENEFIT: Safety; prevents fire.
- Adjust all air volume dampers - Insures that warm air is delivered at the proper volume to all areas of the home to provide maximum comfort in all areas.
BENEFIT: Assures comfort.
- Inspect Flue - This insures the flue is free of obstruction, properly supported, drafts properly, and the piping is not corroded. Flues that do not draft properly are dangerous.
- Replace or clean air filters - Standard throw-away filters will be replaced free of charge. Electronic Air Cleaner cells and pre-filters will be cleaned with detergent, with the approval of the customer at current prices. Large, high efficiency media filters will be replaced with the approval of the customer at current prices.
BENEFIT: Insures proper airflow for efficiency, comfort, and long system life.
- Lubricate the blower motor and inspect the blower wheel - Motor bearings require semi-annual lubrication to reduce friction and wear. The blower wheel must be clean to deliver proper airflow. Some motors do not require lubrication, but must be cleaned to prevent overheating.
BENEFIT: Saves money by extending the life of the blower motor.
- Inspect, clean and adjust gas burners - Insures proper fuel/air mixture for maximum combustion efficiency and smooth ignition.
BENEFIT: Saves money by insuring maximum efficiency.
- Examine the heat exchanger - To insure proper fuel combustion and heat transfer. The heat exchanger will be cleaned and visibly inspected for holes or cracks. Holes or cracks in the heat exchanger are dangerous due to the possibility of combustible gas and carbon monoxide entering the living area.
- Lubricate vent motor and other moving parts - Poor lubrication causes drag in the motor drive shaft and an increase in electrical consumption. Lack of lubrication will ruin the bearing and burn out the motor.
BENEFIT: Saves money by extending the life of the furnace and reduces electrical consumption.
- Check condensate drain. Clean if necessary - A clogged condensate drain can cause severe water damage as well as equipment damage. Drain hoses will be replaced as needed with customer’s approval at current prices.
BENEFIT: Prevents expensive water damage to the basement.
- Verify manifold gas pressure - Accurate gas pressure is required to control the fuel input to the furnace without wasting fuel. Insufficient gas pressure can cause corrosion of furnace venting components.
BENEFIT: Saves money and extends the life of the furnace.
- Check gas connections at the furnace for gas leaks - Tighten gas pipe connections at the furnace and gas valve.
BENEFIT: Safety. Alerts technician to potentially dangerous situations.
- Measure the temperature increase through the furnace - Adjust the airflow through the furnace so it meets the manufacturer’s recommendation to insure maximum efficiency.
BENEFIT: Saves money by providing maximum efficiency.
- Measure the electrical operation of the furnace - Check for proper voltage and amperage of the electrical components. Check wire condition and terminal contact.
BENEFIT: Saves money by finding potential problems thereby reducing the number of service calls.
- Test for carbon monoxide gas - Carbon monoxide is a deadly, colorless, and odorless gas caused by incomplete combustion, blocked flues, vent connectors that are not attached or corroded and heat exchangers that have holes or cracks.
BENEFIT: Safety. Alerts the technician to a dangerous condition that must be located and resolved.
- Clean the interior & the exterior of the furnace – A clean furnace will last longer and run at maximum efficiency.
BENEFIT: Longer life, more efficient operation, and fewer system failures.