What is Checked During Annual Furnace Maintenance?
There is no set industry standard for which components your HVAC technician is required to check. Unfortunately, other companies can take advantage of this and charge you extra for common inspections. Below are just some of the things a good HVAC technician should check, test, and clean to ensure that your furnace is working safely and efficiently.
When you hire Southport Home Services for fairly priced furnace maintenance, we will check:
- Gas connections: Gas connections bridge your appliances to the gas supply piping. We check for leaks, installation, faults, and other issues when we look at your gas connections.
- Gas pressure: Proper installation always sets the gas pressure correctly. However, the wrong gas pressure can lead to overheating, insufficient heating, and furnace damage.
- Combustion chamber: The combustion chamber is responsible for creating heat by burning hydrocarbon as fuel, making it one of the most important parts to check during maintenance.
- Heat exchanger: The heat exchanger is a set of tubes or coils that transfer heat from the combustion chamber to the air blowing through your house. A cracked heat exchanger is one of the most common causes for household carbon monoxide poisoning, so it is essential to inspect this component thoroughly.
- Air filter: A dirty air filter can quickly reduce your furnace’s efficiency and lower your house’s indoor air quality.
- Blower wheel: The blower wheel or motor is what blows hot air through your furnace. If the house isn’t heating properly, this furnace part could be the cause.
- Thermostat: Your thermostat needs to be properly calibrated for optimum furnace operation and efficiency.
- Pilot light or electronic ignition: Both the pilot light and electronic ignition system ignite the main burners whenever you turn on the heat. If your furnace won’t turn on, the ignition system could be the issue.
- Pressure switch: The pressure switch is a safety device that ensures the furnace runs only with the correct air pressure.
Join the Southport Home Services Club!
Southport Home Services is proud to offer comprehensive furnace checks through our Southport Home Services Maintenance Club. In addition to annual tune-ups, membership in the Southport Home Services Club also comes with 15% discounts on all repairs, no after-hours fees, and the option to pay following the completely of your service, rather than before. Plus, by joining the Southport Home Services Club, you’re always guaranteed priority service, even during peak call times. Keep your furnace at maximum performance year-round, save money on energy bills, and get all the heat you need by signing up for a maintenance plan today!