What Happens During Furnace Tune-ups

During a furnace tune-up, a technician will check internal components to ensure that they are operating as they should. By repairing any problems in the fall or early winter, you will be less likely to have a breakdown during the harsh winter months when HVAC technicians are in higher demand as weather increases the workload on everyone’s furnaces.

Steps to a Professional Furnace Tune-Up

While the services offered during your oven inspection may vary based on the heating system you have, you can typically expect a list of things to be done during this process.

Check the Thermostat

Heating and cooling systems should be calibrated periodically as a necessary aspect of their maintenance. Without proper calibration, the system will not operate correctly and will waste energy.

Remove Dust

The technician will remove as much of the dust and debris from your system as possible, thus improving the quality of the air in your home. You may also choose to add duct cleaning service to improve your indoor air flow and air quality.

Test the Airflow

If there is a restriction in air flow, this puts pressure on the furnace, reducing its lifespan and requiring additional repairs. An HVAC technician will start a static airflow test to measure how hard the fan is working to move air throughout the house.

Change the Air Filter

A furnace air filter serves to ensure that dust and particulates do not enter the system’s internal components. The technician replaces the air filter with a new one to guarantee smooth operation.

Check the Fuel Lines

Having your fuel lines examined on a regular basis will reduce the risk of a fire in your house or business. A technician will inspect the gas line leading to the burner to see if it has become obstructed.

Clean the Burner

Gas jets are ignited by the burner, which must be clean in order for it to work. The technician must remove the burner to clean it.

Look at the Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger transfers heat from the exhaust to the air. If the heat exchanger displays corrosion or cracks, it may have to be replaced.

Inspect the Wiring Connections

A technician will inspect all wiring connections and check the motor for its amperage rate. If it uses more power than necessary and cannot be corrected as part of a tune up, they may recommend repair.

Check the Handler

The air handler transfers air from the furnace to the ventilation system. The technician checks the blower motor and the fan to ensure all is well.

Get a Furnace Tune-Up with a HVAC Professional

All of these steps are designed to ensure that your furnace operates at its best and at its safest. The technician will alert you if anything needs to be repaired. Maintaining your furnace regularly ensures its longevity and your safety. Give us a call today to schedule your furnace maintenance.