Certified Heater, Furnace & Heat Pump Maintenance
One of the best ways to ensure that your heating system functions optimally throughout the year is to have our team perform regular maintenance. This can ensure that every component of your unit is working as well as it should and offers high energy efficiency. Our team of professionals offer reliable heating tune-up services for homes in areas of Georgia such as Atlanta, Marietta, Newnan, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, and Athens. Give our staff a call at (770) 852-8504 to book an appointment and receive help with a defective heating system.
Benefits of Conducting a Heating Tune-Up
Why schedule regular heating maintenance? Some homeowners may feel hesitant about spending additional money to maintain their system, but heating tune ups actually save you more money and hassle in the long run. Regular maintenance has many benefits. Here are a few:
1. Optimal Airflow
Regular tune-ups ensure optimal airflow for your system. Over time, particles can build up in your furnace system and negatively impact the comfort of your home as well as energy-efficiency. Not to mention, restricted airflow can also put extensive wear and tear on your heating system, shortening its lifespan.
Regular heater tune ups remove blockage and clean your heating system. In addition, our technicians will change out your old air filters with new ones. These precautions will keep your system running smoothly.
2. Decrease in Energy Bills
Save money on your monthly energy bills. A great benefit of hiring our professionals to conduct a heater tune up is a cheaper utility bill. If you don’t receive regular maintenance on your heating system, especially right before the winter, your heat pump or furnace will use more energy to warm your home. This will increase the amount of your monthly energy bills. Regular maintenance ensures your system runs as efficiently as possible, saving you money for the winter season.
3. Avoid an Emergency Breakdown
A furnace breakdown is an absolute headache to deal with, mostly because it happens at the most inopportune times. Furnace maintenance can decrease the odds of your system breaking down when you need it most. When furnace problems aren’t addressed for long periods at a time, this causes extreme wear and tear on your system.
During a furnace tune up, a technician can properly address and resolve any potential problems before they arise, saving you money and time.
4. Prevent an Expensive Repair
Much like furnace breakdowns, a regular heating system tune up helps prevent costly damages in the future. Nearly every extensive furnace damage starts off as a minor issue.
Getting a punctual furnace or heat pump tune up stops minor issues from developing into major headaches.
5. Keep Home Safe for Family
Especially when you’re dealing with a gas furnace, regular tune ups help protect your family from system malfunctions gone wrong. Something as simple as a cracked heat exchanger releases deadly carbon monoxide gas into your home’s air. It can also negatively impact energy-efficiency and prompt expensive repairs.
If you think that your gas furnace is experiencing any leak, make sure to turn off your gas immediately and contact the fire department right away.
5 Essential Steps to a Furnace Tune-Up
Furnace tune ups are tremendously beneficial for the longevity of your heating system. Proper maintenance can save you hundreds, even thousands, in furnace services. But not just any furnace inspection will suffice. You need certified furnace maintenance that covers essential steps necessary for efficient tune ups. Let’s take a look at five necessary steps for a top-standard heating system.
1. Inspect & Clean the Burners
Contamination and misalignment are two major reasons for furnace malfunctions. A proper HVAC professional must inspect for debris that hinders gas and airflow. They must also ensure that the burners are properly aligned and cleaned.
2. Check the Heat Exchanger for Rust, Holes, & Cracks
A certified furnace tune up professional should also inspect the heat exchange for any rust, holes, or cracks. If applicable, this will require video inspection equipment. With training and experience, this inspection equipment can properly inspect the metal flue and other components for holes, rust, and cracks.
3. Conduct a Combustion Analysis
No furnace tune up should happen without a combustion analysis first. A combustion analysis is a careful test of the heat exchanger to ensure it’s functioning to the best standard. Combustion analysis is essential to furnace tune ups because it’s the only test that can identify safe operation and detect problems such as hairline cracks that cause carbon monoxide leaks.
4. Inspect & Adjust the Gas Pressure
During a tune up, an HVAC professional must evaluate and adjust the gas pressure to the appropriate setting. In order for your furnace to achieve proper combustion safely and effectively, ensuring that the gas pressure is where it needs to be is an important attribute to gas furnace tune ups.
5. Read & Record the Temperature in the Supply & Return Plenums
To ensure that your furnace runs efficiently, an HVAC professional must read and record the temperature in the supply and return plenums. This measurement will provide an accurate reading on the air temperature leaving the heating system to make sure that everything is running as it should.
What Does Our Heater Tune-Up Include?
Casteel implements the following measures along with other maintenance requirements to keep your heating system running to the very best standard. Our regular system tune-ups always begin with a thorough inspection of your entire HVAC system, which can help us determine what condition your system is in and if any parts need lubrication or repairs. We also take the time to adjust your furnace if necessary and replace your air filter for you as well.
Call Casteel – Money-Back Guarantee
When you turn to Casteel for heating maintenance, you can rest assured that we have the tools and techniques to provide you with solutions that last. Our trucks are always fully stocked and equipped to handle any problem you may be facing.
When you receive your heater tune-up, we guarantee that your heating system will not break down during that season or else the cost of the tune-up will be refunded to you. That is our money-back guarantee!
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
Don’t let your hard-earned dollars be wasted on an inefficient system. Call Casteel at 1-770-852-8504 to schedule an inspection today!