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 tune-ups. This can ensure that every component of your unit is working as well as it should and offers high energy efficiency.
Benefits of Conducting a Furnace Tune-Up
Why schedule regular heating maintenance? Some homeowners may feel hesitant about spending additional money to maintain their system, but furnace tune ups actually save you more money and hassle in the long run. Regular furnace service tune ups have many benefits. Here are a few:
Regular furnace tune-ups ensure optimal airflow for your system. Over time, particles can build up in your furnace system and negatively impact your home’s comfort 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 furnace tune ups remove blockage and clean your heating system. It will also change out old filters for new ones. These precautions will keep your system running smoothly.
Decrease in Energy Bills
Save money on your monthly energy bill. A great benefit of furnace tune ups 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, in turn, increases the amount of your monthly energy bill.
Regular furnace tune ups ensure your system runs as efficiently as possible, saving you money for the winter season.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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!