Our comprehensive 15 point tune up includes the following
We follow up with a full walk through of your system and energy saving tips.
- Check Burner for proper operation and combustion
The most important part of your furnace, if the burner is not working properly it can expose you and your family to carbon monoxide or other harmful combustion by-products.
- Check ignition system
Proper ignition is key to a safe system.
- Check for CO levels in air flow
Carbon monoxide in the conditioned air can mean a cracked heat exchanger, many CO detectors like Kidde or FirstAlert won’t detect minor amounts of CO during short runs of your furnace. A CO detector works by measuring over a period of a few hours and looking for levels above 40 PPM(parts per million). Our hand held detectors will detect much lower than that while the system is running. Please see Kidde.com for more information regarding this.
- Inspect steel or pvc flue venting
Neglected venting can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide levels.
- Check air flow temperatures
Proper air flow temperatures can help us determine the overall health of your system.
- Electrical components
Circuit boards, relays, etc are all exposed to harsh conditions inside your furnace and need extra attention to maintain a long service life.
- Electrical wiring
Faulty wiring can lead to fires or equipment failure.
- Blower system
The blower is the heart of your system, keeping it clean and maintained helps keep your furnace and air conditioning system working at it’s peak performance.
- Safety devices
Sensors, switches, etc all prevent your furnace from creating unsafe conditions caused by faulty parts.
- Condensate drain, pump and humidifier inspection
Clogged or dirty condensate drains can lead to flooding and property damage. Dirty humidifiers can spread mold spores throughout your duct work and home.
- Amperage draw
Motors all draw energy in the form of Amps, but if it’s working too hard it uses too much energy, by checking this we can determine if repairs are needed.
- Lubricate moving parts
Moving parts need lubrication to prevent excessive wear.
- Thermostat inspection
A thermostat that is off by a few degrees can waste energy.
- Duct work energy loss evaluation
Duct leakage wastes energy by allowing air to escape into areas where you don’t want conditioned air to be such as a crawl space of unfinished basement. Duct leakage accounts for as much as 10% of your energy bills.
This tune up applies to residential forced air systems only. Some restrictions may apply. Call for details.