Having a checklist handy to tackle any project is ideal, especially when it comes to the major appliances in your home. Like with most things making your home operate smoothly, your furnace requires some maintenance. We at Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning have compiled a furnace maintenance checklist to help you understand what goes into a professional furnace inspection and preventive maintenance tune up. We recommend a yearly furnace inspection to prolong the life of your HVAC system and save you money on energy bills. In regards to furnace tuneups, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning stands with all manufacturers in recommending an annual equipment check to ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency and that all safety features are functional. We also to give you peace of mind!
Furnace Heating Inspection & Maintenance Checklist
1) Air Filters. Air filters require regular cleaning or replacing, depending if they are disposable or reusable. If airflow is restricted because of the dirt and debris, you are wasting energy, money and could be causing early deterioration to the HVAC system and your furnace.
2) Burners. Several issues can be a product a filthy burner. If it is experiencing poor combustion, soot, and condensation, your furnace might be forced into earlier retirement.
3) Combustion Air. Inspecting the opening to make sure the combustion air isn’t blocked or restricted should be performed.
4) Control and Safety Checks. During the inspection run a test to make certain everything is operating sufficiently.
5) Fan Switch. To avoid wasted energy and obnoxious sounds originating from the fan, a performance check and overall condition inspection should be conducted.
6) Flue Pipes. Audited the flue pipes for leaks or corrosion. If any are discovered, contact a professional for replacement.
7) Gas Line. Check for gas leaks in an effort to avoid severely harmful hazardous safety hazards. If any exist, immediately turn off the gas line and contact a professional.
8) Heat Exchanger. The heat exchanger can develop cracks over time. If cracks go unrepaired, they can emit toxic fumes from leaking into the air, which will cause serious illness.
9) Lubricated. The appropriate moving parts require proper lubrication, particularly the motors and bearings which will operate effortlessly when adequately lubricated.
10) Panels. Ensure all the panels are fitted and secured tightly down. Without the panels in proper placement the furnace to work overtime and your bill will show it. Not only could it cost you, but it can cause failure of efficient operation.
11) Performance and Temperatures. Invest your time and record the data which can help deter potential problems, as the abnormal readings can indicate problems, which will aid you in taking care of the light problems before catastrophe strikes.
12) Pilot and Pilot Assembly. In the event your pilot or pilot assembly are grimy, they can be easily extinguished, which will cause malfunctions, or the furnace to shut down.
13) Pulleys and Belts. Belts that are deteriorating and pulleys are over-run it will decrease airflow and inflate operating costs. All too soon the compressor can be rendered useless well before its average lifespan. Belts commonly become cracked and worn; they will need to be replaced periodically.
14) Safety Controls. Inspect the safety controls to ensure proper functioning. If you spot any issues, make the repairs as soon as possible to avoid harmful repercussions.
15) Thermostat. The thermostat needs to be in working order, be sure your thermostat is calibrated every so often.
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Performing your own inspection and maintenance can be a daunting task, instead, contact Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning and our experts will make certain your furnace is operating at peak performance.