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What You Can Expect from Heating Maintenance

Now that it’s October, we strongly recommend you arrange for a heating maintenance visit from one of our professionals as soon as you can. As November closes in, you can expect HVAC professionals to get busy, so now is an excellent time to take advantage of a slower period and have this vital job ticked off your “to-do” list.

We’ve already discussed why heating maintenance is so important in a recent post. Now we’re going to take a close look at what you can expect when one of our experts comes to your home for the service. We’ll use a gas furnace for our example, since this is the most common type of heating system in the area. The process is different for other types of heaters, but you can expect our technicians to know exactly what to do.

The Basics of Professionally Maintaining a Furnace

Maintenance divides into two basic functions: inspections and adjustments. In practice, they cross over each other, but you can trust an expert to know how to move step-by-step through all the important tasks.

The inspections usually start with the thermostat, which might be miscalibrated or malfunctioning, then move to the air filter to see if it needs to be changed. After this, the technician examines the electrical connections, the blower wheel, and the heat exchanger. This last check is an important one, since a cracked or corroded heat exchanger can lead to safety problems with a gas furnace. There are other safety checks, such as inspecting the burner, the gas pressure, the limit switches, and to see if there are any traces of carbon monoxide. The inspection finished us with examinations of the pressure switch, the flame sensor, the vent pipe, and the igniter.

The technician makes adjustments as necessary, such as tightening loose electrical connections, cleaning dirt and grime off the burner, and changing the air filter. If the technician finds anything that will require a larger repair, they’ll tell you about it so you have time to schedule the work.

Arrange for heating maintenance in Keithville, LA today with Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration—The Doctor of Home Comfort!

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