What is Included in a Furnace or Boiler Tune-up?
Whether you have a preventive maintenance plan or schedule a seasonal furnace tune-up or boiler tune-up, the tasks and purpose are the same. The purpose of preventive maintenance is to extend the lifespan of the heating system, avoid costly repairs, increase energy efficiency for lower utility bills and to keep you warm and cozy in your home. When you have a tune-up, there is a lot included in the service. You’ll find that service technicians arrive with a long list of items to inspect, test, adjust, clean and possibly replace if needed. On average, a tune-up takes about an hour and requires specialized equipment.
Tasks Service Technicians Perform During a Tune-Up
Typically, service technicians arrive with a minimum of 20-points to check during a tune-up. Here’s a list of some of the tasks that are performed:
- Safety: For safety, tests are run to check airflow for carbon monoxide and to check for natural gas leaks. All electrical wiring is tightened and inspected. Safety controls will also be inspected for proper operation.
- Mechanical Parts: All moving parts will be lubricated. Upper and lower combustion vents, burners, blower motor and blowout heat exchanger are thoroughly cleaned.
- Operations: The ignition system is tested for proper operation, and the temperature differences for supply and return registers are measured for proper function. Both the thermostat and thermostat contacts will be inspected for proper calibration and operation.
How Preventive Maintenance Plans Save You Money and Reduce Energy Consumption
Most preventive maintenance plans offer a 10 to 15 discount of parts and labor when you do need a repair. With regular service from an HVAC contractor, you’ll also be keeping the manufacturer’s warranty active. If a major component breaks down, you’ll be covered and not have to reach in your pocket. By adjusting the burner, checking combustion leakage and cleaning the internal components on a maintenance plan, your furnace will use less energy and operate more efficiently.
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