Tips for Home Heater Maintenance
It’s that time of year again: Time to schedule heating repair and service from your local Aire Serv® team! Is it really that important, though? Couldn’t you get away with not scheduling it this year? If you want to keep your comfort equipment in top working order this season and for years to come, it’s important to make annual maintenance a priority.
What Heating System Maintenance Entails
You can’t neglect your heating system and expect it to stay in good condition. To prevent your furnace from falling into disrepair, hire a professional to perform the following tasks:
- Change the filter
- Check airflow and fan controls
- Lubricate moving parts
- Check electrical connections
- Check burners
- Ensure proper thermostat calibration
- Inspect safety controls
- Check the gas line
- Tighten or replace belts
- Conduct an amp-draw test
- Inspect the condensate drain on a condensing furnace
- Check the heat exchanger for rust, cracks or corrosion
Schedule Annual Heating Repair & Service
The only task above you can accomplish without training is changing the filter. At Aire Serv, we offer what we call a Total Comfort Tune-Up. When you schedule this appointment, we’ll provide you with a complete inspection, as well as a professional, thorough cleaning. We’ll adjust applicable controls and conduct a top-to-bottom safety check to ensure that your furnace functions safely and reliably all season long.
Do You Know What Type of Heating System You Have?
An important step in properly caring for your heating equipment is to learn what type of heater you have. Then, you can increase your knowledge of your equipment and perform maintenance specific to your equipment between formal visits from a heating system expert. Rest assured that Aire Serv repairs and services all brands and types of heating systems.