- Do-it-yourself maintenance can include checking the thermostat to be sure it's working correctly; checking and replacing the filter; cleaning exposed surfaces; and oiling the motor and other moving parts (newer ones may be self-lubricating). Family Handyman suggests a professional tune-up should be done at least every three years, and warns that oil furnace combustion chambers should only be maintained by professionals.
- A professional furnace tune-up should include checking and cleaning all the major parts of the furnace; adjusting the pilot and burner if needed; inspecting and replacing filters if needed; lubricating all motors (although newer models may be self-lubricating); and performing a combustion efficiency test.
Items Included in most furnace tune ups:
- Examine thermostat
- Test for Carbon Monoxide
- Inspect Heat Exchanger
- Measure Temperature Differential
- Inspect Furnace Controls
- Check safety devices
- Test for gas leaks
- Inspect gas valve operation
- Test ignition system
- Inspect electrical connections
- Test gas pressure
- Test Flame Sensing system
- Inspect furnace cabinet
- Lubricate all applicable moving parts
- Test volt and amp draw on motors
- Inspect breaker
- Test Heat Pump Operation
- Test cycle for proper operation
Just like your car, your home’s heating system is mechanical equipment, which needs routine maintenance to keep it running its best. Annual system checks ensure your air conditioning & heating system runs more efficiently and safely, while reducing breakdowns and repair costs.
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