Heating Tune Up

Regular furnace tune-ups in Raleigh & Durham NC can extend the life of the furnace, cut heating costs, prevent breakdowns and limit repairs, and reduce the amount of smoke and other pollutants released into the atmosphere. Gas furnaces should be tuned up and cleaned annually, gas systems every two years and heat pumps every two to three years.Typical costs:
  • A professional furnace tune-up in Raleigh can cost $80-$200 or more per system depending on location and the type of furnace. For example a Heating Contractor in Atlanta, charges $129.00 for a heating tune up to include a 21 point checklist and making sure the furnace is working properly. Another heating contractor in Michigan charge $169.00 and includes a free filter, as mostly handles oil and gas furnaces.
  • RS Mechanical has NATE certified and trained technicians ensuring you will always receive the highest quality service available.

What should be included:

  • 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:

  1. Examine thermostat
  2. Test for Carbon Monoxide
  3. Inspect Heat Exchanger
  4. Measure Temperature Differential
  5. Inspect Furnace Controls
  6. Check safety devices
  7. Test for gas leaks
  8. Inspect gas valve operation
  9. Test ignition system
  10. Inspect electrical connections
  11. Test gas pressure
  12. Test Flame Sensing system
  13. Inspect furnace cabinet
  14. Lubricate all applicable moving parts
  15. Test volt and amp draw on motors
  16. Inspect breaker
  17. Test Heat Pump Operation
  18. 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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