With the summer season behind us, it is finally fall and now is the time to schedule your furnace or boiler tune-up. This will help prepare your home’s heating system for the coming winter season. A boiler or furnace greatly benefits from having a tune-up. When tuning up your heating system, you can prevent unexpected break downs, extend the life of your heating system, and reduce the cost of heating your home. To better understand why it is so important to have your boiler or furnace tuned-up this fall, Hal Mechanical will share what a tune-up covers and how it helps your home’s heating system.
What Does a Heating Tune-Up Include?
If you have ever watched a technician that comes to perform a tune-up on your home furnace or boiler system, you might have noticed they come with a check list. As these lists can slightly vary and be very long, there are key points that are always covered during a tune-up such as:
• Safety Test and Inspection: Both boilers and furnace can pose home safety concerns. The heating system’s airflow is often checked for traces of carbon monoxide and other natural gas leaks. The heat exchanger is thoroughly inspected for leaks or signs of weakness to ensure there are no risk of leaks in the future. The electrical wiring is also inspected and if needed, it is repaired or tightened. Safety controls are also tested to ensure they are operating correctly. With a tune-up you can have the peace of mind in knowing that your heating system is safe.
• Mechanical Parts Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs: All of the moving parts of the heating system is cleaned and then lubricated. Lubricating the moving parts removes all of the resistance that can develop. This ensures the heating system operates at its peak performance. All of the mechanical parts are also inspected for any signs of wear and tear or potential problems. Any problems detected can be corrected and if needed, worn down components can be replaced.
• Operating Heating System Check: The boiler’s or furnace’s operating system is also checked. Each heating system varies but both often have an ignition system and a fuel supply. The fuel supply lines are checked and if needed, they are cleaned as well as the ignition. Part of the operating system is the thermostat and the thermostat’s contacts. The contacts are inspected and calibrated.
Why a Boiler or Furnace Tune Up is Worth It
With a tune-up the entire heating system will be inspected, tested, and repaired before the upcoming winter season. To avoid any surprises during the winter season, it is recommended that have your furnace or boiler tuned-up during the fall. With a fall tune-up, your heating system will be primed and ready for the cold winter season. Tuning-up your heating system is an essential part of your boiler’s or furnace’s maintenance. With proper maintenance you can effectively extend the life of your heating system.
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For an efficient and reliable heating system this winter, schedule a tune-up soon. For either boiler or furnace tune-ups, repair, installation and other HVAC services, contact Hal Mechanical and schedule our services today.