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What Happens During Heating Maintenance?

Last week we talked about arranging for heating maintenance during the fall to get prepared for the winter. This will help your heater work in the best condition and save you money through energy efficiency and a reduced need for repairs. Best of all, it protects you against a sudden heating system breakdown on the coldest day of the year.

To show you in more depth how heating maintenance benefits you, we’ll go through some of the steps in the process. Here’s some of what you can expect from our maintenance technicians when they come to your house to tune-up your heater:

  • Inspecting the thermostat. If the thermostat isn’t working correctly, than the heater won’t work correctly. The technicians will recalibrate the system if necessary to keep it accurate.
  • Checking the heat exchanger and other places where a heater can turn hazardous. This is a service for gas furnaces, and it’s important to make sure that the system operates safely.
  • Also for gas furnaces: cleaning the burner assembly and the ignition assembly. These parts must be clean in order for the furnace to turn on and burn fuel efficiently.
  • For a heat pump, the checking of refrigerant pressure. A drop in refrigerant pressure can indicate leaks that need to be repaired.
  • Looking for failing capacitors. Any heating system that uses motors (which is most of them) contains capacitors that send voltage to the motors.
  • Tightening all electrical connections.
  • Inspecting and cleaning the blower to make sure that it’s effective and energy efficient.
  • Checking the gas pressure, which is another important safety measure necessary for natural gas heaters.
  • Measuring the temperature difference.

These are only some of the steps, and each type of system has different requirements. You can trust that our skilled technicians will give your home heating system a thorough inspection and tune-up each time.

Sign up for our Comfort Club and get started with heating maintenance this fall. Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. serves Knightdale, NC and the surrounding areas.

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