What to Expect During Your Furnace Tune-Up

by Pierce Refrigeration

Posted on September 15, 2020 at 12:25 PM

routine maintenance is essential for ensuring that your heating equipment is operating efficiently

Scheduling routine maintenance is essential for ensuring that your heating equipment is operating efficiently and safely. It also can prevent unexpected repair costs in the middle of the winter season. We suggest annual furnace maintenance for all homeowners.

We take COVID seriously and prioritize the health and safety of our customers and staff. We also believe seasonal maintenance should be scheduled and can be done so safely.

Below is an outline of a maintenance check to help you understand what you can expect to occur during your next appointment (of course while maintaining a stringent COVID protocol):

Evaluate Electrical Connections

Measuring the voltage and electricity currents of furnace systems is crucial to conserving the lifespan of major furnace components. Our licensed professionals are certified to access electricity and gas channels to ensure they are turned off before evaluating your furnace.

Inspect Drainage Routes

Inspecting the drainage routes is critical to protecting your home from unstable humidity levels. As humidity increases over time in a home, there is an increasing accumulation of bacteria that may cause respiratory infections.

Lubricate Moving Parts

When friction builds up over time, the amount of electricity being used increases causing expenses to rise, too.

Examine Gas or Oil Connections

If there are faulty connections causing improper burning, there is a risk of safety and equipment efficiency.

Monitor Thermostat Settings

Having a specialist look at the thermostat settings in your home will ensure that your furnace is operating at an efficient level, while keeping you warm. Evaluating thermostat settings also provides confidence that your home is conserving energy when you are away.

Count on Pierce Refrigeration, HVAC experts in West Bridgewater to provide maintenance service.

Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous and invisible gas that poses a serious health threat to you and your family. During furnace tune-ups, carbon monoxide detectors will be inspected to make sure they are working correctly and located near every sleeping area. 

Outside of an annual furnace check, you can also take measures to maximize the efficiency of your furnace system without a contractor.

Clean or change the air filters

Every month, evaluate the filters in your furnace and replace if needed, insuring that energy is being saved where possible and to optimize the equipment's longevity. During your annual furnace tune-up, you can ask your contractor to show you how to check your filters.

Pierce Refrigeration inspects your carbon monoxide detectors during your annual furnace tune-up

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