What’s in a tune-up?
What’s in a tune-up?
If you’ve spoken to anyone in the home comfort industry you’ve heard about tune-ups! Furnace and air conditioning manufacturers recommend that your equipment receives maintenance annually, and it is usually necessary in order to keep warranties valid. You may have heard about them, but do you really know what’s in a tune-up?
So why do we focus so much on tune-ups? Any mechanical equipment is going to require regular maintenance to properly function and prevent breakdowns. You shouldn’t drive your car with low oil or flat tires, and you shouldn’t run your furnace without proper maintenance. Yearly tune-ups extend the life of your equipment and save you money on costly repairs.
What happens during a tune-up?
An experienced technician will follow a thorough process to maintain your equipment. During a Western Heating and Air tune-up, your technician will use a detailed checklist to determine the health of your unit and take steps to adjust anything that is out of spec.
Here’s what your certified technician will do during your tune-up:
Test your thermostat
Your technician will ensure that the thermostat has working batteries and that it operates correctly.
Check for water damage, dents, and rust
Water damage and rust can mean that the system is compromised and could be leaking in some way. It may also mean that there is too much condensation in your system.
Inspect your blowers for cleanliness
A dirty blower can mean that it has to work harder to blow air through your home. It can also mean that too many particles enter your home through your system, making it harder to breathe clean air.
Inspect exchangers for damage or rust
A cracked heat exchanger can leak gas into your home. Inspection of the heat exchanger is extremely important for your family’s safety!
Clean dust and debris off the system
Like anything in your home, your system is prone to collect dust over time. The various moving parts in your furnace perform much better without dust particles getting in the way!
Test static pressure to guarantee proper airflow
If your static pressure is too high or low it may mean that your system is working extra hard to keep your home at a proper temperature. This may be a problem with duct sizing, or simply be that your system needs to be adjusted for proper airflow.
Test the furnace and water heater for gas leaks
Gas leaks can be poisonous, causing illness or worse in your home. Our technicians will carefully inspect your system for gas leaks so you can have the peace of mind that comes with clean air in your home!
Give us a call!
A Western Heating and Air tune-up includes more than 30 steps to guarantee the proper functionality of your system. (Is that thorough or what??) Our biggest priority is your comfort!
Give your system a proper rejuvination now! Call us at (385) 273-3200 and schedule your tune-up today!Why you should schedule your furnace repair TODAY » « How Can Your HVAC Reduce Coronavirus Risk?