What Is Included In An Annual Furnace Tune Up?

An annual tune up of the furnace will ensure three things- energy efficient unit, smooth functioning furnace and no-costly repairs. Annual maintenance are quite cost-effective compared to proactive maintenance. These detect small fault that may crop up from time to time and nip them in the bud before they blow out of proportion. Today there is a milling population of service providers that offer autumnal tune-up service. Now what do they do when they come up for a service. Let’s take a look-

Inspect and clean the gas burner:


They check if the burner is aligned properly. If the gas is reaching the burner, the furnace is working properly. The heat exchanger often cracks or wears down with time. This has to be checked as the cracked heat exchanger will make the furnace ininefficient.

Check the blowers and the quality of air flow:

This is important. Air circulating from the furnace to your rooms and back to it will ensure that you are getting enough hot air. The technician will check if the filter is clean and replace them if needed.

Check the regulation of the gas valve

The gas valves are one of the most important parts of the furnace. When it is switched on they should open to release the fuel at an optimum pressure. The check-ups are done to ensure that the fuel is being transported to the furnace acceptably, safely and efficiently.

Inspect all electrical components

The electrical parts of the system are checked for damages, corrosion, and are safety. The tune up services have host of plans for furnace users. You can select one for

Here is a list of components that are looked in during a furnace tune up-

• Cycle the furnace
• Clean or change filter (customer supplied or purchased from contractor)
• Limited blower cleaning
• Verify limit operations
• Clean flame sensor
• Measure and record delta T
• Measure and record amp draw to blower
• Rate/set furnace input
• Cycle condensate pump (90% or better EF)
• Inspect flue pipe & Pressure Switch Operation
• Clean burners
• Measure and record amp draw inducer
• Measure and verify ignition protocols
• Tighten electrical connections
• Clean and adjust pilot assembly or HSI
• Clean exterior
• Vacuum burner compartment
• Measure and adjust gas pressure
• Brush and inspect heat exchanger
• Conduct bubble test for gas leaks (if needed)

 

 

 

 

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