Depending on your home’s heating system and layout, you may need HVAC services. When you are a homeowner, it’s important to know about your system and what kind of service it may need.
You should schedule a service for your HVAC system at least twice a year with Air Doctorx, we are a professional heating repair service in Dover. By doing so, you will become familiar with the system and be prepared for any future emergencies.
A Furnace Tune-up Checklist Includes The Following
HVAC professionals provide furnace tune-ups, including cleaning, inspecting, and calibrating your furnace’s internal and external components. There are several items on a furnace tune-up checklist:
- Checking And Adjusting Blower Belts And Motors
You should continuously remove dirt and dust from the air with your HVAC system. Clean blower motors and belts consume less energy and generate lower energy bills.
- Lubrication And Cleaning
In a furnace, a burner burns gas to produce a flame. As a result of the gas burning, the burner is prone to building up carbon and soot. Hence, furnace tune-ups should include cleaning burners.
Testing, servicing, and lubricating all furnace moving parts eliminates friction between them, including fan belts and motors. Maintaining these components in good working order prevents problems, such as broken belts or seized-up motor bearings.
When the furnace air filter is dirty, the furnace will have to work harder to maintain the set temperature. To keep your indoor air clean and free from contaminants, you should clean or replace your air filters every three months.
- Tightening of Electrical Connections
A professional inspects all the system’s electrical components, including the thermostat, wiring, and terminals. The furnace can be prevented from malfunctioning if loose wires and electrical connections are checked.
- Clean Condensate Drain
Condensate drain system components are inspected to determine if they are functioning properly. Condensate drain lines clogged with dirt and debris can cause a furnace to break down. Also, drain lines are flushed to remove blockages before they cause problems such as mold growth, excessive humidity, or condensate leaks.
- Thermostat Testing And Calibration
Thermostats that are calibrated incorrectly run the unit longer than necessary. During thermostat calibration, the technician can set a temperature that meets your cooling requirements. They can repair or replace your thermostat if it isn’t working.
- Checking Controls And Safety
Malfunctioning controls can result in the inefficiency of the furnace. Incorrectly functioning controls can raise operating costs and cause other components to fail. Your family and property can be at risk if a gas leak occurs near your furnace. Our technician will inspect the gas line for leaks during the heating repair services in Dover. Make sure the heat exchanger is free of cracks and leaks. Make sure your carbon monoxide (CO) detector works and replace its batteries if necessary.