What’s Included in a Furnace Tune Up?
Ever wonder what happens when the furnace maintenance guy (or gal) shows up? Why some tune ups are dirt cheap, and others questionable? Well, we think it’s a valid question – with the varying cost of furnace maintenance, it’s important to know exactly the quality of maintenance services you’re paying for.
Capital Heating & Cooling follows the ACCA standards of residential HVAC systems maintenance. Due to the comprehensive nature of our furnace maintenance services, you can expect our technicians in your home for roughly 60-90 minutes. Below is a homeowner friendly furnace maintenance checklist that covers the main objectives of a furnace tune up.
Furnace Maintenance Checklist from Milwaukee HVAC Company
|Thermostat||Improperly calibrated thermostat affects comfort & operating costs|
|Proper Exhaust Venting||Proper venting ensures no leaks such as Carbon Monoxide and/or water|
|Airflow Settings||Insufficient airflow can cause the motor to overheat|
|Air Filter||Dirty/clogged filter can cause poor air flow, poor indoor air quality & damage to the blower motor|
|Gas Pressure||Wrong pressure settings can cause high energy bills & furnace failure|
|Igniter Ohms||Without igniter flames, your furnace won’t start|
|Flame Sensor Reading||A defective flame sensor prevents your furnace from working|
|Sensors and Safeties||Worn-out sensors can lead to fire, damages, equipment failure & more|
|Temp Rise Meets Manu. Specs||Ensures furnace is working at optimal energy savings, which results in energy savings|
|CO Leak||Carbon Monoxide is an odorless byproduct of a gas furnace & if not ventilated properly can be fatal|
|Voltage||Incorrect voltage can cause motor and circuit board failure|
|Amperage||Incorrect amperage results in high energy bills & can cause the motor to overheat|
|Capacitors||Worn-out capacitors result in high energy bills & premature motor failure|
|Inducer Motors for Vibration||High vibrations can cause blades to stress & crack|
|Heat Exchanger||Dirty heat exchanger leads to poor air flow, high energy costs & high temp rise|
|Cabinet Interior||Debris (leaves, dirt, etc.) can clog orifices leading to breakdowns and inefficient operation|
|Pilot||Maladjusted pilot flame contributes to high energy costs & furnace failure|
|Pressure Switch||Ensures fuel to air ratio is correct for fuel efficiency & safe operation|
Contact a Furnace Maintenance Company in Milwaukee
Hopefully, this furnace maintenance checklist has gotten your wheels turning about knowing what to expect from a reputable HVAC company when it comes to furnace maintenance services in the Milwaukee area.
To schedule a furnace tune up, contact Capital Heating & Cooling online or call 414.384.4822.