In short, professional furnace maintenance is the difference between a furnace that lasts ten years, and one that lasts twenty five! That sounds incredible, and something everyone should take advantage of– which is true. However, in the ongoing effort to reveal the mysteries of the HVAC industry, we will be going into the details of furnace cleanings and maintenance.
Furnace Clean and Checks
The most important question looming in everyones mind is…
“What do they actually do to make my furnace last an extra fifteen years?”
Most HVAC contractors have an extensive checklist by which they perform a standard furnace cleaning. These may vary slightly from company to company, but the main points remain the same throughout all credible (and beneficial) furnace cleanings.
- Physically cleaning the furnace or boiler
- Check safety devices
- Test for gas leaks
- Check furnace filter
- Inspect heat exchanger for leaks and cracks
- Check and calibrate thermostat
- Check furnace wiring
- Check hot water tank
While a furnace cleaning will make your furnace last long, it has a related secondary (but more immediate) benefit. When a professional comes to look at your heating system in the fall, the technician will be able to identify any future breakdowns before they happen. This way, you don’t need to go the the hassle, discomfort, and frustration of a breakdown at an inconvenient time. There’s no reason to purchase a furnace every decade or spend a night without the joys of modern home heating. Schedule a furnace cleaning today with your local trusted HVAC contractor.