A well-maintained furnace will last longer and have fewer repair needs than one that is not properly maintained. A furnace inspection can reveal minor furnace problems early before they become major issues.
The inspection can detect conditions, such as a rusted-out flue, that are potentially dangerous to occupants of the home. These are just a few reasons why you should have an annual inspection done on your furnace.
Getting a Closer Look
What is included in a furnace inspection can vary, but the following are some of the tasks your technician will likely perform to ensure your furnace is operating safely and efficiently:
- Tighten electrical connections
- Lubricate moving parts
- Verify thermostat settings
- Check system start, operation, and shutdown
- Inspect the condensate drain
- Check fuel connection and pressure
- Check burner combustion
- Check the operation and structure of the heat exchanger
- Check and adjust the blower
- Check and adjust airflow
- Clean and check safety controls
- Check flue integrity and make sure there are no blockages
- Check belt integrity
- Clean and adjust pilot, if necessary
- Check combustion gases and make sure within manufacturer specifications
When the technician completes the inspection, he should give you a list of what he checked and the condition he found each item in. The sheet should also show any actions he took. Having an annual inspection is one way to make sure that you stay warm and comfortable all winter without downtime for repairs. Make annual furnace maintenance is a must to improve the performance of your system and reduce energy consumption so that you can reduce your energy bill.
If you need a furnace inspection or have any questions about heating your home this season, contact Ray & Son Heating & Air Conditioning. We proudly serve our neighbors in Valdosta and Nashville, Georgia, as well as in the surrounding communities. Call us today!