Regular maintenance for a furnace is an essential part of taking care of your home’s heating. Unless your furnace receives an annual visit from a heating maintenance specialist, it will be prone to malfunctions and breakdowns, ultimately leading to poor performance, power drain, and a shorter service life. Regular maintenance will help prevent many unnecessary repairs.
Ways Maintenance Will Prevent Furnace Problems That Need Repairs
- Removing dirt from the burner: One of the key steps of maintenance on a furnace is cleaning it. And there’s no place more important to keep clean on a gas furnace than the burner where the gas jets ignite. If grime begins to coat the burner, the restriction of oxygen will make it difficult, even impossible, for the jets to turn on and create heat. Maintenance will take care of cleaning the burner unit at each visit to stop build-up.
- Checking electrical problems: Electric furnaces need to have their wiring and circuitry checked to make sure the heating elements don’t fail during regular operation. Electrical checks are important for modern gas furnaces as well, since they use electronic ignition and electric safety devices.
- Replacing cracked heat exchangers: If the heat exchangers in a gas furnace develop cracks due to corrosion, it can lead to dangerous situations where carbon monoxide leaks can enter the cabinet or your home. Maintenance technicians will catch heat exchangers that have cracked or are on the verge of cracking and replace them.
- Testing airflow for air handler problems: During a maintenance check, a technician will measure the airflow from the vents to see that the air handler is working correctly. If it isn’t, the technician will see what issue needs to be addressed, such as replacing blower motors.
Make Sure You Have Maintenance
If you are looking to start a maintenance program to keep away furnace and other heating repairs in Romeoville, IL, or if you want to find a new one, contact DuAll Heating & Cooling. Our Maintenance Savings Plan not only brings you the tune-ups you need, but it also gives you a 10% discount on parts and labor, priority service, and a satisfaction guarantee. Let us help you keep your furnace running without repairs for many years to come.