Now that the warm, sunny days of the Phoenix summer are beginning to fade into fall, it is time to schedule a furnace maintenance check. Periodic maintenance inspections not only keep your furnace running efficiently, but they also help prevent bigger, more expensive problems in the future. So, before it gets too chilly, have a trained HVAC technician give your heating system a thorough tune-up and inspection to ensure that your furnace is going to keep you and your family warm and cozy.
Leave it to the pros
Here are a few things you can expect a tech to do when giving your furnace a check-up.
- Examine the thermostat. Your HVAC tech will check to see that your thermostat is working properly so that you are able to control your furnace and the temperature of your house.
- Check the burners. If a burner is dirty it can lead to soot, moisture and may damage your furnace.
- Check the electrical connections. Damaged wires and connections can lead to fires and may also shorten the life of the motor in your furnace.
- Check the condensate drain. A clogged condensate drain may cause water damage to your home and could make your house feel damp and muggy.
- Check Lubrication. The moving parts of your furnace need lubrication to avoid friction in the motor. Your HVAC technician lubricate each moving part.
What you can do
Before beginning your own furnace maintenance check, turn off the fuel supply and the electrical power to ensure your safety.
- Change the filter. A dirty filter can cause you to use more electricity or fuel and it may damage your furnace. It is important to change or clean your filter once a month.
If you would like to schedule a furnace maintenance check or have any other questions about your furnace please contact Wolff Mechanical for help and assistance. Wolff Mechanical has been providing expert service to Phoenix and the outlying area for over 24 years and they have an A+ rating with the BBB. Their professional staff will be eager to help you.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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