Running Longer


Fall is officially here, and as we know, winter is soon to follow. Are you confident your furnace is going to kick on immediately and keep you warm all winter? We can help ease your mind by coming out and getting your furnace ready for the cold months ahead. You have probably heard us talk about getting your furnace safety and efficiency inspection, but what does that mean, and why is it important? Let’s answer the latter question first. It is important to schedule a furnace inspection because annual checkups can prevent over 70 percent of all furnace repairs, as well as improve your system’s efficiency by up to 16 percent. In other words – it will save you money!

So, what does it mean to have a safety and efficiency inspection? We schedule a time that is convenient for you to have one of our experts come to your home to perform the following tasks with your furnace:

  • Check all the burners for proper operation
  • Check thermocouple for proper operation
  • Check the heat exchanger surface
  • Check the flue pipe
  • Lubricate pumps, bearings, and fans (if applicable)
  • Check the inducer and blower motors
  • Check and tighten all electrical connections
  • Check the safety switch and controls
  • Check the pilot assembly
  • Check temperature and pressures
  • Check thermostat for proper operation
  • Check drain lines and traps for proper function
  • Test and label emergency shut-offs
  • Check gas valve
  • Check air flow across indoor coil and blower wheels
  • Check ductwork for leaks
  • Start and test operation and cycle of unit
  • Check air flow

If you want peace of mind knowing that your furnace will run better and last longer, call us today and schedule your safety and efficiency check. It’s really the same thing as getting the oil changed in your car.