Scheduling preventative maintenance for your heater on an annual basis ensures that the system will run consistently and efficiently during the cold months of the year. In fact, there are many benefits to heater maintenance, including: a more energy-efficient system, a longer-lasting heater, and improved heating capabilities.
These preventative measures help minimize the heating scenario that every homeowner dreads. That is, when it starts to get cold out, your heating system does not start up because it has been sitting idle. In turn, the homeowner faces potentially expensive repairs and a home that is uncomfortably cold until repairs can be completed.
What is Checked During a Preventative Maintenance Appointment?
While conducting a preventative maintenance appointment, HVAC technicians check for a wide range of components, and tackle several different maintenance procedures. For example, all major components of your heating system – the ignition assembly, blower components, the burner, evaporator coils, and heat exchange parts – are both cleaned and analyzed for safety /efficiency.
Additional tests conducted by the HVAC technician include measuring your heater’s general airflow, observing temperature differences, and testing your system’s electrical parts. If the volts or amps are not performing as they should, the technician will tighten them. The HVAC specialist will carry out several other duties, such as: