An annual service check is essential to the efficient operation of your HVAC system. Just like your car requires regular check-ups and maintenance to perform at optimal levels, so does your HVAC system. Ignoring routine service checks can be costly in the long run and can make it tough to keep your home comfortable. Just because your heating system seems to be working doesn’t mean that it is not costing you unnecessary money. A service check can also help prevent that dreaded breakdown in the middle of the coldest night.
For furnaces, some of the things that need attention include:
- Heat exchanger
- Electrical connections
- Motor and bearings
- Flue pipe
- Drain lines
- Pilot safety
A gas fireplace requires maintenance that includes cleaning the logs, the burner, the glass and the pilot. It also includes testing the pilot safety, testing the powerpile output, checking wire connections, cleaning the oxygen sensor, and testing the ignition.
These are just a few of the things that need to be inspected during your annual service check to ensure optimal and efficient operation of your system, help prevent breakdowns, and increase safety. Ducts should also be inspected to look for leaky ducts and loose connections which can decrease efficiency.
An efficient system can save you up to 20 percent of your annual energy bill. You could be throwing hundreds of dollars out the window if you ignore routine inspections and maintenance. If your system breaks down due to neglect it can cost you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to repair or replace. It is much more cost efficient to simply have a technician provide an annual service check.
Since 1945 Aladdin Heating & Cooling has been providing the metropolitan Detroit area with expert HVAC services. We treat your home like it’s our own. Contact us today to schedule your annual service check, or for any other heating and cooling needs.
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