Winter Safety Checks and Why They’re Important
Now that the leaves are falling, it’s time for your annual furnace safety check. Every furnace manufacturer recommends regular inspections and safety checks, but are they really necessary? After all, your HVAC system isn’t like a car, with spark plugs to replace. In fact, annual safety checks are not only about safety, but they’re also important for preventative maintenance. Just like going to the dentist twice a year, having your HVAC inspected annually could prevent expensive major problems when you can least afford them.
What Do Technicians Actually Check?
Every company is different, and there is no industry standard for a tune-up on your HVAC system, so the details on a thorough safety check will vary from business to business. Reputable firms will cover the major parts of your system, though, to give you a sense of security about your furnace lasting through the winter. Before scheduling someone to come out and work on your system, ask them what their inspection includes. They should at least mention:
- Checking the vent system for blockages and leaks
- Analyzing the combustion gases
- Checking the blower access door to ensure it makes a tight seal at the face of the furnace
- Inspecting the cleaning the fresh air intake louvers and grills
- Inspecting the heat exchanger
- Checking the wiring for damage or corrosion
- Inspecting the burners for proper ignition
Call Our Mooresville Office
At Putnam Mechanical, we’re dedicated to helping you to maintain your furnace or heat pump. We offer furnace and heat pump tune-ups, cost-effective heating service and competitive pricing. If you have any questions or concerns about getting your heating system into shape before the cold weather arrives, give us a call. We’ll come out and help to make your system run better, help you to cut down on energy usage while making your system safer for your family!Tags: Furnace Repair, Heat Pump Maintenance, Heating Service