Furnace manufacturers recommend annual furnace inspections. Your warranty may state that damage to your unit caused by improper maintenance isn’t covered. Does this mean that an annual furnace check-up is really required, or the warranty is voided? Probably not, but it’s recommended.
What Do Annual Furnace Inspections Entail?
When hiring a heating contractor to do a tune-up on your furnace, ask them what they’ll be doing. Included below is a list that different furnace manufacturers recommend owners have performed annually by a qualified heating technician:
- Check the vent system for blockage or leakage.
- Analyze combustion gases and compare to the unit specifications.
- Check the blower access door to make sure it has a tight seal at the furnace.
- Check the fresh air intake grills and louvers for blockage.
- Inspect the heat exchanger for rust and corrosion.
- Check the burners for proper ignition, burner flame and flame sense.
- Check the drainage system for blockage or leakage. This includes the hoses internal to the furnace.
- Check the blower wheel for debris and clean it if necessary.
- Conduct an amp-draw test on the blower motor and compare with what is listed.
- Check the wiring for corrosion and damage.
- Check the filters.
Do I Really Need To Pay Every Year For A Professional To Do This?
Keep in mind, this isn’t just about safety; it’s also about preventative maintenance. Catching a problem before your furnace quits working in the middle of the night is less expensive by far than getting an annual checkup. Nordstrom Heating & Air can check your furnace at your convenience. Our professionals can also inspect your heat pump. Contact us today with all your heating and cooling system needs.
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