Furnace Tune-up | Air Conditioning Repair Katy
An annual furnace tune-up is recommended to keep your furnace performing optimally and efficiently. Putting off furnace maintenance affects its peak performance, costing you more for it to operate. In addition, neglecting the furnace can pose health risks to you and your family. A neglected gas furnace can potentially leak deadly carbon monoxide gases into your home. With an annual tune-up, you can be reasonably assured of a well-functioning furnace, safe to operate and performing as efficiently as is possible. An added benefit of providing annual HVAC maintenance is the reduced need for heating and air conditioning repair in Katy.
Gas furnaces produce heat through burning fossil fuels, and it is essential to ensure that the furnace’s combustion process is operating properly and efficiently. Neglecting to provide heating and air conditioning repair in Katy could eventually lead to larger problems. In the case of a gas furnace, it may even develop into a dangerous condition such as a gas leak, or the build-up of dangerous carbon monoxide inside the home. Be safe by having an annual tune-up, and provide any required heating and air conditioning repair in Katy promptly.
During a furnace tune-up, the HVAC technician will check the components of your furnace. By having a thorough, professional inspection and testing provided on the furnace, you can be confident in your furnace providing safe, peak performance throughout the cold winter months. Some of the maintenance tasks provided by your HVAC technician will include:
A thorough cleaning of the blower, ensuring it works more efficiently and safely. Cleaning prevents excessive heat buildup in the motor area. Wiring will be inspected for wear, damage or corrosion.
The motor will be cleaned of dirt and debris, assisting it in performing optimally and preventing overheating. Motors, which can be lubricated should receive oil annually. This is a special type of oil created specifically for this type of motor. Just a few drops will lubricate the motor and assist it to provide its job for many years.
The ventilation system is checked for blockage and/or leakage. Blocking may occur from leaf debris and nests from birds and squirrels for example. This includes the outside termination (exhaust) and the connections at and internal to the furnace.
Combustion Gases and/or Coils
The combustion gases of a gas furnace must be analyzed to ensure that they meet the unit’s specifications.
Heat Exchanger and Burners
The heat exchanger and burners of a gas furnace are inspected for rust and corrosion. Extensive wear can result in deadly carbon monoxide being released into the home. Burners are also inspected for proper ignition, burner flame and flame sensor. Issues with the heat exchanger and burners require prompt heating and air conditioning repair in Katy due to the risks posed to you and your family. Homes with a gas furnace or other gas appliances should always utilize carbon monoxide detectors.
In an electric furnace the heating coils are inspected for wear, damage and corrosion.
When the furnace is part of a heating and cooling system, the AC drainage is inspected for blockage and/or leakage. The condensate drain and trap are cleaned. A number of homeowners have both the heating and air conditioning inspected and tuned up simultaneously with any required heating and air conditioning repair in Katy provided at this time.
Static air pressure tests, gas pressure testing and temperature rise checks are performed as required.
An efficiently running furnace will assist in keeping the energy bill down. Homeowner’s should change the filter monthly, or as recommended by the manufacturer. Furthermore, ensure that you use the recommended filter. Using the “better” filter may result in damage to the system. By regularly changing the filter, you ensure a clean running system and will prolong the furnace’s lifespan. A clean filter and providing professional maintenance are two actions the homeowner can take to extend the longevity of your investment, while maintaining the comfort of your home.
If your system hasn’t received annual maintenance or a furnace tune-up this year, or requires heating and air conditioning repair in Katy, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule a furnace tune-up. Our certified professional HVAC technicians provide experience and expertise for the care of your furnace. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas.