Heating System Maintenance

Regular maintenance to your heating system is recommended by HVAC contractors, because of what it can do for your unit in the long run. An “check-up” before and after the cold winter season will make certain that your central heating system is working at the highest level possible, efficiently and for the longest possible time. Most heating maintenance falls within one of general categories, the unit itself or the system.

The Ducts

With all forced air units, regardless of fuel source, there are ducts throughout the property that deliver the warmed air to different areas of the home. Appropriate heating maintenance calls for your ducts to be checked for any of the following: crimps, leaks or other issues that could reduce the flow of air and thus slowing the efficient operation of the system.

With a gas furnace system, there is another set of ducts that draws air for combustion then exhausts the gases throughout the home. Again, maintenance will ensure inflow is unrestricted so your system performs at maximum efficiency. However it is of the highest importance that your maintenance technician checks for any leakage of exhaust gases, because unchecked gas leaks can be potentially fatal. A thorough checking of every connection in the system should be done for the safety of your family.

The Heating Unit

Maintenance of the actual heating unit begins with the thermostat. Ensure that it does, in fact, control the unit. If not replacing the thermostat is usually necessary and will fix the problem. Secondly, all electrical and gas connections should be checked to be sure that all are secure. Using some sort of soap and water mix, clean all gas connections to ensure that there is no leakage. Lastly, all worn or dirty filters should be replaced and your heating maintenance is complete.

 

 

 

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