Your Heater is an important part of your Climate Control Equipment. It’s important to have them checked yearly for safety reasons, Peace of Mind, and for proper function.

It’s also the control and airflow center for your Air Conditioning system.

Furnace Tune-up Checklist

1. Inspect, test controls and safety mechanisms :

Safety controls are designed to shut down equipment when unsafe conditions are detected in order to prevent fires, gas leaks and other dangerous situations as well as to protect the equipment from catastrophic failure. Testing these controls helps to keep a safe operation of your equipment.

2. Measure amperage and voltage of blower :

Improper voltage and amp draw increase operating costs and can shorten the life of the system components.

3. Measure and record temperatures and system performance factors :

Checking temperature data can indicate potential problems and help prevent equipment breakdown.

4. Check and adjust fan switch, pilot and pilot assembly :

An improperly adjusted fan switch and/or pilot assembly can result in excess energy usage and equipment malfunction.

5. Inspect and clean burners as needed :

Dirty burners can cause improper combustion reducing equipment life and increasing energy usage.

6. Inspect heat exchanger for deterioration and cracks :

Heat exchangers can deteriorate and develop cracks with age. These cracks can result in dangerous carbon monoxide leakage.

7. Measure and record carbon monoxide levels :

High levels of carbon monoxide can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Testing ensures proper emission levels and can help to identify heat exchanger cracks not detectable through inspection alone.

8. Inspect furnace gas line and flue pipe for possible leaks :

This ensures proper exhaustion of toxic gases and fumes.

9. Inspect thermostat :

Ensures that the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.

10. Check & clean air filter/replace customer supplied air filter :

Restricted filters reduces airflow, which can cause breakdowns. It can also result in dirt and other filtered residue cycling back into your home. We’ll replace customer supplied air filter located in standard location.

11. Conduct overall system assessment :

This includes items such as general system configuration and ductwork/heating pipes to check for wear, damage, improper installation and other potential issues.

12. Review findings, make recommendations and discuss any concerns :

It's important that you understand the condition of your heating and cooling equipment including items that may pose either immediate or future risks. You should also understand your options regarding home comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Your Technician will review findings and provide recommendations.