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What Is a Heating Tune-Up?

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We’ve been posting, blogging, and writing pretty frequently about the importance of getting your HVAC system checked either as part of a seasonal tune-up or as a member of our Be Cool Maintenance Club.

Now that the weather has changed to the cooler temps of fall (at least in the morning and evenings), you may be thinking about turning that switch on your thermostat from “Cool” to “Heat”.

Before you do that, it is equally important to know that the heating component of your HVAC system is in good working order, and is prepared not only for those cool fall nights but also in case we have another freeze like we’ve had in the past!

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At Expert Air, we install, repair, and service a wide variety of heating components that are a part of your HVAC system. a heating tune-up provides peace of mind, and can even result in cost savings because your system is working efficiently. So what does a heating tune-up include? Glad you asked!

Heating Maintenance Steps

First, we start the unit up to check essential operating efficiencies and comfort conditions.

Next, our technician will inspect the flue and diverter. This ensures safe operation, and the flue pipe is inspected for corrosion or leaks which can be dangerous.

 The pilot assembly is cleaned and adjusted, the thermocouple is checked, and the burners are cleaned and adjusted. These preventative actions save money by increasing efficiency and can provide safety and can prevent costly service calls, or having to replace your heater completely.

Here are other items that are covered during an Expert Air Heating Tune-Up:

  • Set gas manifold pressure
  • Set burner air adjustment
  • Check gas valve operation
  • Test for gas leaks
  • Check thermostat
  • Check heat anticipator
  • Check thermostat contacts
  • Check safety devices
  • Check fan control
  • Check limit control
  • Inspect heat exchanger for leaks
  • Inspect combustion changer
  • Check blower wheel
  • Check blower motor and lube
  • Check for belt tension and align
  • Check and secure all panels
  • Check air filter
  • Check furnace wiring
  • Check noise and vibration levels
  • Check for combustible materials around the furnace
  • Check for combustion air
  • Check temperature difference of supply and return air temperatures.
  • Make final operations test
  • Advise improvements if needed

We know it’s an extensive list, but having these items checked before you use your furnace regularly is important to make sure your system is operating correctly, and efficiently. Not to mention, if we have another freeze that is even close to the one we had in February of 2021, you will want to make sure your HVAC system is in its best working order it can be!

You may be thinking that you could easily do these heating-tune-up steps on your own. However, our technicians are trained to spot issues during these checks to assess if they are in need of immediate heating repair.

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Give Expert Air a call today to join the Be Cool Club or to schedule your heating tune-up in Baytown or The Woodlands area!

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