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Heating System Inspection Checklist

Written on: September 20, 2021

A little work now keeps you comfortable later!

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As fall arrives and we swap out our shorts for sweaters and iced tea for apple cider, there is one thing that has to be done before it’s time to turn on the furnace or boiler in your greater Concord home.

You need to contact Johnny Prescott to schedule an annual maintenance tune-up for your home’s heating system.

An annual tune-up is essential for a few reasons. First, our trained and experienced service technicians will clean and lubricate the parts of your furnace or boiler. This helps your heating system run at its peak efficiency, which can save you 10% or more on your heating costs this winter. Considering the way prices of everything are going up lately, those savings will come in handy!

Our technicians also perform a thorough, top-to-bottom inspection of your furnace or boiler. This also helps you save money because we can spot and fix problems before they become bigger and cause breakdowns, no-heat emergencies, and bigger repair bills.

What is done during a heating system inspection?

Here are the basics of what is checked during an inspection of your boiler or furnace.

The heat exchanger. A heat exchanger s a device that allows the passage of heat from a solid item to a fluid or one liquid to another without physically touching them. If your heat exchanger is performing poorly, the amount of heat produced by your HVAC system will be reduced, and it will operate less efficiently than it should, resulting in increased energy costs. Sometimes, a heat exchanger can simply be cleaned. A failed or cracked heat exchanger, on the other hand, can be quite hazardous since it allows carbon monoxide to build up inside your house (one of the many reasons why having an annual heating system inspection is so crucial).

The air filter. A clogged air filter causes your heating system to work overtime in order to maintain a constant temperature. The result will be not only inefficiency problems, but also preventable heating system repairs. A blocked air filter can even cause a heating system failure in extreme situations.

The thermostat.  A technician will check that the thermostat is operational and record the proper room temperature before starting the furnace or boiler for testing. They should then test-start the furnace and make sure it responds to re-setting your thermostat.
Gas. Flue gas samples should be collected by your technician to determine the efficiency level of your system, smoke concentration, oxygen count, and temperature consistency.

Other tasks. These include:

Be ready for Old Man Winter. Get your furnace or boiler a maintenance tune-up from Johnny Prescott. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.