If You Haven’t Scheduled Preventive Maintenance, You Can’t Be Sure Your Furnace Is Up To The Task Of Another Illinois Winter

Posted On: December 12, 2011

If you haven’t scheduled a precision tune-up on your furnace yet, you might want to do it now, before the cold weather arrives. By making sure that your furnace is in proper working condition, you will greatly reduce the chance that you’ll have trouble with it this winter. The last thing you want is to have your system break down in the dead of winter.

A professionally administered furnace precision tune-up will take into account the following elements:

  • Electrical Connections: If your system has any faulty electrical connections, it can lead to serious operational problems. A professional HVAC technician can find and fix any electrical problems in your unit.
  • Thermostat Settings: Maintaining the proper thermostat settings this winter will keep your furnace working at its maximum efficiency.
  • Lubrication of System Parts: All moving parts in your furnace need to be properly lubricated. Without enough lubrication, too much friction will be present in your system. This friction will force your system to work harder and increase the amount of energy consumed by your furnace.
  • Blower Components: Systems with airflow problems have a 15 percent reduction in efficiency.
  • Gas/Oil connections: It’s important that your gas/oil connections are in good condition. Leaking gas/oil can lead to health problems and is also a fire hazard.
  • Condition of burner or heat exchanger: These two components must be in proper working condition. During a furnace precision tune-up, a professional should thoroughly inspect these areas to ensure your system will operate correctly this winter.
  • Air filters: Changing your air filter on a regular basis is extremely important to your home’s indoor air quality, as well as to the air flow in your system. If you haven’t checked it in a while, do so immediately.

Professional furnace precision tune-ups will give you peace of mind in knowing that your home will stay warm all winter long. With a properly working furnace, you can produce optimal levels of comfort at an affordable price.

Contact the experts at Ernst Heating & Coolingtoday and let us take a look at your system. We’ll be more than happy to assist you with all of your home comfort needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offersand get started today!      

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