During the cold month of winter your furnace is a vital part of your home. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your furnace is in good working order to provide the warmth you need when you need it.
A furnace is usually trouble-free and regular maintenance will ensure the efficient operation of your heating system. But before you turn up the heat for the winter you should have a professional technician give your furnace a winter tune up to avoid any problems down the road.
Unless you are a heating technician, servicing your furnace should be left to the professionals. A service call by a qualified heating technician is not expensive and will help your heating system last longer, saving you money in the long run.
Many furnace service technicians like Brooks Heating and Air in Georgetown offer a Precision Tune Up that involves taking your furnace apart and cleaning all the parts to ensure your furnace works properly. A precision tune up includes any or all of the following:
- checking the operation of the thermostat
- checking the programming on a programmable thermostat
- cleaning and adjusting burner assembly
- checking and adjusting the pilot light
- checking and adjusting the gas pressure
- checking for any gas leaks
- checking and cleaning the igniter / thermocouple
- checking and cleaning the flame sensor
- cleaning the blower components
- checking the temperature rise
- checking and adjusting the fan speed for proper temperature rise
- checking for carbon monoxide (CO)
- checking for proper combustion air
- oiling and lubricating the motor, bearings, etc.
- measuring the incoming voltage
- measuring the amperage on motors
- checking furnace start-up and monitoring the heat cycle
Until the end of October, Brooks Heating and Air is donating $25.00 from every precision tune-up on a furnace, fireplace or stove to the Georgetown Hospital.
Call the professionals at Brooks Heating and Air in Georgetown at 905-877-3100 to arrange for a TSSA certified technician to help you establish a seasonal maintenance schedule for your furnace. For more information, go to their web site www.brooksheatingandair.ca.