You should schedule furnace maintenance every fall before you turn on your heater. Doing so will help keep the system operating reliably, efficiently, and safely. It’s also required for your furnace warranty to be valid. What exactly does a technician do when performing furnace maintenance?
Clean Your Furnace
The technician will clean the inside of your furnace by vacuuming out dust, dirt, and debris. The components they clean include the furnace cabinet, the flame sensor, and the blower motor. This helps your furnace operate efficiently. If the flame sensor gets too dirty, this can prevent your furnace from turning on.
Check for Gas Leaks
Gas leaking from your furnace or the gas line leading to it is a safety hazard. The technician will inspect the gas line and furnace to ensure there are no gas leaks. They’ll also check the flue draft and combustion.
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Test Safety Controls
The technician will test all safety controls to make sure they’re in proper working order. Your furnace has various safety controls that will turn off the heater if there’s a problem.
Tighten Loose Electrical Connections
Electrical connections can become loose over time. The technician will inspect all the electrical connections and tighten them as needed.
Inspect Heat Exchanger
There’s a heat exchanger in your furnace that prevents carbon monoxide from entering your home. The technician will inspect the heat exchanger to make sure it isn’t cracked or broken. The heat exchanger is the most important safety feature in your furnace.
Inspect Condensate Line and Clear
Highly efficient furnaces have a condensate line that drains away moisture. The line can get clogged, so the technician will inspect it and clean it out if necessary.
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