What Happens During a Furnace Tune-UP?

Every year, you should have your furnace inspected and service by a professional. Why?

As your furnace ages, it starts to lose a certain degree of efficiency. Each year, rust, dirt, and other contaminants build up on the machine and cause issues for the moving parts of your furnace. Forced air furnaces aren’t particularly complicated machines, but they do require all of the parts to be running smoothly. The most important pieces of your furnace are as follows:

  • Pilot Flame
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Filter
  • Ductwork

The pilot flame is the fire that actually heats the air to the temperature you need. It should always appear blue — a yellow pilot flame means there’s a problem, possibly a contaminant in the fuel line.

The heat exchanger needs to be fully intact, as a cracked heat exchanger can pose serious risk to the machine as well as a carbon monoxide safety risk to your home.

Filters should be regularly replaced, either by you or an HVAC professional. Clogged filters make your furnace have to work harder in order to deliver insufficient heating. Dirt, dust, pet dander, and other contaminants can cause your furnace to lose efficiency. Over time, these ventilation issues can cause your indoor air quality to suffer, causing allergies, asthma, and other illness.

Your ductwork should also be regularly cleaned, as dirt, mold, and even infestations in your ductwork can pose a threat to your home’s health.

In the video above, you’ll see an explanation of two of the most critical steps in any furnace maintenance:

  • Filter Replacement
  • Check for Carbon Monoxide Leaks

If you have an older furnace, call Outstanding for a furnace inspection and furnace maintenance today. Keeping your heating equipment in shape and keeping your home safe go hand in hand. The heating experts at Outstanding are available to schedule anytime, so call now!

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