What Happens During a Fall Heater Tune-up?
You get a lot for your money when you schedule a fall tune-up for your heating system! Most people don’t realize what goes into them.
Here is a short list of all the services a Dalton Air Conditioning & Heating technician typically performs during the tune-up process.
During this step, your technician ensures that your thermostat is operating properly, and we inspect the settings to optimize both your comfort and energy efficiency.
Ideally, you should be able to set your thermostat and get comfortable without adjusting the temperature much. If you’re constantly having to adjust the dial, it’s a sign your thermostat isn’t working as well as it could be.
Air filters play such a vital role in the function of your HVAC system, but it can be difficult to keep up with them. During our Fall Tune-Up, we will inspect your air filters, and assist you with getting on a schedule to change them often. Better yet, if you join our Comfort Tune VIP Program, we will provide and replace your air filters every 4 months!
Inspect the Pilot Light
Our technicians inspect the pilot light to ensure it is free from debris buildup. We also check to ensure the light is burning with a steady, blue flame. If our technician finds that any component needs to be replaced, we will provide you with an estimate to do that repair on the spot!
Inspect the Burners
We inspect the burner assembly for any blockages or corrosion. If you’re part of our Comfort Tune VIP program, we also clean them to improve combustion efficiency.
Examine the Heat Exchanger
We inspect your heat exchanger for cracks, corrosion, or other signs of wear. This step is extremely important since a damaged heat exchanger is a safety hazard that requires immediate attention. Better to catch it now, before you fire up your heater, than to find out later when tragedy strikes.
Check and Adjust the Fan
We verify the fan is operating correctly and adjust the fan settings to optimize heating and distribution.
Check Electrical Components
Our technicians check each of the wires for signs of wear or damage. We also tighten loose connections to prevent electrical issues.
Lubricate Moving Parts
A heater is just like a car in some ways: it has moving parts, and if they aren’t properly lubricated they can seize up. We replace lubricants to eliminate friction and wear on bearings and motors.
Test Safety Controls
We check all the limit switches and shut-off mechanisms to ensure they are functioning as intended.
Check Gas Connections
We look for any signs of leaks and ensure gas pressure is at a consistent and correct level.
Check System Cycling
We test the overall system cycling to ensure it starts, operates, and shuts off properly.
All This for So Little!
A fall tune-up is relatively inexpensive, and you receive a great deal of value for your money, as you can see.
Plus, if we catch any problems in your system, it is usually far less expensive to fix them now, while the issue is relatively small. Have you scheduled your fall tune-up yet? If you haven’t, click here to schedule services.