With winter almost over, now is a good time to get your furnace ready for the long spring and summer seasons. Although you probably will not be using it too much more this year, it pays to have some proactive maintenance performed. In fact, a little time and effort now will save a lot of time, money and discomfort down the line. Here is what to expect from a quality furnace inspection:
Testing of the thermostat – The brains of your furnace system, the thermostat, should be checked first to ensure that it is sending the right information to the main unit. A professional inspection will make sure the thermostat is cleaned and checked to see that it is reading an accurate temperature as well as how quickly it responds to changes in that temperature.
Checking of the main unit – Experienced furnace technicians can tell a lot about how well your furnace is operating just by listening to it. A furnace should operate quietly, so any unusual noises mean that a belt or other moving part needs to be replaced. In addition, a professional will check for any safety issues such as gas leaks or electrical problems.
Inspection of the ductwork and filters – A proper furnace inspection does not ignore the ductwork that services the system. The tech should look for crimps and leaks in the ductwork. Not only will this help ensure that the system is operating at its highest efficiency but will also identify any safety issues that might allow fumes to enter the home.
A twice yearly furnace inspection will not only help provide a comfortable environment for you and your family but also reduce monthly operating expenses and lengthen the useful life of your system. For more information or to schedule an appointment for furnace repair in Contra Costa, please visit us online at BradfordAirandHeating.com or reach us directly at 925-455-4247 (4AIR).