When the winter season comes, you want to make sure that your heater is able to handle potentially big changes in temperature. Since the weather can change radically in the Greeley, CO, area, you will want to have your heater maintenance check before the winter season. Here are some of the times when you should have your heater checked.
If You Have a Heater That’s Less Than 10 Years Old
If you have a heater that is less than 10 years old, you should have your furnace checked once every year. The inspection should take place before the arrival of the winter season. This gives the HVAC technician an opportunity to make any repairs to the heater before you need to use it.
When You Have a Heater That’s More Than 10 Years Old
If your heater is more than 10 years old, you should still have it checked every year. However, older heaters will be more likely to require additional repairs. Depending on the kind of heater you have and how well it has been maintained, it may be a good idea to begin thinking about a replacement.
What Happens During a Home Heater Inspection?
During a home heater inspection, a licensed HVAC technician will check the heater and make needed adjustments, including:
- Inspect motor, bearings, and performance
- Test all electrical components
- Inspect and clean flame sensor
- Clean the burners
- Inspect flue pipe
- Inspect heat exchanger (with camera)
- Inspect air filtration (1-inch MERV 8 filter provided)
- Check temperature rise
- Inspect thermostat
- Wipe down and vacuum furnace, tighten all connections
If you want to make sure that your heater is ready for winter, then you will want to have it professionally serviced and inspected. To arrange for heater services, give A to Z Heating & Cooling a call today. We can attend to all your heating and cooling needs.