Long Island Annual Heating Tune-Ups
As the seasons change, a heating system tune-up is a smart way to greet the cold weather season and avoid possible problems later. So, what does an annual heating tune-up entail? At Tragar Home Services, your Long Island heating and cooling company we will ensure your heating system is working efficiently so it can save you money in the long run.
Home Heating Systems
Home heating systems, also called HVAC systems, typically have three parts. First, a sensor, usually called a thermostat, measures the air temperature in the building. Drops in temperature trigger combustion in the heater. Then the heat is distributed, either through a blower circulating it through ductwork or heating baseboards or radiators.
A Home Heating System Tune-Up Typically Includes:
- Checking the pilot light/ignition and cleaning it if needed
- Measuring voltage and motor current
- Checking the burner flame
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Checking the combustion chamber/heat exchanger
- Examining all oil or gas connections and pressure
- Cleaning and tightening electrical connections
- Inspecting the condensation drain
- Checking any belts
- Testing the oil pump
- Inspecting the vent pipe
- Checking the operational control sequence
- Other items as needed for the system
Why Get a Fall Heating Tune-Up?
An HVAC fall tune-up protects you and your home. Proper maintenance keeps it working safely, preventing fires and emission problems. Many furnace warranties also require regular maintenance so if you neglect a fall tune-up, it can void your warranty.
Homeowners are often motivated to schedule fall heating maintenance to avoid a breakdown during the winter when it could lead to frozen pipes and worse problems. Winter heating and furnace problems commonly occur on the coldest days when the furnace is working the hardest.
Heating system tune-ups can even delay replacement of your current furnace. A report from the U.S. Department of Energy said:
“proper maintenance extends the life of your furnace or boiler and saves you money.”
Since a new heating system costs thousands of dollars, the low cost of a fall tune-up is money well spent. And, of course, regular maintenance helps your heating system maintain its energy efficiency. EnergyStar.gov reports that 46% of a home’s energy costs are for heating and cooling so the more efficiently those systems run, the better.
Tragar’s fall heating system maintenance will keep your home safe, warm and energy efficient. Schedule a tune-up now for peace of mind this winter. Call us now at 516-221-2559 or fill out our contact form.