Temperatures in the Texas Panhandle begin to drop noticeably at night during the fall, so homeowners need to be prepared for cold fronts. You don’t want to be stuck with a faulty furnace when that happens. That’s why a furnace maintenance check is crucial right now.
Doing a furnace maintenance check before temperatures start dropping is always a good idea, because technicians get their schedules filled later in the heating season. Not checking the health of your furnace could spell trouble later on in the season, which could mean an expensive repair, complete replacement, and having to deal with uncomfortable seasonal temperatures within your home on top of that. It can also be a safety hazard for your home if your furnace is not working properly or hasn’t been inspected in awhile.
There is a checklist a technician will go through in order to properly inspect the furnace and do a “tune-up” much like an automobile mechanic will do for your vehicle. Some parts of the inspection include the following:
- Checking the proper pressure for the gas valve
- Checking the setting of the pilot if there is no electronic ignition on the furnace
- Tightening all gas connections to prevent any leaks
- Checking for proper drafting of the gases and that carbon monoxide is not present.
- Checking the condition of the heat exchanger.
There are other steps in the inspection to ensure the best health of the furnace. Your furnace might seem fine when you regularly clean the vents yourself and do a quick personal evaluation, but a technician can look for warning signs that others don’t typically see and this is where a furnace maintenance check can help diagnose an issue. An Amarillo Air Conditioning technician can make sure you’re prepared for the fall and winter months before the temperatures start to drop dramatically.
To learn more about the importance of a furnace maintenance check and even schedule one for your own Amarillo home, contact Amarillo Air Conditioning today.
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