“Maintenance” can be a very general term. When it comes to performing heating maintenance in Havertown, you may envision a technician with a flashlight completing a quick once-over of your system. The truth is, a number of tasks are performed during a maintenance visit, which is part of the reason it is so worthwhile to schedule maintenance for your heating system. Let the professionals at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., get your heating system in great shape for this winter – call us today!
Steps of Heating Maintenance
Here is a general overview of what to expect when your technician arrives to perform routine maintenance:
The first step your technician will take is to thoroughly inspect your system. This allows the technician to check for dirt and dust build-up, debris, and any other visible problems.
Cleaning and Adjusting
A number of components will need cleaning and adjusting, such as the burner assembly, ignition/pilot assembly, fan assembly, blower motor and drive mechanism. The firebox will be vacuumed along with any soot buildup. The air filter will be changed if needed.
Electrical components will be checked and tested for amperage, and safety controls and gas pressure will be tested and adjusted if needed. The flue gas drafting will be inspected and tested, too.
All fan motors and moving parts will be lubricated.
Benefits of Performing Maintenance
There are several benefits you can gain from heating maintenance:
- Prevents repairs – the thorough inspection conducted by your technician allows he/she to detect any existing or developing problems and to repair them before they can become large and possibly expensive.
- Increases energy efficiency – a heating system that is dirty and worn will not run well, and as a result, will need more energy to achieve the set temperature. Maintenance helps your system to run optimally, so it doesn’t need extra energy to operate.
- Extends life of the system – a system that runs for a long period of time under stress can prematurely age; maintenance keeps your system in good working order so that it doesn’t operate under stressful conditions.
It’s recommended that you schedule heating maintenance at least once a year. Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., and schedule heating maintenance in Havertown today!