Does Your Furnace or Air Conditioner Need A Tune Up?
If your utility bill is increasing abnormally, your furnace or A/C is probably not operating at its peak performance level. If any of these problems are found, you should give us a call for a tune-up. Keeping your equipment maintained will save 15% to 20% per year on utility bills.
1. Remove furnace front panels. Turn on your furnace, observe the color of flame. If flame is varied orange and yellow in color the gas section is not operating properly. This could be caused by improper gas pressure adjustment, dirty burners, or dirty or plugged orifices.
- Service extends heat exchanger life span and improves combustion for cleaner flue gas discharge.
- Avoids high levels of carbon monoxide. (Saves energy costs)
2. Observe area around the blower motor assembly, if this area is dirty it should be removed, cleaned & lubricated to provide proper air flow noise.
- Restores proper air flow and lowers air flow noise.
- Reduces bearing wear.
- Maintains proper amperage.
- Saves energy costs.
3. Does your furnace cycle on and off more frequently than normal? Your thermostat may be out of calibration causing excessive temperature swings, your filters may be excessively dirty or need to be replaced.
- Adjust thermostat calibration.
- Clean filters lower energy usage and extends equipment life.
4. During cooling operation does your house take longer to cool than normal?
- Check filters to be sure they are clean.
- Check indoor coil for dirt and mold.
- Dirty filters cause low air flow and increased energy usage.
- Dirty coil increases energy bill and promotes bacterial growth.
5. Check your outdoor condenser unit to make sure any leaves, grass, or debris is not blocking air flow through the coils.
- Check condenser coils for dirt and oily film, clean if necessary.
- Coil blockage or restriction causes increased energy usage and increases the likelihood of an expensive service repair.
- Service lowers energy usage.
- Cover condensing unit during winter months to maintain cleanliness.