An oil furnace will lose efficiency quickly when the annual service is overlooked and will eventually start emitting soot dust. Clogged filters and nozzles will cause higher oil usage to heat your home and eventually cause breakdowns. Gas heaters can appear much cleaner to an untrained eye, but still need an annual service to keep the burners clean and the moving parts lubed.
An annual servicing, or “tune-up”, helps keep your heater running at peak efficiency. Our technicians will check the operations of safety controls, motors, and the flame sensing system. We will change filters, clean up soot, dirt and grime, and perform a combustion analysis and efficiency test. Often, with our combustion analysis kit, we can have your heater running better than it ever has.
Heater efficiency can easily be translated to money. If your system is running at 70% and could be running around 84%... that’s 14% of the cost to operate your heater wasted instead of keeping you warm. Tune-ups help find small problems before they become middle of the winter, late night, big problems.
Our tune-ups are a full system servicing. Be wary of some companies who offer cheap “Heater check-ups”. A lot of times they are nothing more than a quick filter change and glance over to see if they can find a cracked heat exchanger or another way to sell you a new furnace or boiler. A good tune-up should take about an hour to complete and when its done your heating system should be spotless inside and out.
Do you remember the last time you had your car serviced? Now when’s the last time you serviced the furnace?
Call Focus HVAC today to schedule a heating system tune-up. 856-344-2027