Don’t Turn On Your System Without a Fall Furnace Check Up

Don't Turn On Your System Without a Fall Furnace Check UpRegardless of the temperature outside today in Peachtree City, fall is just around the corner. That means the end to soaking up rays and the beginning of staying indoors where it is warm. Before you turn your furnace on for the first time this heating season, it is a good idea to get a fall furnace check up.

A fall furnace check up, done by a qualified professional, will keep your heating system running at peak efficiency and may prevent expensive repairs later, when you need your heat the most. Here is what you can expect your heating technician to do during your tune up visit.

  • Change the air filters – If the air filters on your furnace have become clogged with dust and other debris, your furnace can not pull in enough sir to burn efficiently.
  • Check and clean electrical connections – This not only helps your furnace to run at peak efficiency, it decreases the chances of a fire.
  • Clean and lube fans and other moving parts – As with any machine, if the moving parts of your furnace are not oiled properly it will cause undo wear and tear and eventually lead to a repair bill.
  • Check thermostat for accuracy – If your thermostat does not accurately convey the actual temperature in your home, the furnace may run too frequently or not enough.
  • Clean and seal duct work – Dirty or leaky air ducts will prevent the efficient transfer of heated air to the various rooms in your home.
  • Bleed radiators – If you home uses radiators instead of forced air, you technician will bleed them to release any air pockets that may have built up during the off season.
  • Check the fuel line – Detect and remove any blockages in the fuel line that may prevent the easy flow of fuel into your furnace.

Contact us at Powers Heating and Air to schedule your fall furnace tune up or to address any of your other heating or cooling needs. We are a family owned and operated company serving the heating and cooling needs of the folks in Peachtree City and the surrounding areas.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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