With fall here and winter close behind, now is the time for a furnace tune-up. This guarantees optimal performance for keeping the entire household cozy as the mercury in the thermometer drops.
A Furnace Tune-Up Honors the Warranty
For the manufacturer warranty to remain in effect, the homeowner must keep documented records of maintenance. Carefully read the warranty terms and conditions. The homeowner has a number of obligations that must be checked for the warranty to remain valid.
What Does a Tune-Up Do?
A tune-up involves a multi-point inspection, similar to one from an automotive inspection. Some points which are covered include:
- Fan speed check
- Thermostat check
- Heat pump check
- Rain shield check
- Motor and amp draw check
- Suction line temperature check
- Start and run capacitator check
- Contactors and relay check
This applies for all furnace types, including electric and gas furnaces.
You don’t need to contact a technician at the first sign of trouble. There are some DIY measures you can try before phoning a professional. First, pull out the air filter and hold it up against the light. If light fails to penetrate, you need to clean or replace it. Also, check the thermostat to be sure it’s set on “heat” and not “cool.” The setting should also not be above the current indoor temperature. Finally, check the vents in each room to be sure they’re open. If problems persist, the immediate next step is a professional tune-up.
Contact Us for an Annual Furnace Tune-Up in Pierce County
Now is the time to schedule a tune-up if you haven’t booked one since last year. Contact the pros at WestCoast Heating and Air for a professional assessment. A furnace tune-up is essential for improved indoor air quality.
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