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Tune-up your heating system, it’s important!

Posted Aug 7, 2019

Every heating system accumulates dust and other fragments and it can affect its performance and efficiency. Not to mention, the energy bill may also get higher. A professional tune-up and cleaning ensure that all components are working properly when it’s time to turn on the heating. Find out the main benefits of a heating system tune-up:

  • System efficiency: better heating performance means lower heating costs.
  • Failures are minimized: you guarantee a nice and warm home during the wintertime.
  • The necessity of major repairs is reduced: last-minute or emergency services will cost more.
A boiler in a basement.

When to schedule a tune-up?

Although during summertime all you want to do is to be outside enjoying the great weather, it is usually the best time to think about the preventative maintenance. There are a couple of advantages that come with scheduling your maintenance during the summer:

  • During summer season companies have more availability and flexibility to get appointments, while during fall, everyone is rushing to get everything done and you may find it difficult to book the checkup.
  • You will have more time for repairs or replacements, in case you have to get something done before the temperatures drop.

What do technicians do during a tune-up?

When you have a professional technician working on your system, many steps are followed. They understand the importance of the maintenance, practice safety protocols and are able to recognize and treat issues before you can have worse problems. 

Below you can find a few tasks that a professional should do:

  • Clean the unit of dirt, dust and grime and clean the air filter.
  • Check the thermostat settings and make sure they are energy-efficient and with a comfortable temperature.
  • Inspect spark plug wires for any sign of wear and tear.
  • Check system’s specifications, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and checks all safety components.
  • Check all electrical connections, motors and controls for safety and proper function.
  • Inspect the oil connections, as well as pressure and burner combustion.
  • Check vents, drafts and flues for leaks. 
  • Perform safety inspection of the heat exchanger. 
  • Check the hydronic system for leaks. 
  • Test for airflow. 
  • Check the condensate drain (if the system also includes central air or features a condensing heat system).

At Milani, we have the best team of technicians to help to maintain your heating system properly and efficiently. Schedule a visit! 

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