We focus on keeping cool here in Texas. But, when temperatures dip it’s a bad time to find out your furnace needs service. That’s why it makes sense to get an annual system checkup. Watch what happens when Absolute Comfort comes to inspect a typical home furnace.
A lot of folks notice that their heating system is not performing the way that they’ve experienced in the past. Or it’s a lack of comfort. And that’s a telling sign for a homeowner that it needs to be serviced.
We mostly generally start at the thermostat. You want to make sure all the connections are tight, batteries are correct, and as well as there’s no corrosion on the battery connections.
Then check the duct system to make sure there’s no leakage. And then we take and look at the obvious signs such as cleanliness of the evaporator coil, the blower wheel, the burner tray, the heat exchanger. And once those are determined, then we look at flue pumps, make sure they’re drafting properly. And then check for flame roll outs, safety controls.
We use the state-of-the-art amp meters, digital volt meters. And we check capacitors. We check the blower motor and throttles. We check low voltage circuitry on the gas valve, make sure it’s burning properly.
We take and use this manometer to check the static pressure. That basically gives us a reading on the supply and the return. If there’s any excess amount of pressure on the system because each and every one of those systems was designed to run half inch of static pressure. If it’s larger than that, the unit is running very inefficiently.
Our goal is to get the efficiency to where the manufacturer specs are. Basically what he’s doing is checking the return air. Make sure there’s no air that’s being leaked into the attic so that the air conditioning fee that we’re paying for is not escaping into the attic or collecting any dirt or debris from the attic into the air system.
If there’s a serious problem with the furnace, we want the homeowner not to operate the furnace until it’s corrected. If it is a minor problem then we’ll schedule them fairly quickly, in the next day or so, and solve the problem.
If you’re serviced on a routine basis, twice a year, you can get 15, 20, 25 years out of a furnace.
Regular inspections are vital to a healthy furnace. Keep the absolute comfort of your home intact with the help from Absolute Comfort Air. For homeshowradio.com, I’m–