Why Maintaining Your Furnace May Be More Important Than You Think?
For many of us, we might not give much thought to a furnace if it is doing the job, and everything seems to be working as it is supposed to – we might only give it any attention if something goes wrong. But much like a motor vehicle, maintaining a furnace will extend its lifetime, as well as prevent it from breaking down completely at some point. In addition, regular tune-ups will ensure that your furnace is running efficiently and cost-effectively. The staff at Velocity Mechanical, LLC are ready to assist you in any way regarding questions about furnace repairs and furnace tune ups in Gilbert AZ. We have many years of experience, and can service all brands and types of furnace system.
What does a furnace tune up involve?
An experienced technician will give the furnace and ducts a thorough visual check in order to identify any signs of excessive wear or damage. Then he or she will clean any parts that need cleaning, as well as carry out a complete lubrication. The technician will also check the pilot and gas pressure of the furnace, and make any adjustments needed for optimum performance, as well as check voltages in electrical circuits. Finally, any filters in need of replacement will be replaced, and a written assessment will be provided to the customer.
Maintaining your system saves energy and money
A badly maintained furnace can cost you extra money, as it will not be running at optimum efficiency. Leaking ducts, clogged pipes and unlubricated moving parts can cause a system to require more energy. A sudden increase in energy usage, reflected by higher energy bills, can indicate that there may be an issue with the furnace which needs addressing.
Regular maintenance increases safety
A poorly maintained furnace can, in the worst case, pose a safety risk due to carbon monoxide leakage. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which can cause dizziness, headaches, nausea and even death, and any risk of exposure should be taken seriously. A furnace inspection can reveal carbon monoxide leaks. Ask your technician for advice regarding installing a carbon monoxide detector in the furnace room, and in other rooms in the building.
Choosing the right technician
Choosing a certified technician is important, both due to safety issues, and in regard to insurance. A certified professional will have undergone the necessary training required for maintaining and repairing heating equipment, and will know how to correctly carry out a complete tune up. Ask your contractor to provide a copy of their insurance, showing its liability coverage.
Velocity Mechanical, LLC is a trusted company with years of experience, and a good choice for doing your furnace tune up in Gilbert AZ. Feel free to contact us regarding any aspect of furnace maintenance, either through our Website, or by calling us at (480) 688-7078.