Preventative Maintenance Service
Every furnace and air conditioner manufacturer recommends routine maintenance. The small investment in a furnace tune-up will return big rewards. Some manufacturers require proof of routine maintenance, so remember to always keep a copy of your receipts for any and all service work performed by us. With good maintenance, your air conditioner should last about 15 years. You can keep your system running efficiently with these easy tips:
Change or clean the furnace filter once a month. This is especially important during the summer when dust and allergens circulate.
Clean the outside compressor by spraying it with a hose.
Check all hose connections for leaks, and make sure the condensate tube is draining freely.
Keep plantings at least one foot away for adequate airflow around the entire unit.
Vacuum registers and air vents regularly.
Have your ductwork professionally cleaned every few years.
Keep furniture and drapes away from registers.
During the winter, keep the compressor covered and remove window air conditioners.
While you’re working around your air conditioner, be sure to shut off the power at the service panel before you start.
It’s also important to have your air conditioning system inspected by a service technician. An annual tune-up can reduce your cooling costs.
Thermal Electric’s Maintenance Service Check Points:
- Clean furnace or boiler
- Check chimney base
- Clean and check pilots
- Adjust pilot
- Check Thermocouple
- Clean burners
- Adjust burners
- Check fan belts
- Check amperage draw
- Check furnace filters
- Check safety devices
- Check heat anticipators
- Check thermostat contacts
- Check limit control
- Inspect combustion chamber
- Check blower wheel
- Check blower motor and lube
- Check furnace wiring
- Check for combustion air
- Check hot water tank
- Check gas valve operation
- Test for gas leaks
- Check humidifier
- Check electrical connections
- Inspect heat exchanger for leaks
- Check motors and oil if necessary
- Check any/all accessories
- Check and secure all panels
- Check thermostat and calibrate if necessary