Let us help you keep your heating system operating reliably and efficiently with our heating system tune-up services. Our boiler and furnace tune-ups include a system airflow analysis, a combustion and draft analysis and a system efficiency test. Aprilaire customers click here for a printable coupon to save $25 off a Fall System Tune Up.
Our furnace tune-ups always include four parts. Our Chicago HVAC technicians will perform any routine maintenance and furnace cleaning services, examine the system airflow and test and check combustion and flue or chimney drafts. We will also perform a heating system efficiency test.
Our routine furnace maintenance services include inspecting and cleaning all of the moving parts of your furnace, including the burners, ignitors and combustion chamber. We will remove any dust or debris from around your furnace, and we will change the air filter. Our HVAC technicians will also check to make sure that your furnace is receiving the proper electrical current and/or gas flow, and we will check the settings on your thermostat. If any problems are found during the furnace inspection and maintenance, our technicians will explain the findings to you and give you the options of having the repairs performed immediately or at a later date.
Analyzing the airflow through your heating system is vital to understanding how well it operates. If the airflow is low, your system is not receiving enough air, which causes it to work harder. You may even notice stuffy or exceptionally cool rooms even when your furnace is running. Low air flow increases your heating bills and causes premature wear and tear on the internal parts of your heating system.
If our HVAC technicians notice insufficient air flow, they will perform further tests to identify the causes of the problem. A few common causes of low air flow include dirty or blocked air ducts, air leaks and clogged filters.
Improper fuel combustion and backdrafts can lead to serious health consequences, especially if your furnace operates on gas. Incomplete combustion combined with an improperly functioning chimney or flue may allow carbon monoxide and other exhaust gasses into your building. A combustion and flue draft analysis determines the efficiency of your combustion chamber and determines if you are experiencing any backdrafts that could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Heating System Efficiency Testing
The compilation of our comprehensive furnace inspection, routine maintenance services, airflow analysis and combustion and flue draft testing allows us to give your furnace an efficiency score. If your furnace has a good efficiency score, you will continue to see low heating bills. If it’s efficiency isn’t what it should be, we may recommend repairs, including a complete furnace cleaning, duct sealing and cleaning and frequent air filter changes to try and improve its efficiency. If your furnace is old, you may want to consider installing a more energy-efficient model.