Your furnace is going to be in full use now that the cold, Portland winter is here. The last thing that you want to have occur is a furnace break down when you need it most. This is why you should contact a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) contractor to perform a precision tune-up on your furnace now, so you can rest assured it’ll be ready to work hard for you all winter.
Here at Roth Home & Cooling, we perform a precision tune-up that will have your furnace working optimally and efficiently all winter long. Among the services that our precision tune-up includes are:
- Cleaning: One of our professional technicians will perform a thorough cleaning of your furnace’s combustion chamber, removing any carbon soot, dirt, and debris. Your technician also should search for any holes or corrosion within the chamber, and thoroughly clean all other furnace components, as needed.
- Inspection: Your technician will check out the flue pipe to ensure there are no holes or corrosion, which can cause carbon monoxide to leak out. Your technician also should check the barometric damper to determine whether it’s moderating the chimney draw properly, and inspect the furnace blower, which is the component that moves warm air from the furnace to your home.
- Filter replacement: Your technician should replace the oil filter, which keeps the oil-burner nozzle from becoming clogged by dirt and debris. Without the filter, the system could misfire and shut down. Additionally, your technician should offer to change your air filter in order to keep your home’s air quality high. Let your technician know, however, if you have recently changed your air filter. You might not need a new one quite yet.
- Testing efficiency: Using a combustion analyzer, your technician will calculate your furnace’s efficiency by measuring the gasses in the exhaust flue, and also should check the flame’s color to ensure that the combustion process is stable and complete.
Additionally, your technician will lubricate any moving parts and test whether your thermostat is operating correctly.
For more information, or to schedule a precision tune-up for your furnace before winter sets in, contact the experts at Roth Home & Cooling. We’ve proudly served residents from Vancouver to Salem and Portland to Bend for more than 35 years, and can help you with all of your home-comfort needs.