Skipped Your Furnace Inspection? Do It Now; Add the A/C

If you skipped last fall’s furnace inspection, now’s the ideal time to check it off your to-do list. By taking care of it now, you’ll know your furnace is in optimal operating condition for next winter. If you book your A/C tune-up at the same time, you can get ahead of the spring rush, and you won’t have to worry about scheduling service as the peak of the cooling season approaches.

Following are just some of the tasks your HVAC technician will perform to ensure your furnace is operating safely, and at maximum efficiency:Skipped Your Furnace Inspection? Do It Now; Add the A/C

  • Inspecting the heat exchanger to identify damage or cracks that can allow lethal carbon monoxide to escape.

  • Lubricating the blower motor to reduce friction and extend its service life.

  • Cleaning the blower assembly, including the wheel, to ensure adequate airflow and increase its reliability.

  • Inspecting the blower belt for cracks or wear.

  • Testing for correct voltage and current on the motor.

  • Checking the system’s ventilation to ensure combustion fumes are being exhausted properly.

  • Tightening all the electrical connections, and checking all wiring for corrosion.

  • Checking the fuel lines and their connections for leaks.

  • Testing for proper burner combustion and correct gas pressure.

  • Checking the ductwork to locate and correct leaks or obstructions that can reduce airflow.

  • Testing the furnace start-up cycle and the system’s safety controls.

  • Checking the thermostat and the fan control for accuracy.

  • Cleaning or replacing the air filter.

Your technician also will take the following steps as part of your air conditioning inspection and tune-up:

  • Cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils to preserve capacity, reduce energy consumption and extend the equipment life.

  • Checking the refrigerant level and adjusting it as needed. When your system operates with too low a level, the condenser may burn out, leading to an expensive, premature replacement.

  • Inspecting and cleaning the condensate drain.

  • Checking the condenser unit to ensure it’s operating properly.

To schedule an A/C and furnace inspection in your home, contact Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We’ve served the HVAC needs of the Greater Cleveland area since 1995.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnace inspections and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

For those Do it Yourselfers who would rather take control of your own indoor comfort, you can shop our online store for replacement parts, products and accessories!    

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