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The Steps of Heating Maintenance

Replacing a large appliance or fixture in your home is never an ideal circumstance. And unfortunately, the appliances in your home may need to be replaced well before the end of their expected lifespans if they are not properly maintained. A heating system is a great example of this. When you invest a lot of money into something like a furnace or heat pump, it’s troublesome to see it fail prematurely. But without regular maintenance visits from a trained professional, you may notice reduced efficiency, poor performance, and frequent repairs, and it’s possible that you’ll need to replace the unit far sooner than you’d expected.

Heating maintenance is a process that involves a technician visiting your home and performing a few key maintenance tasks. When you call on the expertise of a technician, like the ones at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling, you can rest easy knowing that your heating system is safe to run, unlikely to fail, and as efficient as possible.

The Process Involved in Heating Maintenance

  1. First, a technician will inspect your entire heating system from top to bottom. With inspection, a technician may alert you to any damaged parts or safety hazards that ought to be addressed as soon as possible. They’ll look for refrigerant leaks and electrical hazards in heat pumps, and check all of the safety components and vent pipes in a gas heater, among other potential trouble spots.
  2. Once your heater is all cleared of damages, or once you’ve been notified of the problem areas, a technician will begin the tune-up. Some parts may need minor adjustments that can be completed during the initial visit. For example, the flame sensor of your thermostat may require a minor adjustment. Or a bent coil in a heat pump may need to be straightened out a bit.
  3. Finally, the technician cleans some of the components that may affect heating capability when dirty. This includes the indoor and outdoor heat pump coils, which may freeze and allow for reduced efficiency when dirty. The flue pipes and flame sensor may be cleaned in a furnace as part of maintenance as well.

Ideal Services Heating & Cooling can help you to maintain your heating system with regular tune-ups when sign up for our Peak Performance Plan maintenance program, which includes yearly maintenance visits and discounts on parts and services.

Contact Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today for quality heating maintenance in Apex and the surrounding areas.

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