Proper maintenance is very important to the life of your furnace. A well functioning heat system will run more efficiently and cost less in utilities. There are a number of tasks you can perform yourself in this regard and Adams can also help keep your furnace running at peak performance. We offer furnace inspections as well as professional tune-up and maintenance services to the general Kalamazoo, Portage area.
In addition to other services, we offer furnace safety inspections which can be very important in terms of efficiency and safety. The first step on a furnace safety check is performing a visual check of the heat exchanger; this is the heart of the furnace. If the heat exchanger has a crack or hole it has the potential of leaking carbon monoxide into the house. High levels of carbon monoxide can cause nausea, headaches and in some cases, death. If the heat exchanger is in good shape, the next step is cleaning burners, flame sensors, drain lines, oiling motors, and changing air filters. After any necessary cleaning the unit is fired and tested to make sure it is running at peak efficiency. Furnaces that are not maintained can cost up to 25% more to operate.
Adams Heating and Cooling has the knowledge and experience to service all heating units, whether they be split systems, mini splits or package units. We can also maintain any brand, including Amana, Armstrong, Arcoaire, Airease, Bryant, Bard, Goodman, Carrier, Daikin, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Trane, Tempstar, American Standard, Heil, Comfortmaker, Rheem and Lennox. Adams' technicians are trained in the different maintenance and furnace cleaning techniques for each different unit.
The best way to maintain your furnace is to replace your filters at required intervals. If your furnace is more than 25 years old you need to oil the motors annually.
Typical furnace checklist for technicians:
Check electrical contacts
Check heat exchanger for cracks or excessive rust
Clear drain lines
Clean flame sensors and burners
Check belts and oil motors if applicable
Check safety controls
Cycle unit to check for proper operation