Winterizing Your Air Conditioner and Performing a Pre-Season Furnace Inspection

The dog days of summer are here and turning off your air conditioner and switching to your furnace is probably the last thing on your mind. However, the dog days are the perfect time to schedule your seasonal maintenance and inspection, so that when the cold does hit you will be prepared. After all, last winter’s snow began in early April and continued well past spring break!

Seasonal furnace maintenance keeps you warm and safe.

Furnace inspections serve two critical functions: they ensure that the heater will perform efficiently, but they also inspect for any safety hazards, so they can be corrected before you need heat. To ensure that the heater will function when required, we make sure your pilot light is functioning properly, remove your burners and clean them if necessary, check and adjust your fan switch to reduce nuisance fan cycling, inspect and replace worn belts and pulleys, lubricate moving parts, check and, if necessary, calibrate your thermostat, and check that electric parts are drawing and receiving the proper voltage. A simple and inexpensive capacitor replacement can save you hundreds, if not thousands, in later repair costs. We also perform safety checks aimed at reducing the risk of fire or toxic-fume build-up including checking your heat exchanger for cracks, inspecting safety controls, ensuring that your combustion air openings and flue pipes are free of blockages, and making sure your gas lines are leak-free.

First Choice Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning wants to make sure you say safe and comfortable for the rest of the summer and through the winter season. Call us to schedule your fall service, today.

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