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What is Furnace Maintenance and Why Is It Necessary?

Furnace maintenance is the process of maintaining or preserving the integrity of your furnace. From something as simple as checking your filters to more complicated procedures such as motor inspection. At Legacy Heating and Cooling, our technicians are trained to inspect all aspects of your furnace to make sure it is always running at its best and catch issues before they become an expensive problem. A furnace is a serious investment, like your car, and should be serviced as such. We recommend booking an annual inspection once a year in the fall months. We recommend fall because your unit has been dormant for months and you'll be relying on it heavily in the upcoming months. It's important to know before it's too late, that it's up to the task.

What Does Preventative Maintenance Include?

At Legacy Heating and Cooling, it's important to us that the furnace is in top shape so that we can sleep at night knowing your family is warm and safe. During a preventative maintenance appointment, our technicians will come to your home and do the following:

  • Change or clean your air filters
  • Calibrate your thermostat
  • Check for any gas leaks
  • Perform a carbon monoxide test
  • Clean your burners
  • Clean your blowers
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Check your pilot light
  • And more

What Does a Full, Annual Inspection Include?

Annual inspections are important because, in Edmonton, Alberta, we are heavily reliant on our furnaces for a large part of the year. If a problem arises in the winter months and you're not prepared, there is an endless list of complications this could bring into your life including complications to your health. At Legacy Heating and Cooling, our trained technicians follow a detailed list to make sure EVERYTHING is checked so that you don't have to worry.

Here is a list of important tasks that are mandatory for your HVAC technician to perform during the inspection:

  • Adjust, clean and assemble the pilot light, if necessary.
  • Inspect the gas lines for possible gas leaks or manifold pressure and correcting them.
  • Looking for clogs in the combustion blower.
  • Inspecting, cleaning and verifying the ignition system is working correctly.
  • Inspecting the control box to ensure the wiring and connections are intact.
  • Removing, cleaning and adjusting the burners and burner assembly.
  • Listening for any abnormal sounds from your furnace.
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger and elements for cracks or deterioration.
  • Cleaning the fan switch and adjusting it to ensure proper cycles.
  • Inspecting the flue pipe for leaks, corrosion, proper attachment and dislocated sections.
  • Inspecting the combustion air openings for blockages or restrictions.
  • Recording data about the performance and temperature of your furnace.
  • Securing loose panels.
  • Inspecting pulleys and belts for cracks or defects then adjusting or recording the need for replacement.
  • Lubricating bearings and motors.
  • Replacing dirty or damaged filters.
  • Examining and recording amperage of all necessary motors.
  • Inspecting and calibrating the thermostat.
  • Checking vents to ensure they're working properly.

At the end of the inspection, your technician will review all of the data they have collected with you and inform you about any repairs you may need to do. Sometimes these recommendations may seem like frivolous expenses, but keeping up on them will prevent bigger expenses down the road. It is important that all recommended repairs are done by a certified HVAC specialist. Not just for safety purposes but you also risk voiding the warranty on your furnace.

What Are the Benefits of Up-to-date Furnace Maintenance?

  • Save Money. When your unit is operating at peak efficiency, it will take less energy for it to fulfill the needs of your household. Less energy means low-value monthly bills! 
  • Reliability. When you regularly maintain your furnace, you won't have to worry about unexpected breakdowns and repairs as your technician will always keep you up to date on repair projections and services.
  • Longevity. Just like any machine, the better you take care of it, the longer it will run. Get the most out of your furnace by taking care of it's routine maintenance.
  • Warranty validity. Trying to service your own furnace will most likely void your warranty. Hiring our certified HVAC technicians protects that warranty, which in the end protects your investment. 

Contact us today to schedule your Furnace Maintenance.

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