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Furnace Cleaning and Check

We all do our best to take care of the things that matter. Giving your furnace a tune up (clean and check) once a year is the best way to ensure that unexpected furnace breakdowns don’t happen. Most breakdowns can be linked to a poorly maintained system. Lack of furnace maintenance can actually lead to higher energy bills.

FURNACE CLEANING CHECKLIST

  • Clean furnace & check filter
  • Clean & adjust burners
  • Check furnace chimney base
  • Inspect & adjust pilot assembly
  • Check Thermocouple
  • Check heat anticipators
  • Check fan belts
  • Check amperage draw
  • Check gas safety devices
  • Check furnace wiring
  • Check thermostat contacts
  • Check limit control
  • Inspect & Verify Pressure switch control
  • Check blower wheel & lube if necessary
  • Check for proper combustion airflow
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check gas valve operation & test for leaks
  • Check humidifier & other accessories
  • Inspect heat exchanger integrity
  • Check and secure all panels
  • Avoid Breakdowns:

    Furnace breakdowns can actually be attributed to a lack of regular maintenance. If you want to avoid the cost of inconvenient breakdowns that cost you time and money, Call AirMaxx Heating and Air Conditioning Services Inc. today for your Furnace Clean & Check.

  • Control Your Budget:

    You are now able to budget for your foreseeable furnace repair needs, versus incurring costly unexpected system failures.

  • Save Money:

    A properly maintained system saves you money, plain and simple – reducing furnace breakdowns and offering peace of mind. Also, routinely changing your furnace filter helps keep your system clean and running smoothly.

  • Maximize System Performance:

    A clean furnace doesn’t have to work as hard to get the job done.  If your furnace is too dirty it may not perform as it was designed. Not only is the furnace working harder, but it is wasting money by needing more energy to do the same job.

  • Extend System Life:

    Just like us, if you take care of your furnace & air conditioner, it will last longer. AirMaxx Heating and Air Conditioning Services Inc. will keep your furnace running in tip top shape and keep you comfortable for years to come.

Our knowledgeable service technicians are here to provide you with peace of mind for your furnace cleaning and diagnostic needs. See what our furnace diagnostic checklist entails.

IMPORTANT FURNACE TERMINOLOGY

Modulating Gas Furnace

Provides superior comfort over traditional single stage and two stage products as it reduces temperature swings in the home. It’s quiet and it’s comfortable! A single furnace can produce from 70,000 BTUs to 135,000 BTUs depending on your home’s required heating load at that point in time; the gas valve will regulate the amount of fuel burned in varying increments. DO NOT get confused with other manufacturers selling a 3-stage furnace as a modulating furnace. These furnaces only have 3 different fuel settings; they are not true modulating furnaces. True modulating furnaces can have up to 100 different fuel settings. Modulating furnaces will have longer heating run times at lower fuel consumption. To help understand this concept you have furnace A = 2-Stage Furnace and furnace B = Modulating Furnace. Furnace A will use 4 quarters to heat your house over X amount of time. Furnace B will use 100 pennies to heat your house over a longer period of time. Both furnaces use the same amount of fuel but furnace B, the Modulating Furnace, provides more even comfort over a longer period of time verses bursts of heat over a shorter amount of time.

What does the efficiency percentage mean (95.0%, 92.5%, or 80.0%)?

In simple terms the percentage rating is related to the gas usage. The higher the percentage, the more heat (BTUHs) your furnace saves for heating your home. A furnace that is 80.0% will send 20.0% of the heat to the outside, likewise a 95.0% furnace will only send 5% of the heat outside. The less heat you send outside the more money you save.

Why should I consider a variable (EMC) speed motor?

Your furnace motor is one of the largest electrical wattage consuming appliances in your home. We recommend the ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor), since it is a super high efficiency programmable DC motor. On constant fan speed, the ECM consumes 60-80 watts as compared to 400 watts for the induction motor. If someone is spending $.09 and higher on kilowatts these are huge savings for our customers that run their blower on constant fan speed. Since, the furnace motor is used both in the summer and winter months, if there was ever a way to achieve considerable savings on energy efficient appliances, variable speed is the way to go.

What part of the furnace is unique to the manufacturer?

Generally speaking, a furnace is a box of assembled components purchased from other manufacturers. It is common for most furnace manufacturers to purchase components such as blower motors, transformers, inducers, and pressure switches, etc versus making these components themselves. Thus, the major difference is the design of the Heat Exchanger, and their parts warranty.

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