Another year comes, and you’re looking at another ceremonial ignition of the pilot light. After the summer season have you checked your air filters & made sure your components didn’t see any serious wear? You’re about to bring a flame to an open gas valve, perhaps see if a professional can help?
Check your gas lines, that will be crucial in ensuring you and your family is safe, but after that there are all sorts of little problems that can pop up that we see. Pilot works but heating burners don’t fire, thermostat doesn’t fire, thermostat is not the right temperature, electrical, duct work…there’s a solution.
J&D Heating and Cooling have been doing this a very long time, and whether you need basic maintenance, or you want to go electric, we’re ready 24/7. We’re currently serving Nampa, Boise, Eagle, Columbia Village, Star, Meridian & Hidden Springs.
BOISE FURNACE MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
1. Heat Exchanger
Heat exchangers can develop cracks with age. If they exist, there is a risk of serious illness from the toxic fumes emitted.
2. Pilot & Pilot Assembly
Weak or dirty pilots can easily be extinguished causing the furnace to shut down
3. Safety Controls
Safety controls that do not operate can cause dangerous problems.
Old burners can cause poor combustion, soot, condensation, and will shorten the life of the furnace.
5. Fan Switch
A fan switch that is not properly adjusted can waste energy and cause nuisance fan cycling.
6. Gas Line
Undetected gas leaks are dangerous.
7. Combustion Air
Blocked or restricted combustion air openings can be dangerous.
8. Flue Pipe
Flue pipe corrosion or leaks are dangerous.
9. Temperatures & Performance
An accurate record of vital data can indicate potential problems that can be eliminated.
Loose panels can increase operating costs and cause either a shutdown or a dangerous condition.
11. Controls & Safeties
Controls and safeties that do not function properly can increase operation cost and cause other components to fail.
Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually fail.
13. Belts & Pulleys
Loose belts and worn pulleys decrease air flow, increase operating costs and shorten the compressor’s life. Belts crack and break with age.
14. Air Filter
A restricted air filter can cause your air conditioning unit to waste energy and shorten the compressor’s life.
15. Voltage & Amp
Improper voltage and amp draw increase operating costs and can shorten the life of any motor.
Improperly calibrated thermostats cause the unit to run longer than necessary. Every degree your air conditioner operates below 78 degrees can add 5%-8% to the cost of cooling.