Your gas furnace requires regular maintenance, for more than 1 reason central gas heating can have various wear and tear, while some of these are able to be neglected without notice other items can be hazardous to your home and health.
Natural gas over time will create Carbon buildup in the inducer and vacuum switch hose, when this happens your safety will be in question as this leads to gas leaks
Proper maintenance is Energy Efficient and ensures a longer life span for your Furnace and it’s affordable
Let’s look at gas furnace maintenance checks
- Inducer motor amperage testing
- Trapped/leaking carbon inspection
- Sensor safety switches and flame sensor reading
- Blower motor amperage and relay functionality
The inducer is the first thing to come on when a gas heat request is made by the thermostat, it creates positive carbon pressure.
The pressure switch will create the negative pressure. There is a hose in between these two functions, when carbon is trapped in the middle, not only does the furnace fail but pressure must escape one way or another. This spells gas leak.
The amperage testing is an important measure towards preventative maintenance, so you don’t yourself having a cold winter in your home. Electrical component evaluation can also reduce energy costs. The more amperage a motor shows, is a sign of coming closer to failure. During the waiting period of functionality to failure is the higher amperage and cost to operate.
Our technicians have a strong understanding in maintenance and bringing all concerns to your attention.