When the temperatures drop at night here in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, you’ll know that it’s time to schedule fall heating maintenance with the team at Wagner Mechanical.
We’ve previously written about the importance of furnace maintenance, and how taking proactive steps by scheduling a checkup of the heating system during the fall is a good idea. Not only will a routine checkup result in reduced energy bills, it will also reduce the chances of potential problems during the winter that require costly repairs.
Our fall heating maintenance includes a thorough checkup
In this blog post, we’ll run through the main items of our fall heating maintenance checklist. Here are just a few of the things that we look at when you call us out to your home for a heating checkup.
1. We examine your gas connections
A lot of homes have gas heaters. Improper gas connections represent a great fire hazard. They can also result in gas leakage that will increase your utility bills. That’s why we thoroughly inspect your furnace’s gas connections during our routine fall heating checkup.
2. We check gas pressure
Gas pressure is another important thing to check during a heating checkup. High gas pressure is a great hazard that will not just damage the furnace but will also result in bursting of the gas pipe. The experienced technicians at Wagner use specialized equipment to check the gas pressure, and take appropriate actions to resolve the issue.
3. Wagner cleans the gas burner
Your gas burner gets dirty over time and needs to be cleaned. Not cleaning the gas burner will result in energy-inefficient operation. It can also cause serious damage to the heater. That’s why it’s essential to call Wagner for a furnace checkup, so that we can clean the gas burner before the system damages itself.
4. We check the fan belt
The inspection of the fan belt by a trusted professional is an important aspect of fall heating maintenance. The fan belt will be inspected to check for signs of fraying and cracks. Also, we examine the tension of the belt by pushing down in the belt’s center. The belt will be tightened, in case it deflates by about an inch.
5. We inspect the air filter
The air filter also needs to be checked during your fall heating maintenance. The filter prevents dirt and dust to enter the system. It becomes clogged over time and must be cleaned or replaced. This is important to ensure efficient operation of the heating system.
Call Wagner to schedule your heating checkup
If you reside in New Mexico, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, or surrounding areas, you should contact us here at Wagner Mechanical for the inspection and maintenance of your heating system. Reach us at (505) 884-2822 or contact us online.