Furnace & Heating Maintenance

If your home is heated by a gas furnace, electric furnace, or air handler, regular maintenance is key to keeping your furnace running smoothly. No one wants a cold night with a broken furnace, and Advanced Mechanical can help make sure that never happens with our regular furnace maintenance services.

Know who you’re hiring to maintain your furnace.  Many heating companies just visually look over your furnace components and call that maintenance.  It’s important to have a complete and thorough furnace maintenance (even better to have it done on a regular basis) to ensure a long life for your furnace. Give us a call to discuss your particular heating and furnace maintenance needs.

Below is Our Furnace Maintenance Checklist
Just like you might service or tune-up your car to keep it running smoothly, you need to do the same for your furnace or heating system. Below is a list of the most common furnace maintenance tasks that we conduct when maintaining your heating system.

Furnace Maintenance Tasks
Advanced Mechanical, Inc. will provide preventive and repair maintenance during the contract year.  Heating and cooling equipment will each be inspected one time per year (unless otherwise specified).  Inspection is outlined below:

Heating Inspection:

  • Check and adjust blower assembly
  • Check for proper air flow
  • Lubricate blower assembly as necessary
  • Check air filter for dirt or blockage
  • Check for proper temperature rise across furnace
  • Check and adjust safety controls
  • Check thermostat calibration/adjust if necessary
  • Check gas pressure
  • Clean pilot light assembly
  • Clean and adjust burners
  • Check heat exchanger for cleanliness and/or damage
  • Check chimney for proper venting
  • Check ignition and flame proving controls

Cooling Inspection

  • Check thermostat calibration/adjust if necessary
  • Check air filter for dirt or blockage
  • Check for proper air flow
  • Check and adjust blower assembly
  • Lubricate blower assembly as necessary
  • Check control and line voltages
  • Check amperage draw on motors and compressors
  • Check for proper refrigerant charges
  • Check and tighten electrical connections
  • Check and clean condensate pan and drain line
  • Check condenser coil
  • Check safety controls
  • Check driers and strainers for blockage
  • Check air temperature drop across coil

After the Inspection
When your Advanced Mechanical technician finishes their maintenance service, you’ll receive a report of the maintenance service performed, along with any recommended additional parts or services. Your technician will explain anything they found, and any services or parts they recommend, so you can make informed decisions if anything further is needed.

As always, we recommend your furnace maintenance be conducted by a professional HVAC contractor.  There are many things in a home that can be done “DIY”; but we don’t recommend doing so for something as important to your daily life as your furnace.

It’s also important to check on your furnace warranty. If your furnace is still under warranty, you want to be careful of which maintenance tasks you do on your own - you could void your warranty.  We can often help you assess your warranty contract to determine parts to use, professional services, and furnace maintenance tasks to keep your warranty intact.