You can hardly pick up a paper or turn on the television today without hearing people talking GREEN, and the Greening of America. What are people talking about when they say GREEN? The issues at hand are the rising cost of energy, energy efficiency, performance and global warming. Performing maintenance on your heating system will reduce the cost of heating a home. Energy efficiency is about proper maintenance of your unit and adjustments to manufacturers specifications. Quality maintenance will save energy and money. The Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating provides the consumer with a number that represents the percentage of fuel efficiency achievable by gas and oil fired furnaces and boilers. How can a HVACR service technician verify that they have properly serviced a system to the manufacturer’s specification AFUE rating? This can only be accomplished through combustion analysis, an essential aspect of furnace and boiler efficiency. Combustion analysis is the measurement of a combustion system’s flue gases to determine the completeness (efficiency) of the combustion process. Combustion analysis is only the first step in maximizing fuel efficiency. The rest are listed below with cleaning.
Our Exclusive Precision Furnace Tune-Up Procedure Includes:
1. Perform Combustion analysis before cleaning of furnace.
2. Inspect and tighten all electrical connections and terminals.
3. Remove, clean and adjust main gas burners.
4. Remove, clean and adjust ignition/pilot assembly.
5. Thoroughly brush and vacuum clean the heat-exchanger(s).
6. Inspect heat-exchanger(s) combustion chambers for cracks and rusting.
7. Vacuum out blower compartment; return airdrop (no duct cleaning).
8. Clean all returns air grills throughout the home.
9. Inspect the flue assembly and test flue gas drafting.
10. Test and inspect all furnace safety controls.
11. Test, record and adjust gas pressure.
12. Replace or clean standard air filters.
13. Check blower motor, drive mechanism and fan assembly.
14. Lubricate all fans and moving parts.
15. Measure and adjust blower for correct airflow.
16. Adjust all dampers and set proper blower speed.
17. Clean, level, test and calibrate thermostat.
18. Inspect and test all flame sensors, thermocouple output.
19. Measure and record electrical motors; with meg-ohm meter and record.
20. Inspect and test all electrical components for correct performance.
21. Repair any minor air leaks at supply or return.
22. Perform an electronic carbon monoxide check on entire house.
23. Perform final combustion analysis test and leave test results with owner.