DELFERA Heater Tune Up
Our precision tune-up is one of our most important jobs. A tune-up is vital to keeping your system running at its optimal performance. This preventative maintenance measure provides peace of mind that a breakdown will not occur.
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DELFERA Complete Precision Heater Tune-Up and Safety Inspection
- Check Thermostat – To ensure the operation of the system upon arrival.
- Check operation of heating elements – To be sure all elements sequence on and off properly.
- Clean and replace (standard) filter – A dirty or plugged filter can reduce airflow and make your unit work harder. Saves money on energy bills. We recommend checking every month and replacing it when dirty.
- Clean and inspect Burners – for more efficient burning.
- Check and adjust Blower – Proper adjustment and cleanliness of blower and components are necessary for adequate airflow. Avoids costly service call, saves money on fuel cost.
- Clean Drain Line – clears debris/blockage and prevents system failure.
- Clean and Adjust Pilot Assembly – To ensure smooth ignition, pilot lights and burners are observed for proper burning, the color of flame, and ensures reliable operation.
- Test Thermocouple Operation– for proper burn and prevents costly emergency service.
- Inspect Heat Exchanger – Heat exchangers can develop cracks with age, leading to exposure from deadly carbon monoxide.
- Lubricate motor, if applicable – Extends motor and bearing life and prevents failure and costly repairs.
- Properly Secure Door – Ensures proper operation.
- Inspect Flue Pipe, Chimney Base, and Draft – Ensures safe operation. Flue pipe corrosion can lead to carbon monoxide fumes and can be dangerous.
- Calibrate Thermostat –An improperly calibrated thermostat can cause your system to run longer.
- Check all Electrical Connections – Loose wiring connections can cause improper voltage to various components, causing the system to shut down. May also risk sparking or starting a fire in the unit. Extends equipment life, assures safety.
- Check All Safety Controls – the High Limit Control is the principle control in the furnace and prevents overheating and possible damage to the unit and the structure it is located in. (i.e. your house).
- Check Manifold Gas Pressure – Proper pressure is required to control fuel input to the furnace burners. Natural Gas @ 3.5 WCI, Propane @ 11 WCI.
- Check for Natural Gas Leaks – To prevent possible fires and other safety issues.
- Verify and record amp draw on motors.
- Check Ignition Transformer (oil) – If the transformer is weak, you might have improper ignition.
- Check Flame Detector (oil) – Prevents annoying lockouts.
- Check Draft Test (oil) – Ensures proper draft across heat exchanger ensuring maximum efficiency.
- Perform Smoke Test (oil) – Ensures proper burn leading to maximum efficiency.
- Inspect Combustion Chamber (oil) – Saves money on fuel bills and promotes safety.
- Check Oil Filter (oil) – Insures clean oil in system insuring proper burn.
- Check Nozzle (oil) – A worn nozzle will operate inefficiently and prevents costly repairs.
- Check Electrodes (oil) – Ensures proper ignition.
- Check temperature rise across heat exchanger – Ensures optimal comfort, increases equipment life, and ensure ductwork is properly sized for equipment.
- Check for Combustible Materials – When storing paints, paint thinners, car and home cleaning supplies, etc.…. near a heating system it creates a hazardous situation in your home.
- Carbon Monoxide Test – Peace of mind against toxic fumes.
- Explanation of tune-up – Explanation of work performed in tune-up and results.
- Advise improvements as needed – Informs customer of any potential need for repair or replacement.
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