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Fall Furnace Checkup Crucial As Texas Temperatures Cool

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Jason Connell

Fall Furnace Checkup Crucial As Texas Temperatures CoolWinter’s cold fronts are rolling towards the Fort Worth/Arlington area. That means it’s time for an annual fall furnace checkup from your local HVAC expert. Schedule your preventive maintenance and inspection visit ASAP to make sure your home will be comfortable throughout the coming season. Ignoring this crucial upkeep can lead to an inconvenient and expensive breakdown or even safety issues for your family. A cost-effective professional furnace tune-up includes many important tasks.

Professional fall furnace checkups include

  • Cleaning out sooty buildup from inside the combustion chamber and checking for corrosion or leakage
  • Inspecting the exhaust flue for corrosion or holes where a carbon monoxide leak could develop
  • Adjusting the barometric damper to increase efficiency, preventing the chimney from drawing more air than necessary
  • Changing the air filter (and the oil filter in oil-fueled systems)
  • Checking the blower motor belt’s wear and tension, adjusting or replacing as needed for efficiency
  • Examining flame color and taking measurements with a combustion analyzer to ensure complete combustion of fuel
  • Vacuuming burner tubes (in gas systems)
  • Adjusting the burner and/or replacing the oil nozzle as needed

Doing your part

Between professional home comfort system checkups, make sure to do your part by changing out your filter monthly. A clean filter protects the performance, efficiency and life expectancy of your home heating system. You can also improve efficiency and indoor air quality by vacuuming ducts under the floor registers.

Do you need at fall furnace checkup? Contact the experts at Air Rite Air Conditioning Company. We go above and beyond the basics to keep your heating system running smoothly. Got other HVAC questions? We’re always happy to help.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about fall furnace checkups and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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