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Furnace Tune Up Services and Maintenance Plans for Louisville Area Homeowners

It doesn’t matter what kind of furnace you have, natural gas, electric, and oil furnaces need regular furnace maintenance so they are able to heat your Louisville home with ease and stay running efficiently. Annual servicing with a professional furnace tune up backed up by DIY furnace maintenance throughout the year keeps your heating system operating as good as a new furnace even as years pass!

Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling helps Louisville homeowners manage the regular maintenance needs of heating and cooling systems made by any HVAC brand. Our NATE-certified furnace maintenance technicians work from a thorough furnace maintenance checklist to ensure all vital components are addressed and receive the servicing necessary to preserve HVAC system performance. With a yearly preventive maintenance tune up for your gas furnace or other furnace type, you can feel confident that the HVAC unit will heat your home with proper function and great energy efficiency, delivering enhanced indoor comfort and indoor air quality in the process. Breakdowns are less likely, helping you avoid unnecessary repair costs and extend the service life of your furnace.

If you find it difficult to oversee your system’s annual furnace maintenance needs, Jarboe’s has a great solution for you: maintenance plans! Leave it to our team to set up your tune up appointment ahead of heating season and perform proper maintenance when it’s convenient for you. In addition to the system benefits of furnace maintenance, membership in our maintenance plans allows you to access valuable savings if you need repairs to your heating or air conditioning unit, or wish to buy a new furnace, air conditioner, or indoor air quality equipment.

It’s Not Too Late to Make Furnace Maintenance Your Fall Priority

There’s so much advice floating around, giving tips to help your furnace operate at higher efficiency levels and reduce heating energy bills. In the grand scheme of things, many of these tips don’t have much of an impact on the furnace and some are just plain old wives’ tales. If you’re searching for a tried and true way to help your furnace run at its best while also saving money, professional furnace maintenance is exactly what you need.

Furnace tune ups are always completed by Jarboe’s NATE-certified heating technicians. With their trained eyes reviewing every inch of your entire furnace, any flaws hiding out deep within the heating system or even in plain sight are going to be brought to light – plus, your technician is going to share exactly how to stop them in their tracks. Decades of experience and dedication to customer satisfaction allow our team to explain the significance of spotted issues, as well as if they are flaws that have a simple fix or require ongoing concern.

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The Tasks on Our Furnace Maintenance Checklist

When you call Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to perform your furnace tune up each year, our exhaustive furnace maintenance checklist guides your technician in delivering routine furnace maintenance service to all integral parts of the heating system. This way, every part’s operation and energy efficiency are optimized so you can sit back and relax with reliable heat that won’t cost a fortune. With the home’s furnace in skilled hands, feel confident that any issues with your HVAC system will be spotted, diagnosed, and corrected while they are still minor – running your furnace for heat when certain malfunctions are present in the system could severely damage the system.

Many homeowners are curious about our furnace maintenance checklist and the steps it includes. To help you better understand what happens when a Jarboe’s furnace maintenance technician performs a tune up on your equipment, these are just some of the steps we follow:

  • Check for dirty air filters and install a clean air filter as needed
  • Check positioning of blower door and adjust for a firm fit
  • Clear away loose material like debris and dust inside and on the blower motor assembly
  • Check condition of belt linking the blower fan blades and fan motor, and tighten there is a loose belt
  • Use oil ports to lubricate bearings inside the blower motor
  • Clean carbon soot buildup from combustion chamber walls
  • Clean burners with a small wire brush to eliminate carbon soot and yellow flames
  • Inspect the pipes for your natural gas supply or oil fuel and make repairs
  • Remove existing filter and install a new oil filter for a heating oil unit
  • Check gas valve position and operation, then adjust to meet correct gas pressure
  • Clean away soot from the flame sensor and replace the flame sensor
  • Clear areas around the furnace so fuel mixes with moving air as intended within the combustion chamber
  • Inspect heat exchanger condition, looking for safety issues like a cracked heat exchanger.
  • Test function of electric motor on draft inducer
  • Observe draft inducer operation to ensure combustion gases are circulated through the heat exchanger and exhaust flue.
  • Check the flue over for issues like rust, damage, blockages, or corroded flues
  • Examine condition and function of the power switch, circuit board, wiring, and all parts of the furnace electrical system.
  • Tighten loose connections on components attached to the electrical power part of the furnace
  • Test airflow in the duct system and make adjustments to relieve pressure
  • Recalibrating thermostat units so they’re ready when it’s time to use the furnace

Furnace Maintenance – When to Do It and How Often

Any air conditioning or heating system manufacturer has one common recommendation to help homeowners care for their air conditioning and furnace units – furnace maintenance. Manufacturers advise homeowners have professional tune up services completed every year. Hire a licensed furnace maintenance technician to ensure your furnace receives attention based on all details outlined in our furnace maintenance checklist. Skipping a tune up or hiring someone who’s not qualified to perform this service could reduce efficiency of your furnace as well as damage the unit.

Furnace maintenance produces the same benefits no matter when it is completed. Even so, we advise customers to try and schedule tune up service as early in the fall as possible. There are a few reasons for this:

  • Your entire furnace is serviced before it’s time to start heating your home, so you don’t have to worry about a surprise repair when it gets cold.
  • If your contractor finds any issues in the furnace system, there is plenty of time to correct them so you aren’t stuck without heat in winter.
  • Once it’s time to start heating the house, keep your energy bills low from the first statement of the season thanks to improved heating system energy efficiency.

What to Do for DIY Furnace Maintenance

Gas furnaces and other furnace types thrive when they receive professional regular maintenance once per year. Outside of a tune up, there are a few tasks you need to perform to keep your furnace running efficiently until that next annual servicing.

Replacing Air Filters

Furnace filters are protective components that extract contaminants from the indoor air supply. Cleaner air is one obvious benefit, but believe it or not, concerns about the home’s air aren’t why air filters were placed into these systems. The contaminants floating in the air could settle on parts inside the furnace if allowed to pass through. Without furnace filters, this dust and debris would hamper furnace performance and could possibly cause damage to various parts inside the equipment cabinet.

Change air filters regularly throughout the year. The filter manufacturer states how long a particular air filter is expected to last, but heavy system usage and existing indoor air quality struggles can cause your air filters to fill up faster. It’s best to check the air filter once per month and assess if a new air filter should be installed at that point.

Open Vents in the Home

If you’re closing vents to save money on heat, stop doing this now! Closing a vent in one area doesn’t stop the furnace from making heat for that area – the heat is simply sent somewhere else. No energy savings is generated and this can actually cause problems with your furnace.

Check every room to make sure return and supply vents are open and clear. Don’t place furniture over floor registers or in front of return air grilles on walls. If louvered register covers don’t open all the way, remove floor registers and clean them to see if this will free up the mechanism so you can fully open the vent.

Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors

With gas and oil heating systems, carbon monoxide may result from an incomplete combustion process. Normally the combustion gases won’t escape the HVAC system and entire your home, but heat exchanger cracks could expose your family to this toxin. This is why you need to have carbon monoxide detectors installed at home.

Monthly, press the TEST button to make sure all carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. Batteries should be replaced on a six-month bases, even though they may not be out of charge. You’ll need to replace carbon monoxide alarms every five to seven years, or sooner if a unit fails its monthly test.

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