At Asheville HVAC & Air we know all too well how much heating repairs can cost which is why we always recommend a thorough and regular schedule of servicing for your heating systems no matter whether they happen to be boiler, furnace, or heat exchange pumps. That's because the cost of a service is easily saved in the long run from the reduced cost of repairs with a lot of replacements headed off altogether by a little bit of preventative maintenance along the way. We strongly believe that proper servicing by a qualified professional, while more expensive than amateur servicing or no servicing at all, will always save you money by reducing your fuel bills, extending the life your heating system components, and suggesting tweaks or replacements that will make your home heating more efficient and long-lived. Call us today to find out more and let's make sure that your home heating is fit for purpose before the day you call on it to do its thing.
The V in HVAC
You know how important it is to breathe and your heating system does too that's why there's a V in HVAC – it's for ventilation. Part of our heating service is to ensure that the system breathes properly from the intake vents to the flue. That means that not only can your heating system breathe in and so work more efficiently but any toxic waste gases are guided firmly and fast out the flue and not left to leak into your home. Because higher bills aren't the only risk posed by improperly functioning heating systems.
Annual Boiler Service
That old boiler probably only needs a check up once a year but schedule that in the Summer and you'll be grateful come Fall. Of course we can come out to you with an emergency boiler replacement if it does fail but by that time you're already shivering so much better to have a clean bill of boiler health when you aren't relying on it.
Burners and Blowers
Blowers and burners both get partially blocked if left to work unattended for long periods. Professional cleaning of both is one of the most surefire ways to reduce fuel wastage and increase heat output. In addition blowers have motor bearings and these need periodic oiling with the right amount of lubricant to ensure correct functioning. For burners it is also important to check that the flame sensor is working properly. An amp-draw test on the blower motor tells us volumes about the degree of performance efficiency and the blower access door is checked to ensure an air-tight seal.
Special Steps for Oil and Gas
Oil and gas bring their own requirements to a professional service, including examining and replacing the thermocouple if necessary, checking the manifold gas pressure and testing the lines for leaks. We also analyze the gas mix since that is a pretty good guide to something going wrong somewhere in the system and a little fine tuning pays off big time in terms of fuel bills.