What Should Be Included in a Winter Heating System Tune-Up in Raleigh, NC?


It’s that time of year again. We go right from turkey and Black Friday to eggnog, gift wrapping, gingerbread houses, and, yep, you guessed it……it’s time to schedule your winter heating system tune up. Wait, what? I know you just made it through the holiday rush, but don’t forget to schedule your winter heating system tune up. It’s important that your certified HVAC technician from Delta Heating & Cooling checks your heating system before there’s a problem.

Performing regular maintenance ensures that your heating system is operating efficiently; as well as, maximizing the lifespan of your furnace. Once you’ve scheduled an appointment, here’s what you can expect from the your local experts at Delta.

Check All Limits and Safeties for Apex and Cary Residents

Limit switches and safeties are a part of your heating system that prevent it from running beyond safe operating conditions. If a limit switch or safety is faulty on your heating system, it could allow your furnace to operate at unsafe levels. Your technician from Delta Heating & Cooling will first make sure that these components are in good working condition.

Check The Flue

Flues should be inspected regularly to check for damage, leaks, and improper installation.  Your furnace’s flue is the device that removes the bad gases (carbon monoxide) from your home during heating operation.

Check The Heat Exchanger

Rust, cracks, and other damage to the heat exchanger is potentially a very dangerous situation. Cracks in the heat exchanger can lead to improper furnace operation, which can allow carbon monoxide build up in your home.

Check The System’s Air Flow

Your local technician from Delta will check for a clogged furnace filter. Restricted air or limited airflow causes your heating system to run inefficiently. Whenever a system is not working efficiently, it can cause unnecessary wear and tear to the system and shorten the lifespan.  

Check Gas Pressure

Proper gas pressure is vital to your heating system’s performance. Your technician will ensure that the connections are secure, and the gas pressure is at the correct level. Your heating system functions more efficiently if the gas pressure is set to factory standards.

Inspect Burners and Clean, If Necessary

Debris, dust, and soot may build up on your burners and reduce the efficiency of your system. We will inspect your furnace’s burners for proper operation and clean if necessary.

Check Thermostat Operation

Our heating tune up will ensure that your thermostat is operating properly and set up for proper operation. We will determine this by cycling the heating system.

Full Operational Test for Raleigh Residents

Your Delta Heating & Cooling technician will fully cycle and run test your heating system for proper operation.  This will ensure the system is operating at factory specifications.
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