Fall Furnace Inspection

You probably haven’t had much use for your furnace this summer. However, temperatures are finally beginning to cool down as we head into fall, which means you’re going to start using your furnace sooner rather than later.

Because your furnace has been unused for so long, it’s a good idea to schedule a furnace inspection near the beginning of fall – especially ahead of the colder winter weather that will follow soon after. By doing so, you’ll ensure that your furnace functions properly, efficiently and safely.

What Happens During a Furnace Inspection?

The following are some of the things that a professional inspector will do:

  • The inspector will check your vent system for any leaks or blockages to ensure that when you are using your furnace, your home will be heated to your desired temperature in an efficient manner.
  • The inspector will check your furnace’s heat exchanger for any signs of cracks, separations or corrosion. A damaged heat exchanger needs to be repaired or replaced as it can result in the release of a deadly amount of carbon monoxide.
  • The inspector will check the blower and clean all of its components, such as by removing the blower wheel in order to clean out any dirt or debris.
  • The  inspector will make sure that the blower access door has a tight seal.
  • The inspector will check to make sure the burner ignites properly as well as test the operation of the flame sensor.
  • The inspector will lubricate all of the furnace motor’s moving parts to help reduce friction. This will prevent parts from wearing out and help keep your furnace operating efficiently.
  • The inspector will check the belts for any signs of wear or cracks.
  • The inspector will check the calibration of the thermostat. Improper calibration can make it difficult to heat your home to your desired comfort level. Making sure the calibration is correct will also help you to reduce your energy bills by preventing over heating.
  • The inspector will test the startup cycle of your furnace to ensure it’s working properly.
  • The inspector will examine the flue for any obstructions. Blockage can prevent toxic fumes caused by the combustion process from escaping up the flue, which in turn will diminish your home’s air quality.
  • The inspector will test the safety controls of your furnace. They will check the high limit control as well, which is what prevents your furnace from over heating, thereby reducing the risk of a potential fire.
  • The inspector will check all of your electrical connections and make sure that they are tight.
  • The inspector will check all wiring for signs of rust and corrosion.

These are all of the things that an inspector will do during a professional inspection. They will then recommend any repairs or replacements and provide an estimated cost before starting any work. They will also replace dirty air filters – although this is the one task you can do on your own.

Schedule a Furnace Inspection in Essex County

To schedule a professional furnace inspection this fall, be sure to contact us at Woolley Home Solutions today.