Furnace and boilers are expensive but essential elements of any Northeast Ohio home’s comfort. To protect your investment and make sure that your heating system is functioning optimally for as many years as possible, it is well worth the cost of hiring a Cleveland heating company to conduct annual maintenance checks. In addition to saving you money over the long run, routine maintenance is needed to catch any minor issues that could spell disaster if left unchecked, including dangerous ventilation concerns or water leaks.
Easy and relatively inexpensive annual tune-ups ensure that your Cleveland heating system is functioning properly when you need it the most. The most common services performed by a licensed contractor when tuning up a heating system include:
For boilers (hot water or steam heating systems):
- Checking the ventilation system for gas leaks that can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide buildup in the home
- Adjusting the boiler’s thermostat to ensure that it responds to cycling the system.
- Testing the pressure-relief valve and high-limit safety control
- Inspecting the heat exchanger, cleaning the burners and flame sensor, and inspecting the pressure tank
For furnaces (forced-air heating systems):
- Checking the combustion chamber for cracks
- Testing for carbon monoxide leaks and fixing them if needed
- Adjusting the blower control and supply-air temperature
- Cleaning and oiling the blower
- Checking the furnace’s fuel input and flame characteristics, and adjusting them if necessary
- Sealing any loose connections between the furnace and main air ducts
Furnaces, boilers, and other related heating equipment are among the most complex and important pieces of equipment that can be found in homes. Because of this, it is essential that the Cleveland heating contractor you hire is well-trained and able to safely handle materials such as electricity, oil, and natural gas. Verne & Ellsworth Hann is your best choice for furnace and boiler maintenance in Northeast Ohio; our team has decades of experience and is licensed in the state of Ohio in HVAC, hydronics, plumbing, electrical, and refrigerant recovery. Our attention to detail combined with our unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction has led to widespread recognition in Cleveland Heights and beyond.