Serving Albany, Schenectady, & Troy Since 1939

Why Schedule A Heating System Tune Up?

Scheduling your heating system tune-up is well worth the investment - especially if the technician discovers something which may have stopped functioning during one of the coldest nights of the year or in the middle of night or weekend. Similar to having your oil changed and your tires rotated, your heating system needs to be maintained to ensure it is operating safely, efficiently and properly. Annual tune-ups also help to reduce your energy bills and extend the life of your heating system.

According to ENERGY STAR, as much as half the energy utilized in your home goes to heating and cooling your living space. Keeping up with routine heating and cooling system maintenance reduces your energy use and cuts your utility bills.

My Heating System Seems to be Operating Just Fine…

Unless your heating system is making strange noises or showing obvious signs it’s malfunctioning, homeowners generally assume it’s operating correctly and efficiently. Unfortunately, that is not always the case; our professional heating technicians know what to look for before it evolves into a serious and costly repair.

If you haven’t done so already, call now to schedule your annual tune up at a time convenient for you! (518) 868-0494.

Annual tune ups typically include the following:

  • Airflow checked for correct temperature
  • Check flue and draft
  • Verify operation of high limit control safety
  • Verify operation of gas valve
  • Check zone controls
  • Check ignition and starting
  • Check and tighten electrical connections
  • Measure volts and amps
  • Check thermostats
  • Drain condensate trap and visually inspect condensate drain.
  • Verify condensate pump operation
  • Inspect flame sensor (clean if needed)
  • Visually inspect heat exchanger
  • Clean and tune burner assembly
  • Light cleaning of Furnace/Boiler