Did You Remember to Schedule Your Annual Furnace Maintenance Check?

Did You Remember to Schedule Your Annual Furnace Maintenance Check?

Annual furnace maintenance is a must if you want your system to perform to the best of its ability. Usually, you should try to schedule these checks sometime between late summer and early fall. But, we know how busy life can get when fall arrives, and it’s easy to forget to call your local heating and air company. If you haven’t scheduled this year’s furnace tune-up yet, and you’re thinking you may just skip it, think again! It’s not too late get your system checked out. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on all the benefits of a yearly inspection.

Why Annual Furnace Maintenance Is Important

If you have a reliable heating and air conditioning company in East Bay, scheduling an appointment for a furnace tune-up should be quick and easy! Still, it’s also pretty easy to keep telling yourself you’ll call tomorrow. Well, here’s a reminder of why you should give yourself five minutes to call today. Getting your furnace maintenance check done will give you:

  • A more efficient system – Keep your bills from going up!
  • Fewer, if any, inconvenient breakdowns – The last thing you need this winter is a system that continuously refuses to work properly.
  • A longer lifespan for your furnace – Your system was built to last a while, and yearly tune-ups will ensure that it does.
  • Improved air quality – You want the air in your home to be cozy and comfortable, so you can breathe easy all winter.
  • Peace of mind – If your furnace is powered by propane or oil, an annual maintenance check will look to see if your system is in danger of leaking harmful substances into your home.

What Does a Furnace Maintenance Check Actually Check?

Proper furnace maintenance involves a lot more than simply looking at your system. Unfortunately for you do-it-yourselfers, this is not a DIY project you can research online. It requires a professional who is licensed to do the job. An expert heating and air technician will be sure to:

  • Look at the thermostat wiring and settingsService Call v1.Still007
  • Tighten the unit’s electrical connections and check the motor voltage and current
  • Add lubrication to the system’s moving parts to reduce damage-causing friction
  • Check the flue, the furnace’s venting system
  • Make sure the gas manifold pressure is up to par
  • Clean the burners and check the heat exchanger for cracks
  • Do combustion efficiency tests at the start and end of the maintenance check in order to confirm that the tune-up improved the system’s efficiency
  • Check that all system controls are working exactly as they should to allow your system to run safely and efficiently

Still Need to Schedule an Appointment?

If you need a trustworthy technician to perform your annual furnace maintenance, we can help! Our technicians have provided top-of-the-line service to families in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Call Moore Mechanical today at 925-307-6479 or contact us online to make an appointment. Keep your home warm and comfortable this winter season with a furnace that’s in top shape!

Keep the Heat In: Increase Efficiency While Reducing Costs

Keep the Heat In: Increase Efficiency While Reducing Costs

There’s nothing more appealing than cozying up in your warm East Bay home when the temperatures outside become chillier than normal—which means you’re relying on your furnace to keep your home’s temperature up, but your energy bills down. Although high energy bills sometimes indicate it’s time for a furnace repair or replacement, that’s not always the case.

If you’re not sure why your furnace isn’t sufficiently heating your home, give Moore Mechanical a call today.

Reasons Why Your House May Be Losing Heat

Service Call v1.Still006The heating professionals at Moore Mechanical want to ensure your furnace is cost-effectively heating your entire home, so here are the most common ways heat is escaping:

  • Windows – Uninsulated windows can account for up to 25% of your heating bill by letting the heat out. Installing insulated windows or other insulating precautions ensures the heat will not escape around the window frames. Use closely woven, close-fitting curtains or blinds to create a barrier between the room and the window, sealing in the warm air.
  • Furniture placement – This one seems obvious, but if you have furniture blocking your vents, registers, or radiators the heat can’t efficiently heat the room, resulting in cold rooms and wasted money.
  • Fireplace – While a fireplace provides your home with warmth, it can also suck out the heat if the damper is left open. Make sure you close the damper anytime you finish using your fireplace or the warm air in your home will be sucked out through the chimney, which can increase your heating bill as much as 30%.
  • Door drafts – Reduce the number of spaces cold air can sneak into your house, like under a door. Seal the gaps with a heavy, snake-like object, weather-stripping, or caulking that will effectively block the draft between the door and floor.
  • Attic insulation – Hot air rises, which means that a lot of the warm air generated by your heating system ends up in the attic. With insufficient insulation, the air leaks from your home—wasting both energy and money. The California Energy Commission reports that, in older homes, adding attic insulation is the single most cost-effective way to reduce your heating bill.

Don’t rely on layers of blankets to keep you warm this winter! By addressing the most common ways heat escapes your home, you will increase your furnace’s efficiency while simultaneously lowering your monthly costs. A win-win for you and your family!

Moore Mechanical Provides Heating Solutions in East Bay

If you’re still experiencing drafts and unevenly heated rooms in your East Bay home, give the heating experts at Moore Mechanical a call at 925-307-6479 or contact us online today!

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