Furnace Inspection Hoffman Estates

Furnace Inspection Hoffman Estates

A furnace is a complicated piece of machinery. Like most machines, it needs to be inspected and maintained to run properly for a long time. Regular maintenance can also help keep your furnace running longer and more efficient saving you money. Ray’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning has been helping the people of Hoffman Estates for over 32 years and can help you. Our trained technicians can work on furnaces, boilers, and all the related equipment to keep your heat on all winter long.

Heating Hoffman Estates

The main reason to pick fall for your furnace inspection is to get ready for the winter, but it is more than just making sure your furnace works. Often included in the service for your furnace are:

  • Test airflow for carbon monoxide. Carbon Monoxide can make you very sick or even be fatal. Especially for the young or elderly.
  • Test your ignition system for safe and proper operation. If the ignition system is not working properly, it could cause an unsafe buildup of natural gases leading to a fire hazard or asphyxiation hazard.
  • Brush, clean and blowout heat exchanger, burner, upper and lower combustion vents. Cleaning the system is one of the biggest factors in making sure it runs efficiently. Dust and dirt can rob not only performance but your wallet.
  • Test for leaks. In addition to not igniting properly, when there is a leak in the fuel line it could cause a fire as well. Making sure that the lines are sealed and working properly can save you money, your home, and your life.
  • Tighten and inspect all electrical wiring. Over time even the smallest vibrations can cause screws and other connections to loosen up. Motors running, people walking on the floors, even loud music can cause the fasteners that are holding your system to become loose. Tightening them up will help to make sure you’re not stuck with a sudden power loss.
  • Lubricate all moving parts. After sitting around for several months, the lubricant can settle or dry up. Making sure that your motors other moving parts are clean and lubricated can help extend their lifespan by several years.
  • Test safety and control circuits for proper operation. Because your furnace is designed to control fire, so making sure that when something goes wrong, the proper systems that are in place work is important.
  • Measure temperature differences for supply and return registers. No one likes having to figure out what temperature they are actually getting. Measuring and making sure that when you set your thermostat to 76, the temperature your furnace is trying to achieve is not 88 degrees.

Boiler Maintenance Hoffman Estates

Boilers are a tried and true technology. While there have been problems in the past, modern boilers have several safety backups to prevent a boiler from exploding. This doesn’t mean, however, that your boiler is safe from other things happening. Valves can break down and keep from opening and closing, though a boiler valve that doesn’t close often means the heat is always on in your home. Having someone perform a boiler service for you is important. So be sure to give us a call for all your boiler needs.

Boiler Inspection Hoffman Estates

Boilers were the first of the modern inventions to heat a home. A central water tank is heated up using fire until the water reaches the right temperature for the system. There are two systems that use a boiler, Steam Radiator, and hot water vents. Steam Radiators were the first one the market. These are often highly visible in the room. Steam Radiators are considered to be classic or vintage and even have modern portable heater versions designed to mimic in both functionality and style. The radiators of the system are also used by many people to warm towels for after showers and felines looking to take a nap. Hot water vents are more hidden. Typically found around the base of the walls in a room they radiate their heat out to heat the room evenly and quickly. Both systems also have a lingering heating effect that helps to keep the room warmer longer.

Furnace Maintenance Hoffman Estates

Most furnaces are not used during the summer months. This means the moving parts are stationary and dust is accumulating. Making sure that everything is working properly for the coming winter will keep you warm and more importantly safe. A pilot light that goes out, a faulty burner, or other components. A best-case scenario is that you’re left without heat for a few days, the worst is a fire that could cost more than your home. Proper maintenance will keep you and your home safe during the months that you are using your furnace.

Heating Repair Company Hoffman Estates

Ray’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is your number one resource for heating and air conditioning services in Hoffman Estates. Our highly trained technicians have the training and experience to make sure that not only will your furnace repair go smoothly, but that you will receive the customer service you expect from a professional. So call us today, and we’ll make sure that your furnace is ready for winter.