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Are Annual Furnace Inspections Really Necessary in Redmond?

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Furnace manufacturers recommend annual furnace inspections. Your warranty may state that damage to your unit caused by improper maintenance isn’t covered. Does this mean that an annual furnace check-up is really required, or the warranty is voided? Probably not, but it’s recommended.

What Do Annual Furnace Inspections Entail?

When hiring a heating contractor to do a tune-up on your furnace, ask them what they’ll be doing. Included below is a list that different furnace manufacturers recommend owners have performed annually by a qualified heating technician:

  • Check the vent system for blockage or leakage.
  • Analyze combustion gases and compare to the unit specifications.
  • Check the blower access door to make sure it has a tight seal at the furnace.
  • Check the fresh air intake grills and louvers for blockage.
  • Inspect the heat exchanger for rust and corrosion.
  • Check the burners for proper ignition, burner flame and flame sense.
  • Check the drainage system for blockage or leakage.  This includes the hoses internal to the furnace.
  • Check the blower wheel for debris and clean it if necessary.
  • Conduct an amp-draw test on the blower motor and compare with what is listed.
  • Check the wiring for corrosion and damage.
  • Check the filters.

Do I Really Need To Pay Every Year For A Professional To Do This?

Keep in mind, this isn’t just about safety; it’s also about preventative maintenance. Catching a problem before your furnace quits working in the middle of the night is less expensive by far than getting an annual checkup. Nordstrom Heating & Air can check your furnace at your convenience. Our professionals can also inspect your heat pump. Contact us today with all your heating and cooling system needs.

Annual Furnace Inspections & Maintenance in Redmond

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Posted on January 15, 2022 | Published by Ignite Local | Related Local Business

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