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 insure 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.  Unfortunatley, 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!  .

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

Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Fall and Winter

It’s that time of year again! Many of us look forward to the change in seasons and the activities that it brings. Whether you’re a Sunday football fan, hosting this year’s Thanksgiving feast or excited about the new season of your favorite TV show, you’ll want to keep your home warm and comfortable all season long.

Getting ready for the fall and winter seasons is an important aspect of owning a home. We’ve put together a list of a few things to consider as the falling leaves turn into falling snowflakes!

  1. Walk around the exterior of your home and perform a simple visual inspection. Look for any items that might need attention; from the foundation to the roof, are there any gaps or cracks in the siding, do the garage doors close completely to the ground? Time to complete: 15 minutes.
  2. As you put away your hoses and gardening tools check your spigots to make sure they are drip free. Time to complete: 5 minutes.
  3. If you have a swimming pool with a heater, clear away any debris surrounding your pool heater that might help a rodent construct a nest over the winter. Time to complete: 10 minutes.
  4. Check your front door, patio door and any other entrance to your home. Do the doors have any gaps where air could escape or invite cold drafts in? Time to complete: 5 minutes.
  5. The windows should also be checked for gaps or cracks in the glass or frames.  If you have screens, consider changing them back to storm windows as an extra layer of insulation. Time to complete: 10 minutes.
  6. Make an appointment to have your chimney cleaned and inspected.  Time to complete: 10 minutes
  7. Call streetdance3.ru to perform your annual heating system tune up.  Time to complete: 10 minutes

Finally, for any home comfort questions, streetdance3.ru is here to help. Serving the Capital District for over 70 years, we’ve set the bar for excellence and service in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drain Cleaning.  Enjoy the Fall!

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2012/2013 Winter Heating Season Forecast

streetdance3.ru was recently featured discussing the 2012/2013 Winter Heating Season Forecast in local media. National Grid expects winter heating bills to drop by 3 percent this year. Coupled with other energy saving measures around the house, homeowners could save even more on their monthly energy bills. For more information on natural gas conversions, rebates and other money saving opportunities, please contact us today!

National Grid Forecasts Lower Home Heating Bills – Houston Times Union

More Savings For Natural Gas Customers This Season – Fox 23 News

Price of Natural Gas Drops; Heating Oil Rises – Schenectady Daily Gazette