How to Select the Right Heating Contractor.

Pick up the phone and call as many local heating companies as you like, ask them if they provide a tune-up and inspection service, and the answer will almost always be “yes.”

Which is to say it makes no difference who you choose, right?  Uh, no.

You see, just like almost anything else having to do with your family’s indoor comfort and safety, there are huge differences in the scope and quality of home heating services:  not to mention the experience, skill, and training of the people providing them.

Take home preventive maintenance, for example. At Air Professionals, we perform a multi-point heating system tune-up and inspection that accounts for all mechanical, electrical, and safety functions.  That enables us to achieve the following objectives on your behalf:

  • More reliable and safer operation
  • Longer system lifespan
  • Fewer and lower cost repairs
  • Fewer (if any) interruptions of service
  • Reduced heating utility costs
  • Cleaner indoor air

That’s a lot of benefit from one annual and very affordable service, but the benefits are real. Even better, we perform preventive maintenance on most types of home heating systems, including:

  • Gas furnace
  • Oil furnace
  • Ductless air systems
  • Ground source (geothermal) heat pumps
  • Air source heat-pumps
  • Hydro-air systems

Here are just some of the steps we employ during our cleaning and inspection service (these will vary by the type of system you have):

  • Check thermostat
  • Clean and adjust furnace burner assembly
  • Clean furnace ignition assembly
  • Examine heat exchanger for damage and corrosion
  • Check flue draft
  • Test furnace safety controls
  • Inspect gas piping/oil piping
  • Clear or replace standard air filters (20 x 20 x 1)
  • Tighten electrical connections and measure volts and amps
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Adjust gas pressure/adjust pilot
  • Clean and adjust blower motor components

For heating done right, including ongoing maintenance, high-quality repair work, plus new and replacement system installation, contact your local home heating and cooling professionals: Air Professionals, that is.