“We live in Winnipeg. Is it really necessary to have my furnace tuned up every year?”
All furnace manufacturers recommend annual service and go further to say that “equipment damage due to improper maintenance is not covered under warranty”. Most contractors will side with a homeowner to get parts warranty from the manufacturer even though the furnace may have been neglected. At some point this can prove to be awkward for contractors that have a poor track record with their local parts suppliers or manufacturers.
At Tradesman, we would like you to think of it as going to the dentist every six months or a year for a cleaning and check-up; probably not always necessary, but definitely recommended.
While older furnaces need to be checked regularly for heat exchanger integrity, newer high efficient furnaces have more components that require adjustment and testing for wear that could lead to premature system failure. Annual service can and will prevent costly and untimely repairs.
Ask us about our Bi-Annual Maintenance programs that offer you savings on repairs and operating costs.
Tradesman Mechanical can save you money with a Furnace tune-up for your Winnipeg home.
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|Task Description||Furnace Safety Check (Basic)||Precision Tune UP Comfort Plan Furnace|
|Check / clean air filter||√||√|
|Replace / clean air filter||√|
|Check and cycle thermostat||√||√|
|Replace thermostat batteries||√|
|Confirm proper start-up / ignition sequence||√||√|
|Verify safe pilot and burner operation||√||√|
|Optimize burner flame||√|
|Carbon monoxide test||√||√|
|Check heat exchanger for integrity ( visual )||√||√|
|Confirm proper heat rise||√||√|
|Adjust fan speed if required||√|
|Check chimney/venting for integrity and proper operation||√||√|
|Check blower fan integrity||√||√|
|Test fan belt tension / Clear condensate trap||√||√|
|Static pressure test||√|
|Perform amp test on blower motor, lubricate if required||√|
|Perform amp test on draft inducer motor, lube if required||√|
|Check pressure and safety limit switches||√|
|Check all electrical connections. Tighten where required||√|
|Identify service switch and circuit breaker/ fuse||√|
|Clean burner compartment (no removal of components)||√|
|Confirm proper manifold gas pressure||√|
|Adjust pilot if required / Check & clean flame sensor||√|
|Inspect accessible ductwork for leakage||√|
|$79.00 + Taxes||Best Value
$124.00 + taxes