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Heating Maintenance Starts Now! | Furnace Tune-Up Checklist

by Daniel Estevao on September 17, 2016

heating furnace maintenance tipsThe colder months are right around the corner, and we’ve been gearing up for the fall and winter season by performing furnace repair and maintenance in the Puget Sound area.

When the temperatures start to drop, call a Pacific Air technician to inspect your heating system from top to bottom, making sure everything is tightened and cleaned. furnace-diagnostic-slider

In addition to the basics, your HVAC technician will perform the following:

  • Replace Filters—you should replace these every 30-60 days, but it’s especially important to have a fresh filter at the beginning of the heating season.
  • Clean Blowers—your blowers can accumulate a lot of dirt and debris, causing inefficiencies and airflow problems.
  • Lubricate Moving Parts—although newer motors don’t require oiling, it’s important that older units get a fresh oil change.
  • Inspect Belts—when motor belts age, they can crack, break, come loose, and wear down. We’ll check and/or replace your belts.

Late summer/early fall is the best time to schedule a professional heating tune-up and to perform a little DIY maintenance of your own.

After a trained technician comes out and cleans and tests your unit, make sure you keep it running efficiently by conducting the following DIY maintenance:

  • Inspect burner flame. You want to see a blue flame. If it is red, yellow, orange, purple, or any other color, call a technician as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum and clean area around the burners and base.
  • Change the air filter every 30-90 days.
  • When necessary, use a straw to blow dust off of the pilot.
  • Adjust the seasonal dampers if your air ducts are used for both heating and cooling.
  • Find and seal air leaks around the home, especially in the the basement and attic.
  • Improve insulation around the home, including the attic and basement.

Tips on staying cool through the final days of summer:


Call Pacific Air Systems for an experience technician to come service or replace your equipment today!

Since 1984, we’ve proudly served homeowners throughout Federal Way, Graham, Spanaway, University Place, Steilacoom, Sumner, Lakewood, Puyallup, Tacoma, and Gig Harbor.

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