What’s Included in Oil Furnace Maintenance?

September 15, 2022
Heater Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA

It’s important to have professional maintenance performed on your oil furnace every year. This will ideally be scheduled in the fall before you begin using your furnace in the winter. These are some of the tasks that are performed when a technician tunes up your oil furnace.

Change the Filters

The technician will inspect the air filter and replace it if needed. Dirty air filters cause many problems for furnaces as they restrict airflow. A dirty one can also reduce the air quality in your home. They’ll also replace the oil filter.

Clean Major Components

Keeping your oil furnace clean is a very important part of a tune-up. It helps it operate most efficiently and extends its lifespan. The technician will use a vacuum to remove dust, dirt, pollen, pet hairs and other contaminants. The parts they clean include the burner, heat exchanger and blower.

Peters Associates in Philadelphia, PA, performs annual preventative maintenance. This service will help your oil furnace operate at its best year after year. Rely on us for friendly, experienced technicians who will happily answer any questions you may have.

Fuel Line Check

The technician will inspect the fuel line to ensure it doesn’t have any damage and is operating correctly. They use a test to ensure all the connections are tight. Additionally, they perform tests to make sure the fuel line isn’t clogged.

Flue Pipe Inspection

Your flue pipe will be inspected to make sure it is in good working order. The technician will look for corrosion, holes, water stains and loose joints. This part of annual maintenance is critical as it’s a major safety issue.

Flame Sensor

The technician will inspect the flame sensor in your oil furnace. This device detects whether there is a flame burning. If it doesn’t detect this, it shuts off oil flowing into your furnace.

The team at Peters Associates repairs, installs and tunes up heating and cooling systems. You can also rely on us for ductwork, duct cleaning, water heaters and smart home services. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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