Maintenance Tune-Up Season

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by Ashton Service Group

Summer is slowly leaving Metro Vancouver and fall is moving in. Ashton Service Group is getting ready for the phone calls of people’s furnace, boiler or heat pump not working or heating their home once the temperatures dip a bit lower in the evening.

We recommend to our customers to get a fall maintenance inspection/tune-up before the cold sets in and late August/early September is the best time to schedule this service in to avoid any delays and to get the best appointment slots available.

A typical maintenance inspection includes:

    1. Checking thermostat settings are working properly to ensure the cooling and heating are set at comfortable temperatures as well as saves your home energy while you are out.
    2. Make sure all the electrical connections are tight and measure the voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components meaning extra repair costs.
    3. Lubricate all moving parts. This reduces the amount of friction in motors and reduce the amount of electricity it uses.
    4. Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to make sure the system starts,
    5. Check all gas connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger. Improperly operating gas connections are a safety and fire hazard. A dirty burner or cracked heat exchanger causes improper burner operation and can release dangerous gases into the home if not addressed.
    6. Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your  furnace, and/or heat pump. We can show you how to do this as a dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to repairs.

Ashton Service Group has a 20+ point inspection checklist to ensure that your heating system in thoroughly inspected and is being properly maintained.

Please give us a call today at 604-283-2383 to schedule your maintenance today.

P.S. If you have your furnace or boiler serviced before September 30th, Fortis BC will credit you $25 in your account.

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