Heating Inspection

Proactive Yearly Heating Inspections and Why They Are Necessary

How often should you have your furnace inspected?

Coordinating yearly check-ups for our health, vehicles, or animals is a no-brainer, because we understand the concept of maintaining something, so it lasts as long as possible. This is just as important for the heating system in your home or business. A yearly check-up is recommended by most furnace manufacturers, and is good practice to make sure the longevity of your system is unaffected for years to come. Ground Zero has expert technicians that can look over your heating system and make sure it’s ready for colder temperatures. As an added bonus, keep in mind that Ground Zero is open 24/7, because emergencies don’t wait for a business to open. We’re available when you need us! Schedule your heater maintenance today by calling (480) 771-0542.

The Heating Inspection Process and What it Entails

What do they do during HVAC inspection?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and your heating system makes up a portion of that entire system. During a heating inspection, specifically, a qualified Ground Zero technician will inspect the chassis of your furnace and look for any wear or loose panels, making repairs where necessary. Additionally, your furnace filter will be checked and changed if needed, and the interior components will be checked for damage or wear. Continuing, the technician will also check the blower, the ignition assembly, pressure switches, any electrical motors, and electrical draw to make sure that unnecessary power isn’t being used. If you have a boiler, all of your safeties and controls will be checked along with your sight glass, pump, and low water cutoff. Your thermostat will also be checked for accuracy and functionality, and the plenum to ensure it’s free of obstructions and has plenty of air velocity flowing through. As a safety check, the technician will test for carbon monoxide leaks and double check that all the ventilation and piping is clean and in good condition. Your drain pans and drain lines will also be checked to make sure that any condensation doesn’t pool or leak into places it doesn’t belong. A visual inspection of belts will also ensure that when the system starts moving, no energy is wasted. All completed and performed by an expert Ground Zero HVAC technician with years of experience.

Creating a Heating Maintenance Plan

How long do furnaces usually last?

Inspections can be more in depth than what is described here, but it’s important to have your system inspected at least yearly, with the best results being twice a year in spring and winter. Whatever effort you dedicate to keeping your furnace in tip-top shape with extend its life for years to come. Doing this will prevent your system from developing major issues and the need for heating repairs in the future. The average furnace lasts between 15 and 20 years, but with regular maintenance it can last even longer, so it’s essential to keep yours serviced regularly. Ground Zero can even schedule your yearly services in advance, so you don’t have to remember when to schedule an inspection. Whatever you need, Ground Zero is here to help.