Homeowners, Get Your House Ready for Cold Winter Weather with an Annual Furnace Inspection!

It probably doesn’t sound all that exciting to many homeowners, but an annual furnace inspection is one important fall activity you won’t want to skip. There are lots of benefits to having a furnace inspection, including long-term cost savings and ensuring dangerous carbon dioxide doesn’t have a chance to build up. Whether you live here in San Diego, or across the country, you’ll want to make sure your home heating system is safe and efficient before winter sets in. Let’s look at a few of the things the Tarpy team does at a furnace inspection to ensure your system is in tip-top condition.

Interior Parts Clean-up– Depending on the type of unit you have, a number of substances may build up inside passageways. Soot, dirt, dust, and debris are some of the most common culprits. It’s important to completely clean the unit during a furnace inspection so the chances of costly long-term damage are minimized.

The build-up of dirt and debris can also be very dangerous in some systems in which carbon monoxide is present. This toxic gas results from heating fuel such as oil, gas, or wood. With proper ventilation and flow of air, levels are maintained at a level that doesn’t pose a threat to homeowners. But when left uncleaned, partially blocked passageways can restrict airflow and force dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide to build up in the home. This deadly gas is both odorless and colorless, making it nearly impossible to notice without the use of a carbon monoxide detector. A thorough cleaning ensures these substances never have a chance to accumulate.

Blockage or Leakage Checks – Several key areas are checked thoroughly for possible blockages during a furnace inspection. These include the vent system, air intake point, and drainage system. The blower wheel is also removed and cleaned completely. The drainage system is disassembled and checked for any signs of leakage.

Cleaning Exterior Components – Most heaters are complex units made up of dozens of interlocking parts. Dust and dirt are likely to build up on the outside surfaces, just like they would accumulate on your tables, TV stands, or counters if you didn’t dust or clean them regularly.

This is just a high-level overview of what you can expect during a Tarpy furnace inspection. By having this important annual check-up done you’re more likely to catch small problems before they turn into a major problem this winter.

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