Maintenance tune up of home heating system for winter

Old 10-18-19, 04:11 AM
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Maintenance tune up of home heating system for winter

I have gas furnace so heating runs on gas. Is hiring a hvac contractor to do maintenance tune up to prepare for the coming winter recommended? I understand that experience and opinions can vary, but I'm thinking the older your heating system the more it would be recommended, but I don't want to pay anywhere from $50 to $150 for it to be a mere sales opportunity for the hvac contractor.
Old 10-18-19, 04:33 AM
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Depends on your abilities and tools you have.
The burners should be pulled and cleaned if they haven’t been cleaned in a while. Gas pressure checked. Blower capacitor checked for proper capacitance. Blower pulled and cleaned if the wheel is dirty. Flame rod cleaned and mA checked.
If it’s an old furnace a combustion analysis should be done to check for heat exchanger problems.
Old 10-18-19, 01:19 PM
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Check with your gas provider first.
Their service crews are more customer oriented and they don't use the bait and switch approach.

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