What Does Servicing a Heating System Entail?

If you want your heating system to be reliable year after year, then you need to have it serviced at least once annually. Before you make the call to schedule an appointment, though, you may be wondering just what’s involved in heating system maintenance. After all, it’s good to know what you’re paying for, even if it is something that’s necessary. To illustrate the importance of heating system service, here is what it entails.


The first part of a thorough heating system service involves cleaning the interior components of the system. One of the most important components to clean is the burner. Over time, burners can become clogged with soot as a result of the combustion process. When maintenance is performed, these burners are cleaned to ensure the gas burns efficiently. Additionally, any other components that are noted to be especially dirty will be cleaned.


Another important component of heating system maintenance is inspecting the entire system. This includes the electrical connections to ensure they’re tight, all moving parts to ensure they’re moving freely and hidden parts such as the flue draft to ensure they’re in good condition. If any small problems are spotted such as a lack of lubrication on the blower assembly, this is when they are addressed.


Before the service is complete, testing is the last thing that is done. All safety switches are tested to ensure they will do their job if there’s a problem. Additionally, your thermostat will be checked to ensure it’s responsive and accurate to make your system as efficient as possible. After one final check of all system components and a last-minute cleaning, your annual heating system service will be complete.

A Trained Eye

So much of heating system maintenance involves visual and aural awareness to spot any potential problems. When something doesn’t look or sound right, an HVAC technician needs to be able to pick up on it to be able to correct the problem. If you’re ready to have your heating system serviced, rely on our professionals at Jco Heating A/C Electrical for their exceptional knowledge and commitment to excellence. We also maintain air conditioning systems and perform installation and repairs for either heating or cooling equipment. Call us today.