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Heater Maintenance Steps: What Your Technician Checks

One thing you’ll read a lot about on our blog is the importance of HVAC system maintenance. Just as you have your car tuned-up on a regular basis, you should have your home comfort system checked out and serviced as well. You wouldn’t want to be stranded somewhere with a broken-down car, nor would you want to be in the middle of winter without a functioning heating system.

While temperatures don’t quite necessitate the use of a heater yet, it’s not too early to start thinking about this service. Scheduling maintenance before you actually need to use your system is a key way to ensure you run into as little issues as possible when it comes time to turn the heater on this winter. But what does your technician actually do during this service? Keep reading to learn more.

Thorough Inspection

This is perhaps the most important part of heating system maintenance. During this time, our technicians will check your system to ensure that it’s set to function as it should, and doesn’t have any urgent repair needs. If repairs are deemed necessary, then we advise you take care of them now, before winter actually gets here, so that you’re less likely to have an emergency later on.

Comprehensive Cleaning

Did you know that even one dirty component can have a negative affect on your heating system? For example, if your heat pump’s coil is blocked by a layer of dust, then it won’t be able to absorb heat from the outside air as it should. Or, if you have a dirty burner in your furnace, then the system won’t be able to effectively generate heat.


Occasionally, the components of your heating system might need adjusting, as they become loose or bent as the years pass. For example, you might have a loose furnace panel, a bent flame sensor, or perhaps even a misaligned coil. While each of these problems is relatively minor on their own, without adjustments it can create accelerated wear and tear and leave you with an emergency repair or a broken down system.

For quality heating system maintenance throughout Chicago, IL, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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