Furnace Inspection Crystal Lake

Heating a home is important. For over two millennia now people have been surviving in colder temperatures thanks to home heating. The first way to heat a home was a fire. Either in a fire pit in the middle of the home, fireplace, or stove. In recent years heating your home has been easier thanks to modern inventions like the home boiler or furnace. With newer technology though comes unique problems. Having your furnace or boiler inspected is important to make sure that they will last the winter. JM Services’ expert technicians can make sure that your furnace or boiler is up to the challenge, and let you know what to expect.

Furnace Maintenance Crystal Lake

Most furnaces stay dormant during the summer months. This means the moving parts are stationary and dust is accumulating. Making sure that everything is working properly for the coming winter will keep you warm and more importantly safe. A pilot light that goes out, a faulty burner, or other components. A best case scenario is that you do not have heat for a few days, the worst is a fire that could cost more than your home. Proper maintenance will keep you and your home safe during the months that you are using your furnace.

Heating Crystal Lake

Obviously, the main reason to pick fall for your furnace inspection is to get ready for the winter, but it is more than just making sure your furnace works. Often included in the service for your furnace are:

  • Test airflow for carbon monoxide. Carbon Monoxide can make you very sick or even be fatal. Especially for the young or elderly.
  • Test your ignition system for safe and proper operation. If the ignition system is not working properly, it could cause an unsafe buildup of natural gases leading to a fire hazard or asphyxiation hazard.
  • Test safety and control circuits for proper operation. Because your furnace is designed to control fire, so making sure that when something goes wrong, the proper systems that are in place work is necessary.
  • Test for leaks. In addition to not igniting properly, when there is a leak in the fuel line it could cause a fire as well. Making sure that the lines are sealed and that your pipes are working properly can save you money, you home, and your life.
  • Measure temperature differences for supply and return registers. No one likes having to figure out what temperature they are actually getting. Measuring and making sure that when you set your thermostat to 76, the temperature your furnace is trying to achieve is not 88 degrees.
  • Lubricate all moving parts. After sitting around for several months, the lubricant can settle or dry up. Making sure that your motors other moving parts are clean and lubricated can help extend their lifespan by several years.
  • Brush, clean and blow out heat exchanger, burner, upper and lower combustion vents. Cleaning the system is one of the biggest factors in making sure it runs efficiently. Dust and dirt can rob not only performance but your wallet.
  • Tighten and inspect all electrical wiring. Over time even the smallest vibrations can cause screws and other connections to loosen up. Motors running, people walking on the floors, even loud music can cause the fasteners that are holding your system to become loose. Tightening them up will help to make sure you’re not stuck with a sudden power loss.

Boiler Inspection Crystal Lake

Boilers were the first of the modern inventions to heat a home. A central water tank is heated up using fire until the water reaches the right temperature for the system. There are two systems that use a boiler, Steam Radiator, and hot water vents. Steam Radiators were the first one the market. These are often highly visible in the room. Steam Radiators are considered to be classic or vintage and even have modern mobile heater versions designed to mimic in both functionality and style. The radiators of the system are also used by many people to warm towels for after showers and felines looking to take a nap. Hot water vents are more hidden. Typically found around the base of the walls in a room they radiate their heat out to heat the room evenly and quickly. Both systems also have a lingering heating effect that helps to keep the room warmer longer.

Furnace Repair Crystal Lake

Fall also makes repairs more convenient as well. The days are still warm and the nights not as cold as the winter. Which means that if a part needs to be ordered, you will not have to suffer a freezing home, also because people do not typically repair their furnaces in the fall having a technician come out to your home is generally quicker than in the winter. So don’t wait until you’re stuck dealing with the cold and snow for your furnace to give out. Get the necessary repairs done in the fall so you can stay nice and warm all winter long.

Heating Repair Company Crystal Lake

JM Services is your number one resource for heating and air conditioning services in Crystal Lake. Our highly trained technicians have the training and experience to make sure that not only will your furnace repair go smoothly, but that you will receive the customer service you expect from a professional. So call us today, and we’ll make sure that your furnace is ready for winter.