As the summer ends each year there are a number of tasks, which will need to be done around one’s home and property. One of the most important can be making sure the heating system in the home will be able to keep the home warm throughout the upcoming cold season. To ensure the unit is in good working order it can be a good idea to have a technician from a company who handles heating repair in Alameda County CA come out and inspect the unit.
One of the most important features on a heating system can be the thermostat. The thermostat controls when the unit will come on and go off. Because of this, it is important for the thermostat to work correctly. This can be checked by a professional with the use of a digital infrared thermostat tool. This will allow the technician to measure the temperature in the home and then compare it to the reading on the thermostat. If there is a difference in temperature, the thermostat in the home will need to be calibrated until it reads the correct temperature.
The burner on the heating system will also need to be inspected. Generally, a professional who handles heating repair in Alameda County CA will be able to determine the condition of the burner by examining the burner flames when the heating system is switched on. If the flames are blue and steady, the burners are working correctly. If they flicker or are yellow and orange, the burner is most likely dirty and will need to be disassembled so the various parts within the burner can be cleaned. This can be a long process as there are numerous parts inside the unit.
Most heating systems rely on a blower to move the heated air from the unit through the ductwork in the home. This unit is generally used by the air cooling system as well and so it will need to be inspected well. The unit tends to become dirty very quickly and will need to be vacuumed clean. The air filter on the unit should also be examined and replaced as well.
It is important for the wiring on the blower’s motor be inspected to make sure it is in good working order and safe to operate. Connections to the motor should be checked as well. The fan and fan belt will need to inspected and replaced if damaged.