Keeping Your Furnace and Oven in Top Shape

Your home’s furnace and oven play vital roles in keeping your family warm and well-fed. However, like any complex appliances, they require regular maintenance and professional service to operate safely and efficiently.

In this blog post, we’ll cover the importance of professional furnace and oven services and what’s involved in these comprehensive tune-ups.

Furnace Services

Your furnace works hard every winter to keep your home cozy, but constant operation puts strain on the system over time. An annual furnace tune-up from a certified HVAC technician is recommended to keep your furnace running at peak performance and catch any developing issues before they become major problems.

During a professional furnace service, the technician will thoroughly inspect and clean all components. This includes checking the heat exchanger for cracks, cleaning the burners, checking the air filter, lubricating moving parts, testing the blower motor and components, inspecting the flue pipe and venting system, testing safety controls, and more. They will also check for proper airflow, adjust the gas pressure if needed, and analyze combustion gasses to ensure efficient and safe operation.

Catching issues like a cracked heat exchanger can prevent the furnace from leaking deadly carbon monoxide into your home’s air supply. Other problems like buildup on the burners can cause the furnace to operate less efficiently, driving up utility bills. A well-maintained furnace will heat your home safely and economically while extending the lifespan of the equipment.  

Oven Services  

While less frequent than furnace tune-ups, professional oven service is still highly recommended, especially if you have a gas oven that isn’t lighting or heating properly. A technician can diagnose the issue, whether it’s an electrical problem, a gas line issue, a problem with the igniter, or something else, and repair or replace the faulty components.

For electric ovens, services may involve calibrating the oven temperature, replacing heating elements or faulty wiring, repairing the door gasket, or other repairs and adjustments to get the oven working like new again. Technicians can also perform maintenance cleaning of the interior surfaces and components.

It’s also a good idea to have a professional periodically check that your oven’s ventilation and exhaust system is operating correctly and not leaking any gas byproducts into your kitchen. Blocked or leaking vents could lead to a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. 

By having regular oven service done, you’ll ensure accurate and even cooking temperatures, safe ignition and ventilation, and optimal efficiency in this hard-working kitchen appliance.

Don’t Neglect Your Furnace and Oven Services

While it’s easy to put off maintenance when your furnace and oven seem to be working fine, scheduling annual professional services for these appliances is essential for safety, efficiency, and longevity. Stay on top of tune-ups and repairs from certified technicians to keep your home running smoothly and avoid breakdowns, safety hazards, and other issues caused by neglected maintenance.