What To Expect During Your Furnace Inspection

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If you have a furnace inspection coming up as part of your furnace maintenance plan, you may be wondering what you should expect. Homeowners may worry about unexpected costs or getting bad news from the inspection, but inspections and regular maintenance are a great way to avoid those ‘worst case scenarios’ from happening in the first place.

Click on one of the links below to learn more:

1. What is a furnace inspection? 
2. What happens during a furnace inspection? 
3. What is typically included in a furnace maintenance plan? 
4. Furnace maintenance plans: FAQ

Continue reading to find out more about all of the topics listed above, or give us a call at Service 1st to learn more about getting furnace inspection done. When you call our office, you will get to speak with one of our staff and have all of your questions personally answered by a team member who can help you right away.

What To Expect During Your Furnace Inspection

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What Is a Furnace Inspection?

It is generally recommended that homeowners have a furnace inspection done once per year. But what exactly does this inspection entail? What are HVAC Technicians looking for when they inspect your furnace? 

When you hire an HVAC company to do your furnace inspection, they are essentially looking for any signs that something is currently wrong with your furnace and for warning signs that something could go wrong in the near future. 

Yearly furnace inspections are a great way to ensure that any small problem is found before it becomes a bigger issue. Professional technicians know how to find potential issues and fix them right away so that you don’t end up with a broken-down furnace on the coldest day of the year, or with a furnace that starts to leak carbon monoxide – which is a serious health hazard. 

Furnace inspections also ensure that your furnace is running efficiently. This helps keeps your energy bills down and ensures that you are getting the most out of your furnace.

What Happens During a Furnace Inspection?

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During a furnace inspection, your technician will take a thorough look at your furnace and walk you through any issue they find

As mentioned above, during your furnace inspection, a trained HVAC Technician will thoroughly look at your furnace and test various parts to make sure everything is safe and working as it should. If something is not working efficiently, they will look further to determine what is causing any performance issues or problems. 

Some things that an HVAC Technician may look at when inspecting and performing regular maintenance on your furnace include: 

  • Checking the safety controls are functioning 
  • Looking at the heat exchanger (which can cause a carbon monoxide leak if damaged) 
  • Checking the ventilation system 
  • Inspecting the electrical components 
  • Assessing any noises or checking on strange sounds the unit makes 
  • Checking all mechanical components like the belt, blower, etc. 
  • Clearing furnace exterior of accumulated debris 
  • Testing for any presence of carbon monoxide 
  • Resealing exterior venting penetration (if needed)
  • Checking & adjusting furnace gas pressure
To learn more about what is included in Service 1st’s maintenance plan, click here. The above list is by no means exhaustive. A professional HVAC Technician will ensure that every part of your furnace is looked after. They will also test various components to make sure that they not only look good but are functioning as they should. 

A yearly inspection & maintenance plan helps significantly reduce furnace breakdowns and gives you peace of mind knowing that your furnace is running as efficiently and as safely as possible!

What Is Typically Included in a Furnace Maintenance Plan?

A furnace inspection is typically part of an annual furnace maintenance plan. These plans are recommended as inspections, are very important to ensure the proper functioning of your furnace, and to ensure any problems are found as soon as possible. However, inspections are not the only thing that is included in a maintenance plan. 

When you choose a maintenance plan with Service 1st, there are many other benefits including: 

  • After-hours emergency diagnostic calls included at no charge
  • No overtime charges for repairs on weekends or holidays 
  • Up-front pricing on all repairs before any work is done
  • 15% discount on furnace repair services
  • 20% discount on furnace filter replacements
  • Extends the life of your equipment
  • Improved comfort and reliability 
  • Helps to reduce energy bills
And more – view our maintenance plans here. The benefits and features above are unique to Service 1st’s Maintenance Plan. If you live in another region and are working with a local HVAC company in your area, you will likely find that their maintenance plan also includes a variety of features as well as inspections.

Furnace Inspections & Maintenance: FAQ

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If you recently purchased a maintenance plan, are awaiting your first inspection, or aren’t quite sure if a maintenance plan is right for you, continue reading below to find out the answers to some commonly asked questions.

Is a furnace inspection worth it?

The short answer is yes! If you are working with a professional and reliable HVAC company, it is always worth it to invest in a maintenance plan and to perform regular inspections on your furnace. Your furnace is a wonderful piece of equipment that helps to keep you and your family safe and comfortable during the colder months of the year. 

However, damaged or broken furnaces do pose risks if they suddenly stop working or begins to leak carbon monoxide. Regular inspection and maintenance ensure that any minor problems with your furnace are caught before they become a bigger, more costly problem. Furnace inspections can help save you money in the long run by reducing the chance of paying for a major repair, keeping your energy bills lower, and reducing the need for an early replacement.

What happens if a problem is found during an inspection?

If your HVAC Technician determines that there is a problem with your furnace, they will let you know and provide you with information about what options you have moving forward. They will also be able to let you know if the problem is covered by your warranty. At Service 1st, we always provide our customers with upfront pricing before any work is done. It is also important to note that many furnaces require annual maintenance to be done in order for warranties to stay valid. Lack of regular maintenance may void your warranty.

How often does my furnace need to be checked?

It is recommended that regular maintenance and inspections happen once per year. As noted above, many furnaces require annual maintenance to be completed in order for your warranty to stay valid. Lack of yearly maintenance may void your warranty. Even if your furnace is no longer under warranty, yearly “check ups” are still recommended and are a great way to keep your furnace running well.

In Need of a Furnace Inspection in Cambridge? Rely on Service 1st

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Investing in a maintenance plan and completing regular furnace maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your furnace running smoothly all winter long. Service 1st has been helping homeowners in Cambridge and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. We offer the highest quality products and services and always stand by our work.

At Service 1st, we offer maintenance plans for all makes of furnaces for homeowners in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. We also offer emergency services, so if your furnace does end up needing a repair outside of your scheduled maintenance, we are always there to help.

When you work with Service 1st, you’ll never experience “sticker shock.” We provide all of our customers with upfront pricing before we complete any work. We value honesty, professionalism, and always provide homeowners with the highest quality products and services. We are an Elite Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer and have received the prestigious Circle of Champions award from Bryant.

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“Chris was absolutely amazing!! He took the time to explain exactly what my issue was with my furnace. Very knowledgeable and very patient in his explanations. Service 1st you have a valuable team player. Will definitely recommend Service 1st to family and Friends!”

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