A yearly furnace inspection is an excellent way to extend the life of your furnace as well as ensure energy efficiency which can result in cost savings in both the short and long term. Choosing a reputable service provider and understanding what to expect can help you ensure you get a quality furnace inspection and ensure you’re reaching your goal of keeping warm, extending the life of your furnace and saving (not wasting) money. Tips for Getting Ready for Your Furnace Inspection:
  • Go with a licensed, experienced company. The lowest price available is not the way to go here.
  • Get an understanding of what the furnace inspection will entail. Cross-reference with this list to make sure you’ve got all bases covered.
  • Understand the price. Furnace inspections can range from $85-$200 based on the service provider and your unique needs.
Here’s a sampling of the type of information a quality furnace inspection will provide:
  • Vent system – checked for blockage or leakage.  
  • Blower access doors – checked for a tight seal.
  • Fresh air intake grills and louvers – checked for blockages.
  • Heat exchanger – checked for signs of corrosion.
  • Burners – checked for proper ignition, burner flame.
  • Drainage system – checked for blockage and leaks.  Cleaning and refills should be included.
  • Blower wheel – checked for debris and cleaned if necessary. Amp-draw test should be conducted on the blower motor.
  • Wiring – checked for corrosion and damage.
  • Filters – checked and cleaned.
This list may vary depending on your furnace type, manufacturer requirements and your HVAC service provider’s recommendations, and this is a good starting point to use when scheduling your furnace inspection. Angie’s List reports that HVAC experts attribute 75 percent of no-heat, emergency service calls in the winter to a lack of furnace maintenance. The last thing anyone wants to deal with is a heater malfunction when it’s cold outside! Furnace inspections can prevent this type of costly and disruptive event in addition to ensuring your furnace is working as efficiently as possible – saving you money in many ways. When you’re ready to schedule your furnace inspection in Mobile or the surrounding areas, Air Specialty is standing by to assist. Our technicians are NATE-certified and, for over 25 years, we’ve proudly offered quality repair, installations and maintenance. Schedule your furnace inspection with a service provider that is committed to quality and customer service today.
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