Heater Maintenance in San Jose
Keep Your Home Warm and Comfortable All Year Long
Most homes today are equipped with boilers, heat pumps, or furnaces. Although they work differently, they all serve to heat the home or building, and they should all undergo regular maintenance at least once a year. The way we will service your heater depends on what type of heater you have in your building. Here is a bit of information about the different types of heaters and how we go about servicing each:
- Boiler maintenance
As their name suggests, boilers function by boiling water. They use a fuel, which is typically a natural gas, to heat water and then allow it to flow through the pipes and into the radiators in the home. This process is what creates the heat that warms the inside of the home. When your boiler system is functioning properly and is well-maintained, it can make the difference between a comfortable building and a costly breakdown.
During your boiler servicing appointment, we will work to make sure your boiler is running at peak efficiency. At your visit, we will typically begin by cleaning the heat exchanger to eliminate deposits and buildup. This means that heat will be able to move more effectively throughout the system, which results in energy savings for you. We will also examine the safety devices to make sure the piping and components are working properly. Another duty we will perform during this time is inspecting the venting and performing a combustion analysis.
- Heat pump maintenance
Regular heat pump maintenance will help protect the heat in your home or building to make sure you can stay comfortable all year long. When you schedule a maintenance appointment, we will make sure your system is running efficiently. Heat pump maintenance is important because it helps prevent damage to the compressor and other components and reduces risk of expensive repairs down the line.
During a heat pump maintenance appointment, our HVAC technicians will inspect the ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt, obstructions, and damage. We will clean the indoor coil, which extracts heat from the air and adds it to the refrigerant. We will also clean the drain pan, which is designed to catch the water that drips off the coil. Next, we will clean the drain line, which helps remove condensation and prevents leaks. Lastly, we will diagnose and seal any leaks in the ducts, as well as any other issues that might be going on with your heat pump.
- Furnace maintenance
Regular furnace maintenance will keep your heater running as efficiently as possible, which will make your home more comfortable and save you money on energy bills. These benefits are similar to the benefits you can experience from boiler and heat pump maintenance, but the process of this visit looks a bit different. The main goal of furnace maintenance is to check the system’s important components and clean, test, and lubricate them as needed. During the visit, an HVAC technician from Aquinas HVAC Inc. will perform the following steps:
- Examine the vent system and air intake grilles to remove blockages
- Examine the heat exchanger for concerning signs of wear and tear
- Examine the blower to remove debris
- Examine the blower motor and test its amp draw, which is simply a measurement of the power a blower motor consumes when it is pushing air throughout the system
- Examine the electrical connections
- Tighten electrical connections and replace damaged wiring if applicable
- Check the burner and flame sensor
- Check the belts for wear and tear or other signs of damage
- Examine the thermostat and fix any issues
- Lubricate the various parts of the heating system
- Examine the air filter
- Clean the air filter
- Replace the air filter if necessary
- Examine the system’s safety controls and startup cycle
Our professional technicians are experienced, efficient, and trusted to deliver quality HVAC services in the San Jose area. To get the regular maintenance your heater needs and keep your home comfortable, call Aquinas HVAC Inc. at (408) 413-2053 or contact us online.
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