Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your home heating system in top condition. Built up soot and debris can lead to a less efficient heating unit, which in turn leads to higher fuel consumption. Plus, annual maintenance greatly extends the life of your equipment.
The best time to clean and tune-up your heating system is in the Spring, following the heating season. It is at this time that the soot and residue build up is still soft and easiest to remove, which allows for a better cleaning. Your annual maintenance can be done at any time of year, however we recommend choosing a time to get it in top condition before needing to fire it up on a cold night! A properly maintained system increases fuel efficiency, is typically required to meet warranty mandates and extends the life of the unit.
When our Service Technician visits your home, they will take the following steps to assure your burner is performing at peak efficiency:
Test and adjust oil burner for maximum efficiency
Replace oil nozzle and filters
Brush and vacuum combustion chamber, flue passages and smoke pipe
Safety check limits and controls
Clean and inspect all burner components
Inspect oil tank, oil line and fittings
Inspect all heating system components
Perform a System Efficiency test
The Benefits of Cleaning your Burner Annually
Your system will last longer
It will increase fuel efficiency
It is less likely to break down in the middle of the winter
Lack of preventative maintenance may result in major service problems or void warrantees