What Is Done During Furnace Maintenance?

September 17, 2021
Furnace Maintenance in Wheeling

You should schedule your furnace maintenance twice a year, once in the spring before you turn your air conditioner on and again in the fall before the heat comes on. Having regular maintenance can help to prevent issues that may cause your HVAC system to malfunction.

Inspecting the Parts of the HVAC System

When the technician arrives at your home, the first thing they will do is inspect both your indoor and outdoor units. This will include checking things like your pilot light, the fan motor of both units, and wiring. If there are any issues present, they can repair them. During the indoor inspection, the tech will check your thermostat for functionality.

The tech will also inspect all the registers to ensure that they work well and are free from obstruction. If one or more of your registers is closed or full of debris, this can create negative static pressure in your system. This issue causes your system to work harder, which not only will shorten the life of your unit but will cause your utility bills to increase.

Inspecting the Ductwork

The next thing that the technician will check is your ductwork. Rodents and other critters can get into your ductwork, and it can wear out over time. When you have holes in your ductwork, this can lead to air escaping. Your home will not be heated or cooled efficiently. If holes or other issues are found with the ductwork, the technician will recommend that you have this fixed quickly.


During the maintenance process, the technician will also clean your units. If the components get clogged with dirt and other debris, it can cause them not to function well. Cleaning will reduce the chances of breakdown and help to ensure that the unit will last for many years.

At CSL Climate Control Company, we offer a routine maintenance package that will ensure that your HVAC system works great all year long. We serve the Wheeling, IL, area and offer HVAC maintenance, repairs, installation, air cleaning, and radiant heating. Call us today for an appointment for routine maintenance of your HVAC system.

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