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What Does an HVAC Tune-Up Consist Of?

You may have read that air conditioners and furnaces need the occasional tune-up and it’s smart to call for one annually even if your equipment appears to be running. But what exactly happens during an HVAC tune-up? What will your technician be doing?

Furnace and Air Conditioner Tune-Ups ensure safety and proper operation for the upcoming season. Performing a tune-up will extend the life of your equipment and ensure you don’t experience unexpected and premature breakdowns. Below is a checklist that displays the items we inspect on your Furnace or Air Conditioner during a tune-up.

Furnace Tune-Up & Safety Checklist

  • Heat Exchanger Inspection (Visual)
  • Test & Inspect Inducer Motor (Amp Draw)
  • Test High Limit Control
  • Test Blower Motor (Amp Draw)
  • Test/Clean Flame Sensor (Micro Amps)
  • Ignitor (Ohms)
  • Inspect Electrical Connections
  • Test Capacitors (Rated vs. Actual)
  • Carbon Monoxide Test (ppm)
  • Check Safety Controls
  • Inspect Gas valve
  • Test Start Furnace/Boiler
  • Inspect Drain system
  • Inspect/Clean Burner
  • Check flue venting
  • Clean Furnace Compartments
  • Test Contactors
  • Test Thermostat
  • Gas Pressure (in WC)
  • Check Air filter

Air Conditioner Tune-Up Checklist

  • Test Contactor
  • Inspect Primary Drain Pan
  • Test Drain System
  • Test Blower Motor (Amp Draw)
  • Compressor (Start Amps & Run Amps)
  • OD Capacitor (Rated vs. Actual)
  • Test Thermostat
  • Duct Dampers
  • Clean Outdoor Cooling Coil
  • Inspect Low-Voltage Wiring
  • Blowout & Clean Drain Lines
  • Test OD Fan Motor (Amp Draw)
  • Blower Capacitor (Rated vs. Actual)
  • Refrigerant Levels
  • Inspect Electrical Connections

Schedule a HVAC repair anywhere in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area today by calling (651) 294-7798 or by requesting an estimate online.


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