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Furnace Maintenance

If you need maintenance on your furnace in Windsor Essex County, trust the heating experts at Absolute Comfort Control Services. Our technicians have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to complete problem-free maintenance of your existing furnace.

Importance of Routine Furnace Maintenance

Some homeowners feel that simply changing the furnace filter is enough to keep the furnace working properly. While a clean furnace filter can reduce how hard the furnace needs to work, only routine maintenance and cleaning of your furnace system will ensure energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and extended lifespan.

The life expectancy of a furnace is typically 10-20 years. When it is older, it should be tested to make sure the quality of the air in your home is clean. Malfunctioning or poorly vented furnace equipment is at greater risk of carbon monoxide leaks or build-ups in your home, which can be deadly. It’s not just your furnace we check, but your ductwork, vents, thermostats, furnace size, and air circulation to ensure they are working efficiently together. Deficiencies in these will cause increased breakdowns and energy costs.

An annual Furnace Maintenance is also required by most major manufacturers of Furnaces in order to honour your parts warranty.

Furnace maintenances should be done annually.  They can be done at any time, but we suggest September as being the Most Unexceptional time of year, before the demands of winter set in.

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Maintenance Checklist

  • Check Thermostat
  • Inspect Heat Exchanger
  • Check Motors (Lubricate if able)
  • Check Filter
  • Check/Clean Pilot or Flame Sensor
  • Check Safety Controls
  • Clean Burners / Adjust for Efficiency
  • Check Gas Piping for Leaks
  • Inspect Vent System
  • Check Heat Rise
  • Check Condensate, Clear Drains
  • Gas Input from Clocking Meter
  • Check that Humidifier Pad / Damper Open
  • Check Pressure Switch Reading
  • Camera Inspection When Necessary
  • Check Running Load Amps (RLA)
  • Check All Wiring & Connections
  • Check Manifold Gas Pressure
  • Check Complete Furnace Cycle
  • Locate & Identify Furnace Switch
  • Test for Carbon Monoxide (ppm FA)
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Your Questions About Furnace Maintenance

Homeowner FAQ

How often does a furnace need service?

Once a year. Most HVAC professionals agree that your furnace should be serviced at least once a year. Particularly in Windsor-Essex County’s climate, your furnace can sit for extended periods of time. 

How long does it take to service a furnace?

It will take approximately 1 – 2 hours to completely service your furnace. Our skilled technicians are trained to comprehensively service your HVAC system without cutting any corners.

What if I do not service my furnace?

Your energy bill will become more costly the longer you go without servicing your furnace. Residue build-up will require your furnace to work harder to heat your home. This will lead to more fuel consumption and costly repairs.

What are the signs of a dirty furnace?

Some common signs that your furnace needs to be cleaned include fluctuating temperatures, strange odours, unusual sounds, and poor indoor air quality. If any of these are a common occurrence in your home, it may be time to get your furnace serviced.

From Windsor-Essex Homeowners!

Customer Testimonials

Our A/C died during a heatwave and service showed up quickly and diagnosed the problem. Having had numerous repairs on our current system we decided to go with a new one rather than repair. Andrew showed up the next day in the AM and provided three options. We agreed upon a system that afternoon. Trevor and Jason showed up on time and had the new system up and running in about 2.5 hours the next day. They were polite and professional. The new unit is quiet, smaller, and more efficient. At each step of the process, I received an email reminding me of the visits. The job was tidy and some small adjustments in the position of the outdoor unit were accommodated. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

Christopher Brown

Windsor-Essex County

I was looking for a new company to service my furnace and Absolute Comfort was recommended to me. I wanted to have it done fairly quickly and they were able to accommodate the time and day
that I had open. The tech was punctual and performed the service very efficiently. In talking to him, I could see that he was very knowledgeable about what he was doing and he even had a couple of good tips for us that no one else had ever mentioned. When I first called to make the appointment for the furnace I also asked if they knew a company that could clean ducts in a high-rise condo building. I had been trying for a while to find a company that had powerful enough portable equipment to do the job. To my surprise, I was told that they themselves now performed this service with newly acquired
equipment suitable for high-rise apartment and condo buildings. They were able to schedule the duct cleaning crew to come out right after the furnace tech was done his servicing. I was very happy with both services and both teams cleaned up very well after themselves. A bonus was that their prices were very reasonable.

Christopher Brown

Windsor-Essex County

Technicians that came into our home were courteous, professional, and answered any questions we had. Highly recommended. We had furnace, air, and hot water tank install completed. Also, we had the ductwork cleaned. Our hot water tank was not scheduled for a week and a half when our old one quit. They sent out a crew to install the new one the same day! Great work by your team!

Jane & Tim Christensen

Windsor-Essex County

Great service. I was presented with multiple pricing and equipment options as well as several coupons that they had. They also provided very reasonable financing options. The time from me deciding to purchase the installation was only a few days and the installation was far quicker than anticipated. They were in and out within a couple of hours. Very personable staff, from sales to technicians, and everything is working smoothly.

Leland Harper

Windsor-Essex County

Our heat was not working this morning so a friend recommended I call Absolute Comfort! Not only was the service from Steve informative and friendly, but he was there within an hour of me calling! I have to say that it was some of the best services I have received for something like this, and I can’t wait to recommend your services to anyone that needs it. Prices are great too- bonus! Keep up the amazing work!

Marnie Edghill

Windsor-Essex County

Absolute Comfort Pro-tect Plan

Want Regular Maintenance Without the Stress?

Low Price of $44.95/Month*

Ask your Home Comfort Specialist the next time they are completing a service visit or contact our office for more information on the Pro-Tect Plan and how it can help you protect your HVAC system.

*Plus applicable taxes. Subject to Terms and Conditions.

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