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You’ve probably heard the phrase “It’s Check Up Time” at some point recently. Of course, you’re probably more focused on the phrases “Play ball!” or “Touchdown!” at this point in the year. While no one wants to rush football or baseball season, it is time to think about getting sn annual heating system check because you don’t want to be left with a broken heater this winter. There are some tasks you can perform at home before you call the experts here at Essig to perform a thorough maintenance:

  • Clean it: Dirt is a furnace’s biggest enemy. If it gets into the system, it can cause it to waste fuel and overheat.
  • Check the pilot light to make sure that it’s on and if it’s not try relighting it.
  • Check that the flue has a clear vent path to the outdoors with no gaps or dents.

Why You Need a Heating System Check

Manufacturers suggest you get annual maintenance on your furnace to keep it in good, working order when you need it most. Aside from that, though, it’s common for furnaces to develop problems throughout its life. You don’t want those problems to occur smack dab in the middle of winter so it’s best to get them looked at now. Some of those common heating system problems are:

  • Air flow problems
  • Dirty or clogged filters
  • Ignition control issues
  • Thermostat malfunctions

What a Heating System Check by Essig Can Do for You

We have all the right tools and equipment to do a complete inspection of your furnace to prevent you and your family from having any heating problems this winter. With our 22-point check list, we don’t leave anything to chance. Here’s a brief sampling of the tasks we would perform in your home:

  • Check all safeties and limits
  • Check amp draw on blower motor
  • Check and calibrate the thermostat
  • Check and adjust gas valve, if necessary
  • Check chimney

None of those 22 points are left unchecked. If you’re ready for your annual heating system check, call Essig today!

About Essig

Since 1938, Paul W. Essig, Inc. has been recognized as the plumbing expert in Berks County. Over the last 70 years, we’ve expanded our services to include heating, air conditioning, drain maintenance and installation, water conditioning and electrical. And we’re proud to deliver the same level of expertise and professionalism we have established in plumbing, to these other areas.

Essig has built a standard of outstanding service and our commitment to excellence begins with your call. Our highly trained technicians will determine the best solution for your situation and you can be confident that you’ll be presented with price options whenever possible. When you call Essig, you can rest assured that your emergency is our emergency. Our customers know that we’re available 24 hours a day. So whether it’s a clogged drain, leaking pipe or malfunctioning heat or air conditioning unit, we’re there for you when you need us the most.