Tune-Up

HVAC technician performing air conditioner tune-up

Tune-ups keep your HVAC units humming along at peak performance. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average lifespan of an air conditioner is 15 to 20 years. Furnace units run about the same. Good preventative maintenance can ensure your units fall on the 20 year end of the spectrum, rather than tapping out early due to preventable issues. You’ll also save on costly repair costs by addressing problems before they occur. Plus, well-maintained systems are more energy-efficient – saving you big on your monthly utility bills. Savings all around!

We recommend scheduling a tune-up at least once per year, but ideally twice – once in the spring, then again in the fall. Contact Columbia Heating & Cooling to schedule your appointment and save!

19-Point Gas Furnace Tune-Up

  • Cycle the furnace
  • Blower – inspect assembly
  • Clean or change filter (customer supplied or purchased from contractor)
  • Verify limit operations
  • Measure and record delta T
  • Clean flame sensor
  • Clean and cycle condensate pump (90% or better EF)
  • Measure and record amp draw to blower
  • Measure and record amp draw inducer
  • Inspect flue pipe
  • Measure and verify ignition protocols
  • Clean burners
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Clean and adjust pilot assembly
  • Clean exterior
  • Measure and adjust gas pressure
  • Brush and inspect heat exchanger
  • Conduct bubble test for gas leaks
  • Vacuum burner compartment

11-Point Air Conditioner Tune-Up

  • Cycle the air conditioner
  • Test total refrigerant pressure
  • Test outdoor ambient temperature
  • Test indoor ambient temperature test
  • Test amperage draw on fan motors
  • Oil motors
  • Check integrity of electrical contactors
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check indoor coils (drain properly)
  • Inspect and wash outdoor coils
  • Change fuses

15-Point Gas Fireplace Tune-Up

  • Check and clean pilot assembly
  • Check igniter
  • Test thermocouple/pile voltage
  • Check and clean burners
  • Limited blower cleaning
  • Check current to gas control valve
  • Check for proper on/off switch and t-stat operation
  • Check gas pressure
  • Check for gas leaks
  • Ensure proper safety switch operation
  • Check vent for blockage
  • Check for spillage at flue
  • Check and clean glass door and gaskets
  • Check gas log condition (if applicable)
  • Check remote control functionality

It's tune-up time!

Keep your unit running at peak performance. Contact one of our HVAC experts today to schedule your service.