Boiler and Furnace Tune Ups

A professional tune-up for your heating system includes multiple steps and actions that are best left to a trained technician. Our trained technicians performs tune-ups, understand and practice safety protocols and has the knowledge and ability to recognize problems before they cause a system failure.


For safety, tests are run to check airflow for carbon monoxide and to check for natural gas leaks. All electrical wiring is tightened and inspected. Safety controls will also be inspected for proper operation.

Mechanical Parts:

All moving parts will be lubricated. Upper and lower combustion vents, burners, blower motor and blowout heat exchanger are thoroughly cleaned.


The ignition system is tested for proper operation, and the temperature differences for supply and return registers are measured for proper function. Both the thermostat and thermostat contacts will be inspected for proper calibration and operation.

These are some of the tasks that our professional shell complete:

  • Clean the unit of dirt, dust and grime that affects performance.
  • Check the thermostat settings to ensure they are both energy-efficient and comfortable for your home.
  • Re-set the system’s specifications, as needed, according to manufacturer’s recommendations and checks all safety components including the limit controls.
  • Check all electrical connections, motors and controls for safety and proper function.
  • Inspects the oil connections, as well as pressure and burner combustion.
  • Check vents, drafts and flues for leaks. (Any ductwork leak can affect your heating efficiency, creating a loss of about 20-percent or more.
  • Perform safety inspection of the heat exchanger. (The heat exchanger needs to be professional inspected to ensure its physical integrity is not compromised, which can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the home.
  • Check the hydronic system for leaks. A small water leak may go unnoticed for a while but eventually causes a loss of pressure in the system, affecting efficiency.
  • Test for air flow. Restricted air flow affects efficiency and can lead to increased energy costs.
  • Check the condensate drain (if the system also includes central air or features a condensing heat system).

A comprehensive tune-up and inspection by a professional is essential for any age of heating system older models as well as new. Keep all tune-up records as proof of the inspection and service. These records may be needed if you have to file a warranty claim.

Safety tips:

Remember carbon monoxide (Co) is a colorless, odorless gas with the potential to poison humans and pets if it builds up indoors. Carbon monoxide can be deadly. Make sure you have a carbon monoxide or CO detector in your home near your bedroom. You should also consider installing additional detectors if you have a multi-level home. CO detectors should be tested monthly.