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What Happens During a Furnace Home Inspection?

Furnace home inspection by Aire One technician.

An inadequately maintained furnace can break down unexpectedly and cost you money and time. However, getting your furnace inspected can help identify potential problems before they become expensive breakdowns. Getting a furnace home inspection allows for better every-day efficiency to help with rising energy costs, but most importantly to protect your health and safety. We always ensure our technicians will give your furnace and home a thorough safety inspection.

Our maintenance checks and any modifications we do can keep your family safe by detecting carbon monoxide leaks, reduce your monthly heating bills and prevent furnace breakdowns in the middle of the night.

How does it all being? We start with testing primary diagnostic checks: operating pressures, condensation systems, carbon monoxide (CO) levels, air handler temperatures, chimney flue for hazardous debris, manufacturer’s operating conditions, fan belt performance.

If any of these checks indicate a concern, we will perform up to a 22-point safety check to help ensure that your equipment is operating safely and efficiently before we leave your home. This checklist helps to improve air quality, prolong the lifespan of your equipment, ensure your furnace operates to manufacturer’s requirements, and reduces the hassle of unexpected and inconvenient breakdowns.  

Full Furnace Home Inspection Steps:

  1. Check all safety controls and wire connections
  2. Clean and inspect burners and burner compartment
  3. Visual inspection of heat exchanger
  4. Clean and check thermocouple and flame sensor
  5. Clean and check igniter, spark electrode, pilot
  6. Check filters and offer replacement (if needed)
  7. Remove and clean blower and test run capacitor performance
  8. Adjust dampers for heating and cooling mode
  9. Check and flush condensate drains and traps
  10. Inspect venting system for leaks, slope, support, debris
  11. Check for required service access and clearances to combustibles
  12. Check for adequate combustion air requirements
  13. Lubricate all moving parts
  14. Cycle furnace and monitor ignition and flame
  15. Check and record manifold pressure and clock input
  16. Check temperature rise and adjust blower speed as required
  17. Perform CO test on circulating air, free air, vent & record
  18. Test fuel line for leaks at appliance
  19. Check presence of gas pipe pressure
  20. Check for manufacturer’s installation and operation manuals
  21. Wipe down furnace and clean up around furnace
  22. Compare utility costs and equipment life expectancy with homeowner
  23. Check for CO alarm, blue flame certification
  24. Review and document results and recommendations with client

At Aire One, we always leave your home with your furnace operating as safely and efficiently as possible. Our teams of licensed and qualified technicians are experienced and knowledgeable to keep your running safely and effectively. We perform maintenance and service calls every day all over Southern Ontario. Contact us for your furnace home inspection today!

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