What Happens During a Heating Maintenance Appointment?

As we discussed just last week, the time has come to begin thinking about having your heating system maintained. Though the weather may not be cool just yet, it’s only a matter of time before you realize that the nights have gotten chillier. Hopefully at that point you’ll be confident that your heating system is up to its job. But if you aren’t, then now is the time to schedule heating maintenance.

But what actually goes on during this visit? Any HVAC service provider will tell you that heating maintenance can save you money over the course of the year, but where’s the proof? We’ve shared below some of the steps that our technicians go through when conducting heating maintenance, to help you understand why and how this service saves you money.


When components of your heating system are dirty, they cannot perform as they should. If a coil in your heat pump has even a layer of dust on it, for example, it might be unable to absorb heat from the outside air. Additionally, a dirty furnace burner could be incapable of generating heat. Having a thorough cleaning performed will allow your unit to run as it should.


Sometimes, the components of your heating system must be adjusted since they can become loose or bent over time. This might include a bent flame sensor of a furnace, a loose furnace panel, or even a bent heat pump coil. Even if one small component is fault, the other components can start to struggle.


One of the most important steps of maintenance is the inspection portion. This is when our technicians look for any potential health and safety risks inherent with your heater. At this time we’ll let you know of anything in need of urgent repair so that you can schedule repairs as needed.

To schedule your Schererville, IN heating system maintenance appointment today, give Earl’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call.