I pay yearly for my boiler to be serviced every year, I was told it
makes it much more efficient and pays for itself by cutting down on
fuel usage. I also wonder if it would be more economical to get a
Depends on your mileage. If you have oil as a backup you don't need
yearly service. If your house is well insulated you don't need yearly
service. If a furnace that has 4000 hours on it need service then one
that has 2000 thousand hours can go 2 years and one with 1000 hours can
go 4 years. Don't let them bullshit you.
In my area, you can't get a service call unless you have a service
contract. found that out the hard way one night when my igniter
failed. Hadn't been in the house long enough to have stashed away a
spare, had to stay up most of the night moving around space heaters to
keep everything from freezing until the stores opened in the AM.
In retrospect, I wonder if I'd cranked the thermostat up to 85 degrees
or something and then ran down real fast and lit the burners with a
fireplace match if that would have allowed me to heat the house up
enough to get a couple hours sleep before it cooled down enough to
force me to relight it, but I'd probably have blown myself up...
Strange area you live in. Certainly Id like all of my customers to be
service agreement customers but hell, I wont turn down a new customer.
Overtime always helps a little.
To answer your question, yes, you can turn it up and light it with a
match. Not always the safest thing to do but if you know what you are
doing, its the same as the igniter lighting them.
Again, I DONT recommend it but yes, it works.
Nope. Wrong. It all gets serviced annually. Read your
installation/service manual. Most are not even recommending and
requiring that they be serviced annually to keep your warranty in
effect. Its all in print. Read it for yourself.
AC and oil yearly, gas every few years unless the flame is not blue.
What gets overlooked is the AC coil inside, often it is sealed up but
mold and dirt will affect heating performance by reducing airflow.
Poor fitting air filters or cheap and neglected filters allow dirt to
pass through clogging things up
I am retired from the business and you should have any A/C and Heating
system check before you use them to make sure all is safe to operate.
When it comes to a extended service plan all I can say if you trust your A/C
& Heating company, the plan is good for you and for them but if you do not
trust the company then it can bite you on the butt. I would use them on some
simple jobs and then see if they were fair and honest to you.
Not only cracked heat exchanger but what about gas leaks, electrical
problems, bearings, over all condition of the furnace. In my years of
working on them you would be surprised in finding problems after only one
year. I have seen people stack cardboard box right up to the furnace and by
the time I got there the boxes had started in discoloring due to the heat
plus allot of the times you can find a small problem that can easily be
repaired before it turned into a large problem.
If you can check the flame condition them most likely you would not need a
service tech. but if you do not know about what your furnace and what to
look like then do not take a chance in letting your furnace go for a number
On your A/C I would recommend that you also have it checked once a year but
a way to save some money is have the service tech. show you what to look for
on your system. Now I know you will not have the gages and such but you can
tell alot about your system by touching the suction and liquid line and just
opening the control panel and looking inside.
You're still a friggin idiot Ransley. You still dont understand the
operation of fueled combustion.
I can put a furnace in your home with a hole in the heat exchanger big
enough to put your fat head through and I can still make it burn with
no CO. Then one cold night while you are asleep, the conditions are
just right (temp, humidity, etc) and all of a sudden the unit produces
enough CO to kill you in only a very short time
You really are a dangerous idiot.
Again I'll quote. Read your owners manual. Almost all will tell you to
have yearly maintenance and it can affect your warranty.
I really dont think all those manufacturers are putting that in print
because they feel sorry for us hvac guys and want us to line our
pockets with tune up money. Tune ups themselves are NOT money makers.
Take your tin-foil hat off Ransley. Its affecting your brain waves
beamed in from Mars.
So you say you can put in a furnace in a home with a big hole in the
exchanger, what kind of crooked hack are you, and tell us all how a Co
detector wont detect the leak, that would be interesting to know HOW
you can hide defective units. Tune ups are bull shit as to needing to
be done every year, as I said for Ng furnaces IF your air filter keeps
out dirt. Or keep dreamin and lying to yourself and clients to justify
your lack of business
Is that what you do Bubba, business is that bad you have to Bullshit
and LIE to all your customers their warranty is at risk, unless they
have you out every heat season turn on for a fee. Are you calling my
authorised AO Smith, Weil McLain and Lennox installers - dealers
incompetants, and that they putting me at risk.
BTW_ my mother was told she needs yearly maintenace on her gas
fireplace. I started to investigate
and found that many people never get one done. What is the deal with
this-? I live in apt and don't know
anything about this stuff. Is she getting ripped off ?
Thanks for all your comments.
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