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Furnace Maintenance vs Heater Maintenance

It may not get extremely cold in Texas, but we all know not to underestimate the winter season! Every Texas homeowner wants to be ready for whatever comes our way, and that includes preparing our heating systems for high usage.

At Air Tech of Humble, we want to be your top source for heating information and services. That includes covering the unique differences between caring for your heater and your furnace. Keep reading for more information on heater maintenance!

Are Heaters And Furnaces The Same Thing?

“Heater” is the umbrella term covering all residential heating systems, but “heater” can also be used to refer to central heating systems commonly found in Texas. A heater as part of an HVAC or heat pump system is usually combined with the cooling system into one air conditioning unit. On the other hand, a furnace is a stand-alone heating unit that uses some kind of fuel to produce heat (gas or electricity are the most common).

This means that typical heating maintenance for air handlers and outdoor units isn’t the same thing as maintenance to a furnace! The first step to your heating maintenance is to find out which kind of system you have installed in your home.

Central Heating Maintenance

To complete central heating maintenance, both the indoor and outdoor units need to be evaluated for function. The compressor, refrigerant levels, blowers and motor are all essential components to the heating system. The air handler inside is also important, and you air ducts should be checked as well.

During professional heater maintenance, a seasoned expert will use their knowledge to look for any premature wear and tear as well as any looming repairs that can be addressed ahead of time. They know how to evaluate and test the inner workings of your outdoor unit, clean away and grime or debris and even change your air filter if you need assistance with that.

Furnace Maintenance

Technicians approach furnaces with the same rigor, but they pay attention to some additional components. Since your furnace heats the air using the combustion process or heating elements instead of refrigerant, it needs a careful eye to assess it. It’s important that natural gas is not allowed to escape the furnace due to deterioration or damage because it can form a major leak in your home and pose serious health risks.

Technicians can also use special equipment to vaccuum and clean out all the delicate inner workings inside your furnace. They’ll also check the pilot light and the flue for proper ignition and ventilation.

Professional Services Are Safest

There are several things you can do to keep the area around any heating unit neat and clean, but a professional tune-up appointment is always recommended to keep your home safest and most efficient. When winter comes, don’t be stressing about the performance of your heater! Invest in a maintenance appointment to make sure your heater of furnace is working properly.

In the event that heater repairs or a furnace replacement are necessary to support your home during the colder months, the valuable data collected from your maintenance appointment can guide the way. Depending on how your current heating system meets the demands of your home, you may decide to upgrade your heating unit to a higher-efficienct unit or a system that matches your needs more accurately.

Keep Cozy With Air Tech of Humble

Heater maintenance is proven again and again to be extremely beneficial for your heater and your home. No matter what kind of heating system you have at home, trust the experts at Air Tech of Humble to take your tune-up seriously. For heater maintenance that makes a difference, call on our team today!

Why Choose Us?

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If the compressor in your air conditioner fails twice in the first 5 years, we will install a complete and new condensing unit. If the heat exchanger in your furnace fails in the first 10 years, we will install a new furnace.
If your system breaks down during the first year and leaves you without heating or cooling, we will be there within 24 hours or we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Extremely Professional

This is the 2nd time we’ve used Elite and I can honestly say they will continue to be my go to company when it comes to heating and AC repairs. They are extremely professional, quick service times, and affordable, even for this single momma! Thank you again for saving us during this chilly winter.

Amy F.

Elite Service and Great Pricing!

My technician Michael Ford was very knowledgeable and he made sure everything was working effectively. Michael was very professional and customer friendly. From the first day I started service the customer service has always been great. I would definitely recommend Elite because they are definitely going to give Elite service and great pricing!

Sharon B.

Very Honest and Thorough

Very honest and thorough. From the first contact with the scheduler to updated communication for appointments, very professional. Michael provided us different options to address system issues and charges were reasonable. 5 of 5 stars in service, highly recommend

Chris A.