An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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August 2021

Getting a tune-up for your heating system is a little like getting a tune-up for your car. It helps ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. At Scott Energy, we recommend that every system get a tune-up once a year, no matter the age of the unit, because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We strongly encourage you to schedule this preventive maintenance as soon as possible in the fall every year.

So what exactly is a heating system tune-up? We’re glad you asked!

When your Scott Energy technician comes to your home, he’ll be conducting a thorough inspection, cleaning and testing of your heating system. Here’s a partial list of the work that will be performed:

  1. Overall examination of the system from a preventive maintenance perspective.
  2. Visually inspect accessible areas of oil tank including legs, leg brackets and fittings.
  3. Inspect and clean fuel circuit including oil filter and fuel pump. 
  4. Clean and inspect electrodes and nozzle assembly; replace nozzle.
  5. Clean and inspect flue pipe and draft stabilizer; visually inspect chimney.
  6. Vacuum and inspect accessible areas of heat exchanger and chamber.
  7. Test all limit controls; verify proper operation and safety timing.
  8. Perform complete combustion test and record efficiency rating.

A tune-up not only improves the reliability and efficiency of your system, it can also reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Schedule your Scott Energy tune-up today!