What’s Included in an Annual Oil Fuel Heating Systems Tune-Up?

How to Keep Your Oil Fuel Heating System Running Smoothly!

An annual oil fuel heating system tune-up is an important part of maintaining the efficiency and performance of your system. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your system and reduce energy costs. Proper maintenance of your heating system can also keep you and your family safe by minimizing carbon monoxide exposure risk. So what’s involved in a yearly tune-up? Read on for a breakdown of the most common steps included in an oil fuel heating system tune-up.

What Is Included In An Oil Fuel Tune-Up?

When you call to schedule your oil fuel tune-up, make sure you get the essentials taken care of. Here is what to expect on your annual oil fuel tune-up. By having the team of professionals at Young’s Home Comfort service your Oil Fuel Heating System, you can rest assured it will be done correctly, and that you can depend on your heating system when you need it most. 

Filter Replacement 

One of the primary components of any oil fuel heating system tune-up is filter replacement. The filters should be changed at least once a year (or more often if recommended by your technician). Not only will replacing your filters help improve air quality in your home, but it will also reduce strain on the motor and keep dust and dirt from building up in the system. That means that you’ll save energy and money over time by avoiding expensive repairs caused by dirt or wear and tear! 


Inspection and Cleaning 

Your technician should also perform a thorough inspection and cleaning of your system during an annual tune-up. They’ll check all moving parts for damage or wear, look for any signs of rust or corrosion, clean out any debris from the burner area, and check the filter to make sure it’s free of obstructions. By inspecting each component of your system, they can identify any potential problems before they become too serious, potentially saving you time and money in costly repairs down the road! 


Testing Efficiency 

Another important part of an oil fuel heating system tune-up is testing its efficiency. Your technician will measure how much fuel is being used to heat your home, and compare it to industry standards for similar systems. This helps them determine if there are any issues with airflow or other problems that could be causing your system to run less efficiently than it should be. If these issues go unaddressed, it can mean higher energy bills for you! 


Other Aspects Of An Oil Fuel Heating Systems Tune-Up  

Below, is a more detailed look at some of the specific parts assessed in an annual Oil Fuel Heating System tune-up. Cleaning the Burner Assembly, Checking the Flue Pipes, Tightening Connections, and Testing Components are all important aspects of your tune-up. Here is a closer look at each.


Cleaning the Burner Assembly 

During a tune-up, technicians will clean the burner assembly to remove any dirt or debris that may have built up over time. This helps keep your system running smoothly and prevents future clogs or malfunctions. The technician will also inspect the burner assembly for signs of wear and tear, letting you know if any repairs need to be made. 


Checking the Flue Pipes 

The technician will also check all flue pipes for signs of rust or corrosion, as well as any blockages that could be preventing exhaust gasses from flowing properly through the pipes. This is especially important because it ensures that harmful fumes like carbon monoxide are not entering your home. If any damage is found, it’s important to fix it right away so as not to cause further problems down the line. 


Tightening Connections & Testing Components 

Your technician will look for loose connections in order to avoid potential leaks or other issues down the line. They will then test each component of your system individually to make sure they are functioning properly. This includes testing igniters, vents, filters, pumps and more. Anything that could potentially cause problems with your oil fuel heating system should be checked during a tune-up. 


A Young’s Home Comfort Boiler Tune-Up Also Includes:


  • Thorough inspection of oil burner and entire heating service system
  • Cleaning of the nozzle assembly
  • Vacuuming of heating plant and chimney base
  • Lubrication of motors
  • Conditioning or replacing of strainer and filter(s)
  • Inspection of controls and switches
  • Adjustment of burner for maximum efficiency
  • Helpful tips if your oil burner fails to operate

Checking Your Oil Fuel Burning Tank 

We also recommend an Oil Tank Inspection to those with oil-burning furnaces. These simple maintenance costs are much cheaper than the $2000 – $7000 (plus installation costs) it could cost if you need a new oil burner


Ready For Your Oil Fuel Heating System Tune-Up?

Annual oil fuel heating system tune-ups are essential for keeping it running smoothly and efficiently all year long. It’s important to hire a qualified technician who can properly inspect all parts of your system and make necessary repairs or adjustments if needed. Doing this can help save you money in energy costs while helping you avoid costly repairs down the road. Call the team of professionals at Young’s Home Comfort today!