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Furnace Maintenance

March 1, 2021

Maintaining Your Furnace

General Heating Maintenance and specific furnace maintenance service are the most important actions any home or building owner can take. It will ensure the ongoing efficacy of your heating system and the safety of your family, renters, or employees. Furnace systems are vital to the proper function of any living or working structure because they not only keep the interior atmosphere comfortable, but they are sometimes linked to the plumbing and hot water systems as well. When we turn on the tap to enjoy hot water or when we adjust our home or workplace thermostats, we expect these things to function correctly. If these mechanical systems are not functioning properly, they may be overdue for a checkup.   Point Grey Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Maintenance Professionals are expertly trained and experienced in servicing all heat and hot water systems for homes, offices, and industries. Furnace and water-heating systems come in all shapes and sizes and no matter what the age or design of the unit, we can help keep it functioning at peak efficiency. These are primary functioning appliances in any habitable building and working on them takes trained technicians like us, however, there are a few things you can do on your own which will assist in the longevity of these appliances.   Checking for leaks, monitoring pressure-gauges, changing air and water-filters, and keeping your water and electrical lines clean and protected from major shifts in temperature can all increase the lifespan of your appliances. These easy to do steps, when performed regularly will save you grief down the road. Preventative maintenance will insure against monetary loss due to either having these systems serviced more often than necessary, or not having them serviced at all, leading to possibly dangerous and certainly expensive catastrophe. To have your questions answered or to book an appointment, give us a call anytime. We are always happy to help, provide estimates, or book a visit, and our team of experts is ready to go at a moment’s notice for any emergency needing immediate attention.  

Service My Furnace

A cold fact of this world is that nothing is permanent and, though we try to maintain mint condition, machinery breaks down, parts become worn, units become out-dated and, unfortunately, sometimes things need to be replaced altogether. If you have found yourself in the position of needing some professional service, we have you covered. All of this comes part and parcel with life, so it makes sense that Furnace Service is an absolute necessity if you want things to keep running smoothly.   Regular maintenance is a must for systems to function properly and for people to remain safe and comfortable in their homes and businesses. It is common practice to have one’s furnace serviced annually and, aside from regular maintenance, there are a few things you can do to prolong the life and preserve the health of your heating system. In the warmer months, we tend to turn our systems down or even off. These prolonged periods of inactivity can cause moving parts to get gunked up and stop working. Valves may dry or seize, and gauges may indicate one thing while another thing is going on. So, it is important to fire the system up from time to time as an added bit of operational insurance. Keeping a close eye on that pressure gauge is also something that may assist in longevity and protect against calamity. By simply monitoring your gauges, you will be able to address any root-causes of funky conditions before these issues get out of control. Bleeding your radiator is also something that becomes necessary from time to time. If your gauge is off or if your radiator is a mixture of temperatures, it might mean that there is some air locked up inside. Simply manipulate the release mechanism and let the air out and, while you are at it, you can remove the fan and give it a good once-over.   Next time you have us over, we will be more than happy to run through some of these procedures so you are sure to perform home maintenance safely and correctly. Please feel free to call us any time and we will be there to assist with all of your furnace servicing requirements, it’s what we do.  

Emergency Furnace Repairs

Heat Repair is one thing, and we are always happy to keep you comfy in your home or office, but sometimes catastrophe strikes and you find yourself in need of emergency furnace professionals. Complex systems and appliances are constantly under pressure to perform and, now and then, they decide to pack it in. Even though you may have remained vigilant in your attempts to keep it up and running and may have done a fantastic job at regularly monitoring the different components of the unit, adjusting as outlined, these mechanical systems are impermanent and, when they degrade or parts wear thin, they break down, sometimes in quite an extreme fashion.   Sometimes emergencies happen that are pretty darn awful and are potentially hazardous. If something happens to your water or electrical systems and there is a mess such as water and electricity meeting in the middle, you have trouble. Maybe you have noticed that you have a major leak which is now sinking into your floors and seeping up the walls, wrecking everything touching the ground, or heaven forbid, you smell gas, it is strongly suggested for the safety of everyone that you turn off the water to the structure and shut down the electrical system immediately. Until we can get there, diagnose the problem and get it fixed, your emergency site is a lot safer powered down, so if this is the case, do not let pride get in the way of common sense.   There are so many potential threats going on in this world from one minute to the next, that the last thing any of us want to do, especially not a responsible home or business owner, is to create a much bigger problem. We offer 24/7 emergency services for anything from a broken water line to potentially life-threatening situations, and, with more than 20 years of experience, we are the ones you want to call.  

Furnace Maintenance Cost

Boiler Maintenance and repairs are necessary components of owning and operating a liveable or workable structure and, as with all things bought and sold, they cost money. Not only are our prices competitive but we also pride ourselves on being the best in the business and our service is above reproach.   When you find that you are up against a job you cannot tackle on your own, it is always wise to reach out to the certified professionals who are trained in effectively dealing with these things. If you have taken responsibility and continued to maintain the cleaning and efficient functioning of your appliance, the annual service call may be the only one you ever have to make. However, many times when we get a call for service, we are walking into an annual overhaul, which may cost a bit more and, though we try to be as prepared for these moments as possible, it may take us a day or two to get a specialized or custom part.   Regardless of the type of furnace or boiler you have, we can service it and maintain it. When something inevitably breaks, we can fix it, and it will be worth every penny spent. If there is nothing hazardous about the unit’s malfunction, it may be something as simple as a pilot light out, a faulty or damaged thermostat, a blown fuse or the control-valve has locked up. These are the types of things that regular and inexpensive maintenance can take care of and we assure you that it is a lot less expensive than letting these things go to wreak who knows what kind of havoc.  

Furnace Maintenance Near Me

We have been serving properties residential, commercial and industrial throughout the Greater Vancouver, Richmond, and Surrey areas for decades. Not only are we familiar with the region and are aware of the highs and lows of our four seasons, but we know what the most effective water and climate control equipment is available and how to keep it up and running smoothly and efficiently. Again, whether you are running gas or electric, furnace or boiler, fuel oil, coal, wood, or electric resistance, our dedicated team of experts will keep your system running smoothly, and at the right price.   We serve Vancouver south, north, and west, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, White Rock, the Tri-Cities, New Westminster, and Burnaby. We are never far away, and you can trust that our trained experts will be there when you need us to be, ready to tackle the job. With the experience and dedication we bring and the guarantee we offer, which is always bonded and insured, it pays to have Tap-Roots on your speed dial. Going with someone else, though they may only charge you a case of beer, is not the wise move with important work such as this.   So, any time you find yourself in a pickle, contact Tap-Roots Plumbing & Heating Ltd. for your furnace maintenance done right so it will not cost you an arm and a leg down the road.

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