Regular furnace maintenance can accomplish much more than simply preventing unexpected breakdowns. It can also help to keep your energy bills as low as possible, while protecting the safety of you and your family. If you would like to learn more about how an HVAC repair professional can improve your furnace, read on. This article will discuss the benefits of a gas burner adjustment.
The Basic Idea
Your furnace generates it heat inside of the combustion chamber. A fuel nozzle injects gas, which mixes with an air stream, before being combusted. In order to maximize the amount of heat being produced by this combustion, it is important that the ratio of gas to air is very precise. If not, incomplete combustion will lower the heat yield, while also allowing toxic substances to enter your exhaust flue. Should these substances find their way into your home, the results could be deadly.
Causes Of The Problem
Improper combustion is a problem that can be very difficult to notice–unless you happen to be an HVAC professional. That’s because your furnace will still appear to function normally. The difference is that it will have to run longer and consume more fuel in order to complete a given heating task.
In many cases, the problem has to do with the fuel nozzle. Over time, gunk tends to build up inside the tip of the nozzle, thus obstructing the flow of fuel. This can skew the gas-air ratio too heavily to the air side. Likewise, the problem may simply be the result of an improperly adjusted gas burner. This may mean that either too much or too little fuel is entering your combustion chamber.
If you would like to learn more about optimizing the performance of your furnace, please don’t hesitate to contact McKee Energy Solutions.