It happened yet again…the Wisconsin summer has come and gone too soon and we’re suddenly getting our Halloween decorations out.

That’s right, six-plus months of frigid temperatures are upon us. This means it’s time (or even overdue) to make sure your furnace is tuned-up and cleaned for when you need it most.

Why Get A Tune-Up?

You might be thinking, “Is it really worth it?” or, “It’ll be fine for one more year.”

Those thoughts could be costly.

Regular maintenance on your heating system helps to ensure the following:

  • Maximum safety – from carbon monoxide
  • Highest efficiency – saves you money
  • Peak performance – saves you money
  • Energy savings – saves you money
  • Extended equipment life – saves you money
  • Avoidance of costly breakdowns – you guessed it, saves you money

In order to make sure your home is comfortable and your bank account stays intact, West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning goes above and beyond with our 15-point service checks. Let’s take a look at what you can expect during these checks.

15-Point Service Check – Gas

Here’s what you can expect when one of our service technicians comes to your home to tune-up and clean your gas-fired furnace or boiler:

  1. Inspect heat exchanger
  2. Clean and adjust safety controls/pressure points
  3. Clean burners and controls
  4. Clean and adjust pilot assembly or flame sensor
  5. Adjust burner for efficiency
  6. Lubricate moving parts
  7. Clean and flush condensate trap and hoses
  8. Check filters
  9. Check flue pipe
  10. Check fan control
  11. Adjust pressure regulator
  12. Check furnace heat exchanger and perform temperature rise
  13. Check complete furnace cycle
  14. Electrically test ignition element
  15. Make necessary recommendations

15-Point Service Check – Oil

If you have an oil-fired furnace or boiler instead, here’s what your 15-point inspection will consist of:

  1. Clean flue pipe
  2. Clean element of safety control
  3. Clean burner and nozzle assembly
  4. Adjust and check the thermostat
  5. Check fan and limit control
  6. Oil the blowers and motors
  7. Check belt and adjust the tension
  8. Check and test set electrodes
  9. Check draft over-fire
  10. Check combustion
  11. Check oil filter
  12. Check nozzle
  13. Check oil pump pressure
  14. Check complete furnace cycle
  15. Make necessary recommendations


Consider tune-ups on your furnace (and all your home comfort systems) like going to the doctor for a check-up or changing the oil in your car. You hope there are no issues, but if there are, you’re sure glad you decided to take precautionary measures before it’s too late.

Take care of your furnace and it will take care of you.

Schedule an appointment with the trusted technicians at West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning today before you’re left in the cold. Our Comfort Maintenance Agreement can also help you save money year-round. We service all makes and models.