Even furnaces need a clean bill of health. When you schedule routine maintenance for your home furnace, you’ll receive certification for the completion of a carefully executed step-by-step process testing the safety and operational well-being of the system.

There are two vital aspects involved with check-ups. First, routine maintenance addresses the dangers of a damaged system, so you can avoid further issues. Second, they ensure your unit is working as best it should. Check-ups and certifications are not a process to be taken lightly. While units might appear to be functioning as well as ever, hard to detect issues, such as a crack in the heat exchanger, can cause carbon monoxide leaks. Combustable air exchanges need to be properly examined. Even improper storage of chemicals in the furnace closet are known to cause major damages to homes. There’s a formula to ensure your home avoids these dangers, and the checklist of safety and operational tests must be conducted by a qualified expert.

Check-up vs. Furnace Certification

Perhaps you’re familiar with furnace certifications with the purchase or sell of a home. All units, five-years or older, must obtain a furnace certification for the transaction to occur. More stringent inspection qualifications of full-furnace certification carry additional costs to meet jurisdiction guidelines. But truth be told, the only real difference between a certification and a check-up is the tests are done in the interest of the two parties involved in a real estate transaction, while check-ups are done for those currently residing within the home. Check-ups are equally as important, especially in homes with older units and are the best way to catch repairable issues early on.

While there are no state regulations in Colorado for who can conduct a furnace certification test, at Sensible Heating & Cooling, we recommend all homeowners be vigilant in inquiring about the HVAC company you hire with local government offices. Don’t be afraid to ask about the qualifications of the technician running tests on your home.

Sensible is licensed to complete furnace certifications and check-ups in the Denver Metro, and is happy to answer any specific questions you may have about the process. Call us at 720-876-7166 or send an email to dan@sensibleheat.net or phil@sensibleheat.net.

About Sensible Heating & Cooling

Sensible Heating & Cooling is Denver’s Premier Heating & Cooling company, offering a wealth of experience and knowledge in traditional HVAC, as well as alternative systems such as geothermal, heat pumps and boilers. To learn more about Sensible, visit http://sensibleheat.net/