Your Pioneer Annual Equipment Service Report Card and What It Means
Posted: March 22, 2017
Part Two of a two-part post
In our last blog, we talked about how important it is to maintain your heating system every year – along with some of the performance areas we measure in Pioneer’s Annual Equipment Service Report Card (included as part of all our high-value Service Plans).
This week we’ll talk about the remaining measurements we take when we come for our yearly maintenance visit.
The Pioneer Annual Equipment Service Report Card – What we measure, Part Two
- Smoke – This measures how much soot (i.e. how many carbon particles) is contained in the air flowing from your heating system’s exhaust. A higher-than-normal concentration of soot indicates incomplete combustion, which requires additional service. Avoiding soot buildup can prevent more costly repairs later.
- Carbon monoxide (CO) – This measures the amount of CO produced by your heating system. A properly operating heating system is very safe, but a poorly maintained or malfunctioning system can produce a dangerous amount of CO. We measure carbon monoxide levels to make sure there is no cause for alarm.
- Combustion efficiency – This measures how much heating bang you’re getting for your fuel buck: the higher the efficiency number, the more value you are getting. System efficiency ratings can vary by the type of system you have, the fuel that powers it, and the age of your equipment.
As you can see, “that guy in your basement” is doing a lot of important things when he pays you a visit to maintain your heating system – which is why it’s so important to do it every year. You’ll keep your heating system running better for longer – with fewer hassles in between.
Spring is the perfect time for Annual Equipment Service! Contact us today to beat the crowd and keep your equipment running at its best.