Gas-fired appliances like furnaces, boilers, and water heaters create gases as a byproduct of the combustion process. In order for these appliances to work safely, they must be vented properly and maintain a proper draft to make sure the gases exit your home. A safe burn is represented by having the correct mixture of oxygen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. An improper mixture can mean poor performance of your system and, even worse, a safety concern. According to the heating experts at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc., these components can only be checked by using a combustion analyzer.
Your gas furnace is manufactured to repeatedly and automatically ignite its burners throughout the winter, maintaining a comfortable temperature in your commercial property. To accomplish this safely and efficiently, the right amount of combustion gases must be present.
A combustion analyzer measures the amount of carbon monoxide, the amount of oxygen, and the temperature of the flue gas in your furnace or boiler. This information is important for the following reasons:
- Levels of carbon monoxide outside of the manufacturer’s guidelines can be dangerous.
- If there is an imbalance or abnormality in the measurements, it helps the technician zero in on the underlying problem. Some hidden problems are impossible to diagnose without a combustion analyzer.
- It provides an accurate measure of the efficiency of your furnace.
- It reveals issues related to over-firing and under-firing. Both cause poor performance and shortened lifespan of your equipment, if not corrected.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Combustion and draft, or proper ventilation, should be checked every year to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your gas-fired appliances. Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. is proud to offer customized service agreement plans tailored to each of our individual customer’s needs in the Indianapolis, IN, area. Our main priority is to keep your equipment functioning well in order to support your business operations. Contact us today at (833) 235-9260 to schedule a maintenance appointment with one of our friendly and professional technicians.