Combustion Testing and Why It’s Important

  October 1, 2015      Jeff Rosenblum


As you may have noticed, there has been a slight chill in the air. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you all know what that means… furnace season is upon us. With the furnaces starting to be put into service, we need to be certain that they are operating safely. The annual tune up just isn’t complete without a combustion test.

Why is it so important to test the combustion of the equipment? Well, without testing, we cannot tell the homeowner that the furnace is safe at the time of service. Above anything, we want to be sure that the homeowner feels comfortable that their equipment is safe and efficient.

There is no better tool than a Combustion Analyzer. With the analyzer, we can test CO, CO2, O2 flue temperature, draft and several others. The tests can also help in diagnosing a bad
heat exchanger. The homeowner trusts us as technicians to be able to detect whether their furnace is functioning correctly and that it is safe to operate, and based on the readings taken with the combustion analyzer, we can do our part in making a homeowner feel safe, which is one of the best things we can do.

Jeff Rosenblum 
Technical Support
16 Years Industry Experience
Cell (330) 962-2491
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