It is of utmost importance to understand what factors affect your acceptable comfort zone. We have provided an easy reference guide that can be used to review with your contractor when he arrives for a service call. Complete the information below as best you can. Remember, you can always get assistance with any questions that you cannot answer.
Understanding Your Heating System
Find out when your heating equipment installed.
It is common practice that contractors will mark or put a sticker on your equipment stating the date of installation. This sticker is usually located near the model and serial number on the outside of the unit.
Identify Equipment Location:
Your boiler or furnace is usually located in the basement of your home or near a laundry area. Outside of your home, you can find the heat pumps which are used to heat and cool your home depending on the time of year.
Identify Emergency Switch or Breaker Location:
Switches are normally within five feet of equipment and breakers or fuses should be listed in your Electric Pannel
List the type of equipment used to heat your home:
- Fuel oil, electric, gas, Propane, Heat Pump.
- Heat pump Hybrid-electric, fuel
- Heat pump
Now that you have discovered the heating equipment, list the model number.
- If you use a furnace, remove the front door and at the upper side of the unit you should find the model number. It will be written on a “rating plate” sticker.
- You can find the model number of a heat pump listed on a “rating plate” sticker located above the back-where the pipes connections attach to the unit.
- The tag for a geothermal unit is typically found on the front of the unit.
- The tag for a Furnace and boilers unit are typically found on the front of the unit.is common practice that contractors put a sticker on your equipment stating the date of installation. This sticker is usually located near the model and serial number on the outside of the unit
Record the last cleaning and general checkup of your heating equipment.
- Look for the installation information and you should find a label with the date of your last check-up and cleaning service.
- This is always best to keep at the inside unit
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