Furnace Tune Up


Have you ever wondered what repair technicians are actually doing when they’re called to tune up your furnace? That’s totally fair. You’re probably not an HVAC expert, and it’s easy to get paranoid that you’re being taken for a ride when you don’t have the knowhow to question the expert.  GALVEZ AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION INC. wants you to trust us completely when you call us for help. That’s why we’re breaking down our signature 20 point furnace tune up, step-by-step. When you call us with any furnace job, this is exactly what we do.

20 point Furnace Tune Up​

Air conditioners work by circulating the air in your home through the air conditioning unit. As air passes through the unit, the refrigerant contained in the unit cools the air. Then, the unit blows the cooled air back out into the home.

If something is wrong with the cooling component of your HVAC, the easiest way to tell is by letting it cycle. If something goes wrong during the cycle, we’ll be able to isolate and fix the problem.

If your furnace isn’t heating properly, it might just be because it’s not properly communicating with the thermostat. If the furnace doesn’t receive the thermostat setting, it won’t know how when it’s supposed to heat your home.

Calibrating the thermostat ensures that the furnace is receiving your instructions and heating your home to the exact temperature you specify.

If your gas-powered furnace isn’t receiving gas, it can’t function. Worse, your gas pipe or valve may have sprung a leak, which is dangerous. By inspecting these elements right away, we make sure you don’t have to worry about that.

Gas needs to burn to provide fuel. To burn, gas needs to be ignited. If your furnace can’t ignite its gas, it can’t create heat.

We make sure the ignition is firing at the proper time and with the proper force to ignite the gas and kickstart the heating process.

Your furnace should be hitting the desired temperature at a specific time, determined by several factors including the size of your house, the age of the furnace, and the temperature desired.

By checking the temperature rise, we can figure out whether or not your furnace can do this. If it can’t, knowing the rise rate will help us find and solve the reason why not.

If your furnace isn’t raising the temperature as effectively as it could be, it could be because the gas burners are dirty or maligned. Cleaning and re-adjusting the burners will solve this possible problem.

Flame sensors make sure gas only enters the furnace when a flame is present to ignite and burn it. If gas got into the furnace any other time, it could build up and become dangerous. If the flame sensor doesn’t detect a flame, it turns off the furnace.

When a flame sensor gets dirty, it might fail to sense a flame even if it’s there. Then, it turns off your furnace even though nothing’s wrong! We clean the flame sensor thoroughly and make sure it’s working.

Malfunctioning controls can make your furnace ineffective or even dangerous. Our technicians make sure all the controls on the furnace unit are doing what they’re supposed to.

A gas leak in the area around your furnace could lead to a dangerous and property-damaging explosion.

We check the gas line from the point it enters the furnace all the way to where it enters your home, to make sure you don’t have a leak anywhere.

Warm air can’t circulate throughout your house if your blower assembly isn’t working right. Blowers need to be periodically lubricated and adjusted to maintain maximum efficiency.

Operating the blower allows us to see any problems and gives us a good idea of how to fix them. Then we can make sure your blower is maintained and effective.

Carbon monoxide is a gas produced by burning carbon products in oxygen-deprived environments. It’s highly toxic and very dangerous to inhale.

The furnace’s exhaust system usually filters out carbon monoxide safely; we make doubly sure it’s doing its job effectively, so your furnace is not producing or circulating the gas through your house.

After we’ve completed the first eleven steps and solved any problems encountered, we also visually inspect and, if necessary, repair the following:

Your HVAC’s air filters make sure airborne pollutants don’t circulate through your home by blocking them during the air cycling process. Over time air filters get dirty with blocked pollutants and need to be replaced.

A heat exchanger allows heat to transfer from one liquid or gas to another, without the two liquids or gases coming into direct contact. The primary heat exchanger is how your furnace’s lets heat and not gas into the processed air.

The primary heat exchanger is the primary way furnaces transfer heat into the air in your home. We make sure it’s doing its job correctly.

Most furnaces have two heat exchangers, to transfer heat more efficiently. Secondary heat exchangers are usually at a higher risk of damage than primary exchangers, because they’re smaller.

We make sure to check both heat exchangers for problems or damage, every time.

Oxygen is required for ignition and burning. Your furnace’s combustion air intake lets oxygen directly into the furnace, so that gas burning is possible. Exhaust piping collects the excess emissions from combustion and vents them through a pipe leading outside.

GALVEZ AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION INC.  inspect the combustion intake and exhaust piping to ensure both are correctly transferring air in and out of the furnace.

Furnaces use electricity to communicate with the thermostat and to start and control furnace functions. GALVEZ AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION INC.  inspect and maintain these electrical connections, in order to ensure they are working properly.

Printed circuit boards connect electronic components using conductive tracks and pads etched into the board from copper sheets. They ensure effective transference of electricity to all electrical connections in the furnace and make sure electricity is flowing to the proper electrical connections.

We make sure your circuit boards are performing effectively and aren’t under too much strain.

We observe the blower assembly in action to make sure it’s working earlier in the process, but we give it a second glance while it’s not operating now. This inspection lets us know if the blower assembly is damaged, old, or under strain.

The draft inducer assembly uses a fan to pull air through the heater exchangers and sends it through the vent piping. It prevents carbon monoxide build up and relieves pressure.

We make sure the assembly, including the fan and the electrical connection running it, is working properly and efficiently.

Furnaces generate condensation during normal operation. This condensation drains out of the furnace via the condensate drain line.

If the condensate drain line gets blocked, condensation will build up inside the furnace and become an efficiency or safety issue. We clear the condensate line to ensure condensation drains properly.

Customer Reviews

  • positive review  Amazing service! Our AC unit started blowing hot air at 8pm and by 8:30 they were already taking a look at our unit. He was able to fix it in less than an hour. Very glad to have found him!

    Daniela Duarte Avatar Daniela Duarte
    June 8, 2021
  • positive review  What a great guy/service, came out, had to redo/repair the mess I made putting in a new thermostat, replaced the parts that blew, generally checked the whole unit, and it cost much less than I had anticipated – I will always call Galvez A/C for any future A/C needs

    Beth Collins Cook Avatar Beth Collins Cook
    November 20, 2020
  • positive review  IF YOU EVER HAVE A/C ISSUES – THIS COMPANY (CEO JOSE GALVEZ) SAVED US – LITERALLY! I have lived in Arizona my entire life and I am 37. I have had several different homes from the West Valley to the East Valley and graduated from ASU in 2009. I have NEVER seen a Company care more about their customers than this Company. Our air conditioning went out 3 weeks ago and I am a full time attorney with two children who are in the midst of home schooling now with the pandemic as Gilbert is providing online courses for my children. I had been going outside to flip the breaker on and off as well as turning off my unit just to get by until the a/c repair company came out. I had FOUR companies come out to fix my unit and most told me that it would be 3 to 4 weeks more because of COVID-19 and other issues. My compressor, in the meantime, completely quit and my house inside raised to 95 degrees in temperature. I lost 3 animals and have heart issues. I was worried about my family and worried about how I would be able to provide for them if something happened as heat worsens my condition. My kind neighbors ended up giving me a place to stay while we waited for everything to get fixed. The 4th company to come out told me they would treat me right and promised not to price gouge. They ended up telling me it would be $11,200 to replace my a/c. They didn’t even climb into my attic to really find the problem. To make matters worse, I found out that they were only paying $3,500 for the unit they were charging me $11,200 to fix. I was at a loss and called a close friend asking for help. I have been struggling to make ends meet as several of my corporate clients have gone under with so much going on in the world and now I was trying to work from my neighbor’s home. I was worried about this personal emergency causing me to be unable to work for the clients that I have left. My fried recommended Jose to me and I was leary because all of the prior 4 companies had been so dishonest and seemed to not care about my predicament. Jose came out immediately and told me it would cost half the price of what every other company quoted me. He was honest, fair, and showed me why my A/C had broken down. He climbed into the attic and took time to actually find out what had happened. My A/C had broken twice last summer and this was the second time this summer. We moved into this home last year and I was starting to believe we would never find someone to fix the real problem. Arizona heat is brutal and a broken A/C disrupts Arizonan’s entire lives, especially with children in the home and pets. It is a health emergency. Jose treated it that way and told me everything was going to be okay. I had broken down crying because it was all so much and he was so professional despite how embarrassed I was to be a corporate attorney who couldn’t even handle everything at the point he came out because so much had been disrupted in our lives without having shelter we could live in any longer. Jose ordered the new unit the same day he came to my home to find out what was going on. He came with his employees next morning at 5:30 am to install and cleaned everything before he left. He saved me and my family in a way I could never repay. I will NEVER use another A/C company and will be referring EVERYONE to him. We are back in our home and finally back to being able to live our lives and work. Jose, you have saved an attorney and her family. Thank you for being honest, kind, professional, and so hard working. Thank you for giving us our home back.

    Ashley Mathis Avatar Ashley Mathis
    August 10, 2020
  • positive review  I needed someone to come out and fix my failing AC because of a previous installers poor workmanship. I saw Galvez had great reviews in my area. I ended up calling late in the day, but he was still able to come out. Mr. Galvez and his assistant showed up promptly, looking neat and professional. They redid my previous installers work quickly and accurately. Mr. Galvez was super nice, and super knowledgeable. He completed the work correctly at a fraction of what the previous installer wanted to fix their own mistake. I will definitely be using Galvez again for my future checkups and maintenance.

    Dean Kay Avatar Dean Kay
    July 9, 2020
  • positive review  Galvez AC recently installed a new Ac and furnace for me. He beat out 2 other estimates, one by 4000 dollars and the other one by over $ 1000. They arrived on time and went right to work, no breaks and done in under 6 hours. Honest and very knowledgable and friendly. I cannot recommend them enough. We are highly satisfied.

    Steve Kosko Avatar Steve Kosko
    April 2, 2020
  • positive review  Jose did our regular maintenance for several years then installed the systems in our new home. He does awesome works at fair prices. He knows what he is doing and it shows in the quality of his work. Highly recommend Galvez AC & R for all your needs, service, repair, or installation.

    Kay Cottingham Robinson Avatar Kay Cottingham Robinson
    June 13, 2019
  • positive review  Called and Jose was at my house within a few hours. Doesn’t charge a trip fee , you only pay for his time and parts which aren’t doubled in price. Couldn’t be happier. Nice to find a air and heat Company that’s trust worthy and so reasonably priced. He also has no problem working week ends without charging extra. Very satisfied. 😀

    Kathy Palmer Avatar Kathy Palmer
    May 13, 2019
  • positive review  Great honest service! We highly recommend these guys.

    Karin Cawley Avatar Karin Cawley
    April 18, 2019
  • positive review  Great service, reliable and friendly.

    Alva Velazquez Avatar Alva Velazquez
    October 8, 2018
  • positive review  For all your air conditioning needs!

    Troy Erickson Avatar Troy Erickson
    September 18, 2018

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Jose did our regular maintenance for several years then installed the systems in our new home. He does awesome works at fair prices. He knows what he is doing and it shows in the quality of his work. Highly recommend Galvez AC & R for all your needs, service, repair, or installation. Kay Cottingham Robinson 

Do it yourself

Check list before you call us:

If the thermostat display doesn’t light up, change the batteries. Check Battery Position.

The airflow to your A/C or heating unit is very important and air filters should be changed regularly. If they’re not changed regularly, the restriction of air can cause the A/C unit to malfunction.

Check the circuit breaker in the breaker box. Many people still call it a fuse box, but they haven’t used fuses in years.

If the breaker to your HVAC unit has been tripped, reset the breaker. However, keep in mind that circuit breakers trip for safety reasons and if the breaker trips again, an electrician should look into the problem. Often, the breaker isn’t the problem, it’s something in the wiring pulling more electricity than it should.

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Service Area

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How does Galvez A/C work?

Step by step

1. Schedule  your appointment

Call us by phone (480) 528-2331 or online to schedule a time that works for you and request a free installation estimate.

2. Receive a call or text message for approximate time of arrival (ATOA).

Your designated tech will call you when they are on their way to your home. Your HVAC Specialist will call you or message you 30 minutes BEFORE arriving.

3. Know your cost estimate upfront

Your designated tech will explain the solution before any work begins and give you an estimate. You’ll be presented with “Good”, “Better”, “Best” options and prices for each. We provide you with numerous options.

4. Repair or Install

Usually, your technician has the part(s) in his truck stock to repair or install same day, depend what kind work you want.

5. Give us a short review

Your review is important for us and we want our customers to be 100% satisfied. We take the time to deeply understand your AC issue.

❄❄❄ Special Offer ❄❄❄

If you purchase a repair with Galvez Air Conditioning, we will waive the usual diagnosis fee, which is the cost to visit your home and diagnose your system’s problem. ($89.99 value).Some restrictions may apply, call for details. Coupon valid M-F 8am-5pm. Excludes Sundays, holidays and commercial properties. Expires 09/30/2021​.