Skipping a heating system tune up is like not replacing your car’s oil when recommended. If you do the proper tune ups and maintenance beforehand, you will save a lot more than if you let your HVAC system break. Then you would have to pay for replacing or repairing the entire system.
This is why most people replace their car’s oil, instead of letting the engine get destroyed and then replacing the entire engine. It just makes sense to prevent costly repairs if possible.
4 Benefits of Doing an Annual Furnace Tune-up
Keeps you safe
Furnaces convert fuel into heat by burning gas or other resources. That means even a small problem can lead to a gas leak or critical carbon monoxide levels. Tune-ups will catch any problems early on so that you can have the peace of mind you need.
Saves you Time
Instead of waiting in a freezing home for the repairman to come when your furnace breaks down you can get a tune-up early on. This will not only save time, but money as well.
Improves Energy Efficiency
Cleaning and inspecting the furnace burner and heat exchanger will insure that everything is working in top condition. This makes the furnace even more safe and reliable, on top of saving you money.
Maintains Manufacturer Warranty
Many manufacturers revoke their warranty from heaters that are not annually maintained. They would rather you maintain your heater than replace the whole thing later on.
A-TECH Heating and Cooling’s Furnace Check-up
During our tune-up we check everything to make sure it’s running properly. Here are some of the things included in our tune-up/check-up visit:
- Oil motors as needed
- Inspect thermostat for optimal performance
- Inspect heat exchangers for cracks or leaks
- Check air fuel mixture (on some models)
- Check air flow
- Check all electrical controls, safeties and components
Tips for Heater Maintenance
Our annual tune-up happens just once a year. The rest of the maintenance is up to you. Follow the tips outlined below to keep your maintenance running properly (and safely) all year long:
· Never store flammable content next to your furnaces during the summer or winter. Keeping a lawnmower or gas cans near your furnace is really dangerous.
· Run your heat for a couple of minutes before you start using it. This way you can see if it works, without getting a surprise on a cold day.
· Check air filters and change/clean them often. Air filters that are full of dust will restrict air flow which makes the heater less efficient and more likely to overheat.