This time every year, we have our regular homeowners and business owners who call us for their fall tune-up.
Many are well aware that they might actually be required to maintain their furnace for their warranty to be valid, but there’s more reason than just that for proper maintenance of your system.
Enhance Your Comfort & Prolong the Life of Your System
Getting your fall season tune-up isn’t just to avoid a scenario where your furnace doesn’t turn on at all—it’s to keep your furnace running as efficiently as possible, and for as long as possible. Getting your tune-up in now is the best way to avoid any kind of repair later, especially when the cold weather hits hard!
What are the areas we are examining during a tune-up, and how are we prolonging the life of your system? There are quite a few benefits of regular maintenance:
Your Tune-Up Maximizes Your Energy Efficiency
You don’t want any surprises once the cold weather hits, and a tune-up helps prevent that. When the Greater Comfort team is able to clean and inspect your furnace burner and heat exchanger, we’re making sure it is running just as it should.
Your Tune-Up Keeps Your Family or Workers Safe
Your tune-up ensures your electrical components are working as they should. Of course any family wants to avoid a situation where any dangerous carbon monoxide levels are present.
Your Tune-Up Ensures Proper Airflow
Over time, your system may see limited airflow or have restricted airflow, which we work to correct. Again, any inefficiency translates into a more expensive energy bill for you, and a system that’s being taxed more than it should be.
Your Tune-Up Saves You Money
Doing maintenance on your home is less expensive than repair costs later. It also saves you money all winter as your system operates at peak efficiency.
Improves Energy Efficiency
Cleaning and inspection of your furnace burner and your heat exchanger ensures safe operation. Again, it is one more measure to keep your furnace running as efficiently as possible.
Even if you have skipped maintenance in the past, now is the time to start regular maintenance on your system. As many as 9 out of 10 HVAC system failures are caused by dirt and dust that could have been prevented by a professional. (Source: Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.)
Doing your tune-up when it’s still warm out is the ideal scenario to make sure it is operating at peak performance and will be safe for you and your family. Beyond checking the thermostat to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort, take a look at the list of the other tune-up measures we take:
- Changing filters for efficient operation
- Testing your air flow
- Checking vents, drafts, and flues
- Checking for gas leaks
- Checking all electrical connections and controls
- Lubrication of the blower bearings and blower motor
- Cleaning dust from your system
- Inspecting gas or oil connections, gas pressure and burner combustion
- Inspecting the heat exchanger (no carbon monoxide leaks)
- Checking all your safety components
Want to learn more? Give us a call today to learn about our maintenance program.