Why Engage A Heating Contractor To Do A Furnace Tune-Up?

Posted on: 2 April 2021

When was the last time you had your HVAC furnace inspected? The HVAC system's working components are largely unseen. You only notice something is wrong when the unit stops working. By then, the damage is often very costly. The furnace is integral to the heating system. You should have a heating contractor perform a tune-up at least once a year. A furnace tune-up involves:

  • Inspecting and recalibrating the thermostat
  • Cleaning the furnace burners 
  • Testing the limit and safety switches 
  • Checking for loose electrical connections 
  • Testing the pilot system 

A heating contractor can identify a fault in any of these components and fix it before the damage spreads. Why should you have an annual furnace tune-up?

Ensure the Furnace Will Work as Expected 

Will the furnace burn as expected when you switch it on as the cold season kicks in? Only a proper inspection can give you this peace of mind. A heating contractor fixes the furnace contractor to burn properly (no yellow flames), and also burn at the right temperature. A tune-up saves you the misfortune of unexpected furnace failure.

Catch Small Problems Before They Balloon

You may not worry about the yellow flames, but they could point to a bigger problem in the future. Cleaning the burners will fix this problem. Ignoring or failure to notice these yellow flames will lead to a more serious problem of carbon monoxide production, which is fatal to people in the house. Catching small problems also saves you money. For example, tightening loose wires prevents electrical shorts, which can fry the controlling panel, which costs hundreds of dollars. Another aspect comes in avoiding emergency furnace repairs. You can negotiate better when you are not under pressure. You will notice your fuel or power bill go up significantly when the furnace is faulty. Keeping it in proper shape maintains the expected efficiency, keeping your bills low.

Extend Furnace Life Expectancy 

A well-maintained furnace will serve for the expected duration. But neglect means that the furnace's components can fail at an earlier date than intended. A dirty furnace works harder, leading to faster wear and tear. Different components may fail simultaneously, forcing you to replace the furnace altogether. A tune-up helps avoid this scenario by fixing small problems that keep the furnace working as intended, for its expected lifetime. Have you had your furnace inspected this year? Engage a heating contractor to do a proper tune-up and have your furnace working as new. 


Summer is Upon Us – Is Your AC Working?

Hi. My name is Laurie Waters. The HVAC contractor was just out at our house last week and did I ever get a lesson from him. You see, we had a warm spell hit and I went to turn our air conditioning on for the first time since last summer. Much to my dismay, it wasn’t working. All I got was a blast of warm air. The fan was bringing the outdoor heat inside. Thank goodness it wasn’t anything major. My unit needed Freon. While he was here, the contractor taught me how to do some routine maintenance around my unit, vents, and filters. I’m going to share this information with you. I hope you find it to be useful.

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