As a homeowner, you know how important it is to properly and regularly maintain your AC unit to ensure it lasts a long time, but when was the last time you had your heater serviced? It is equally important to have your furnace regularly maintained so that it operates efficiently and lasts as long as possible.
How often should I get a heater tune-up and what is done during a tune-up?
Just as you should have your AC unit tuned up at least once a year, a gas furnace should also be serviced at least annually, although it is better to do it biannually, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. During your tune-up, one of our trusted technicians will clean and adjust all the components inside the unit as well as inspect the entire unit for potential problems and hazards.
Is a heater tune-up necessary?
The short answer is yes. For the safety of your home and your family, it is important to ensure your unit doesn’t have any leaks or ruptures. Because most furnaces are gas burning and use that fuel to create heat, even the smallest of leaks could mean your home and all who are inside it may be at risk.
Getting your heater serviced may seem like an inconvenience on top of all the other ways that you maintain your home, but it is a necessary aspect of home ownership. Even if you only use your heater for a short portion of the year, ensuring that it is functioning properly year round is one of the many ways you can keep your family and your home safe. Call Lee’s Air today, and schedule a time that we can come out to do your heater tune-up to help ensure the safety of your home!
6 Things to look out for
- Dust – your heater is not filtering the air properly. Change your filters and if the problem persists, call Lee’s Air!
- Age – Heaters have a similar life-span to AC units, so if your heater is older than 15 years, be prepared to replace the unit soon.
- Yellow Pilot Light – Inside the front panel of most furnaces, there is a light. If that light is lit up yellow, it may be a sign your unit is leaking carbon monoxide and you should call a technician immediately!
- Cold Air – Heaters should heat. If your heater is blowing cold air, call Lee’s today to have a technician take a look, your unit may be failing.
- Strange Noises – Your heater shouldn’t make squeaks or pops. If you start hearing that, call Lee’s Air and schedule an appointment!
- Increased Heating Bills – If your heating bills seem abnormally high, call Lee’s Air! This may be a sign that your unit is being overworked and is about to go out.