Heater maintenance is a big topic, especially in the fall and winter. But why is it so important? HVAC companies aren’t urging their customers to get furnace tune-ups for no reason. Let’s talk about why having a seasonal tune-up done on your HVAC system is such a big deal.
Regular maintenance is the best way to prevent system breakdowns before they happen, which can save you from an expensive repair bill. Different companies provide different tune-ups, but they all primarily consist of a system inspection in which the technician cleans, tests and lubricates the system. During a tune-up, technicians look for possible problems, like loose connection and weak pilot lights, that will cause more issues down the line. With a licensed technician’s expert maintenance, your furnace will be ready to keep you comfortable without issue throughout the entire winter season.
Besides preventing repairs, regular maintenance can also save you money on your energy bill each month. A heating system that hasn’t been maintained must work harder to fulfill your home’s heating needs. However, tune-ups make sure that your furnace is working at maximum capacity without any problems, so the system will work more efficiently and save you money.
Regular maintenance is also a matter of safety. Many homes still use gas furnaces, which can leak carbon monoxide if the system isn’t working properly. Carbon monoxide is colorless and scentless, making fatal gas exposure almost impossible to detect in time. Many tune-ups include carbon monoxide detector tests, but having your furnace in top shape is also a necessary part of protecting yourself from carbon monoxide.
If you have a warranty from your HVAC system’s manufacturer, it might require regular maintenance. Since tune-ups prevent breakdowns and early replacement, some warranties require it to prevent having to replace neglected systems under warranty. Check your warranty to be sure.
When it’s time for a heater tune-up, choose expert service from Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, and let us ensure that your system is running at its best this winter. Contact us today to begin your service request and schedule an appointment.