To ensure consistent and efficient operation of your home furnace system, regular maintenance is necessary, which includes furnace tune ups. This is a beneficial step to take before winter approaches to help guarantee your unit will provide optimum comfort throughout the cold season and into early spring. Additionally, a tune-up will ensure that your system is working at optimal energy efficiency, therefore helping to keep your energy bills low. At Comfort By Design, we offer the maintenance, tune-up, and repair services you need for your HVAC system to ensure its optimum performance and avoid breakdowns.
The Importance of a Furnace Tune-Up
A tune-up of your furnace can be likened to a tune-up of an automobile or having your vehicle’s oil changed. A furnace consists of many mechanical parts that can require adjustment and cleaning from time to time in order to maintain smooth and efficient operation. Without this routine attention, the system may degrade or malfunction prematurely, which could also lead to needing a furnace replacement well before service life is complete.
Generally, the standard recommendation is to have your HVAC system checked and tuned-up once in the spring and once in late summer or early fall. This would mean having two tune-ups per year if you have a heat pump that operates all year long.
What Is Included in a Furnace Tune-Up?
During a furnace tune-up, an HVAC technician will clean and adjust components inside the unit to ensure it runs as efficiently as possible during the upcoming season. The tune-up will include a thorough inspection to identify any issues before they grow into more expensive problems or even a complete furnace malfunction.
During a furnace tune-up, the HVAC technician may:
Clean fan blades, blowers, drain lines, and coils
Check for wear, tear, and cracks on unit components
Check for carbon monoxide leaks
Lubricate motor components
Test thermostat, airflow, pilot light, gas burners, flame sensor
Make sure connections of secure and tighten wires
Clean reusable filter or replace air filter
Repair worn out components as feasible
By having the tasks mentioned above completed each year, these regular tune-ups help prolong the service life of your furnace.
For information about the furnace tune-up services we offer for furnaces, or to schedule a furnace check-up and maintenance visit from our qualified technicians, give us a call today at 719.374.1776 or use our contact form to send us a message.