Posted: September 30, 2021 by Andy
The most commonly used heating method, your furnace burns fuel or uses electricity to heat your home's indoor air, then distributes it to rooms through your ductwork. Your furnace is probably located in the basement, attic, closet, or crawlspace below your home.
During the chilly winter months, your furnace is the key to your family's comfort, so it needs to be looked after with preventative maintenance. Maintaining your furnace with annual tune-ups will extend your unit's lifespan, prevent breakdowns, maximize its efficiency, eliminate safety hazards, and lower your monthly heating costs.
It's best to schedule your yearly furnace tune-up at the beginning of fall when you're switching your thermostat from cool to heat. Having a tune-up done now will ensure optimum performance when the outside temperature drops. Read the following Q&A to learn how an annual furnace tune-up saves you time and money.
A furnace tune-up is a series of tasks that your friendly Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling technician performs to ensure your unit is operating as it should. Simply put, your tune-up prepares your furnace to run efficiently in winter weather. Our comprehensive furnace tune-up includes the following:
• Clean the blower compartment
• Clean and adjust the burners
• Inspect and tighten wiring and all connections
• Inspect the heat exchanger
• Measure the gas pressure and inspect the flame operation
• Inspect the igniter and pilot light
• Clean or replace the furnace filter
• Check the ductwork and connections for optimal airflow
The short answer is yes. Nobody wants to awaken shivering at 2:00 am to discover their furnace isn't working. Furnace tune-ups reveal minor problems before they become major ones. If you're on the fence about whether or not to schedule an annual tune-up, it helps to remember that the cost of a tune-up is far lower than what it'll cost to fix your unit after it breaks down. Investing up-front in preventative maintenance will save you considerable money on energy, repair, and installation caused by furnace neglect.
A well-maintained furnace can last 15-20 years. So, if you're not the home's first owner, you'll probably have to do a little research to figure out the furnace's age. Fortunately, there are usually telltale signs other than age that indicate your unit needs to be replaced.
If you've noticed that you're calling for furnace repair more frequently or that your energy bills keep climbing, it's probably time to replace your furnace. Your furnace's blower motor may be turning on and off more often than it used to. More red flags include rattling or banging sounds while running, uneven heating in different rooms, or debris coming from your vents. If you're not sure if you need a replacement, our expert technicians can take an in-depth look at your system and discuss repair and replacement options with you if needed.
Typically, the inspection process takes around an hour to complete, depending on your system's configuration. Upon completion, your service technician will share his findings and offer professional recommendations about your system.
No! In fact, if your furnace is still under the manufacturer's warranty, it's essential to schedule your furnace tune-up. Most furnace manufacturers strongly recommend annual maintenance by a professional HVAC technician, and damage caused by improper maintenance won't be covered. Also, if you have a home warranty, regular furnace tune-ups are probably included in your plan.
First, you should always store flammable items such as gasoline, paint, or cleaning products far from your furnace. Second, it's a good idea to clean or replace your furnace filters monthly. Finally, be sure to keep your registers and cold air return vents clear of obstructions such as furniture or boxes.
Your furnace works hard throughout the colder months of the year to keep your house comfortable, so consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat. It'll help give your furnace and your wallet a rest by running at cooler temperatures while you're at work or asleep.
As we all know, regular use takes a toll on your HVAC system. Fortunately, you can protect your system and improve your family's comfort year-round with the Preventative Maintenance Program from Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling. Visit this page or call our friendly, expert team today at 330-262-4100 to learn more.
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Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!
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Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.
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While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!
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