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What Does A Furnace Tune-Up Include?

What Does A Furnace Tune-Up Include?

Furnaces are comfort-savers during the winter season. A yearly furnace tune-up can go a long way to ensure that your unit’s efficiency is maintained and to keep your unit in shipshape always.

Why Do You Need To Schedule A Furnace Tune-up?

  1. Keeps warranty. Failure to have your furnace tuned up can void manufacturer’s warranty. It is important to schedule a system check at least once a year and file records of results during inspection and routine maintenance.
  2. Prolongs the unit’s life. If you want your unit to serve you more than its suggested time range, regular system tune-up can help. By keeping an eye to your unit and identifying small problems, you will be able to provide immediate solutions before they bring great damage to your unit.
  3. Improves efficiency. When your furnace is running in good condition, you are guaranteed  great savings in energy usage.
  4. Reduce chances of repairs and system breakdown. A furnace tune-up saves you from expensive repairs every now and then by keeping your unit clean and free of dust and blockages which are mostly the cause of system breakdowns.
  5. Keeps your home safe. Furnaces also produce dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide. Regular tune-up ensures that these gases are venting out properly. It also checks and gives you assurance that the air you breathe inside your home is healthy and safe for everyone who dwells in it.

What does a furnace tune-up involve?

  • Visual inspection. Furnace tune-up starts with visual inspection in and out of the unit and the venting system. The technicians check if the joints are sealed and  there are no blockages that hinder the system’s proper operation.
  • Airs filter change. The air filter is replaced or cleaned if needed to keep proper air flow.
  • Clean the components. Dust and other debris are removed from the components to secure proper operation and keep them safe from dangers of fire.
  • Check electrical connections. Technicians check worn out wirings and damaged electrical connections to ensure safety.
  • Detects carbon monoxide leaks. A carbon monoxide detector is placed around the unit and in your home to ensure that CO gas is not polluting the air you breathe.
  • Thermostat check. The thermostat is checked if temperature reading and signals are accurate.

If you need a scheduled or emergency furnace tune-up, feel free to call the experts at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating.