With the autumn season almost here and winter hard on its heels, homeowners are starting to prepare their HVAC units for cold weather. Keeping your heating and cooling units maintained is essential to having a comfortable, energy-efficient home. Also, getting your furnace serviced before winter arrives helps you avoid the rush and ensures that you experience constant comfort through the season.
In today’s post, your heating service expert, Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning, shares the things you should expect from a furnace tune-up session and why you should have one.
Why Is a Furnace Tune-Up Important?
Your furnace is made up of numerous moving parts that have to be well-maintained and lubricated so that they operate smoothly. We recommend having two annual inspections of your HVAC units: first in the fall for your furnace, followed by another one in the spring for your air conditioning unit. This ensures that both of your units are in optimal condition when they’re needed the most.
What Happens During a Furnace Tune-Up?
Once the tune-up session begins, your furnace installation and maintenance technician will clean and re-adjust the components inside your furnace. They’ll also inspect every nook and cranny of your furnace to catch any underlying problems and address them before they worsen. In turn, this increases your furnace unit’s efficiency throughout the season and reduces the chances of breakdowns occurring.
In fact, a furnace tune-up session covers over 20 technical points. Here are two of the most important ones that are inspected:
Carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that’s deadly if it gets into your home’s ventilation system. Your contractor will inspect your furnace to see if the flame is adjusted correctly, or if there are any cracks or perforations in the heat exchanger. This ensures that no toxic fumes will get into your home.
Furnace filter. If you don’t replace your filter at least once every month, dirt will start to accumulate in your furnace. In turn, this will make your furnace inefficient because it won’t heat up your home as it should.
If you’re looking for a qualified air conditioning repair contractor, call on Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning! We have over 60 years of experience in the HVAC industry providing superior customer service and workmanship to our customers. We aim to maintain a high level of quality and continue to learn on every job we undertake. Call us at (440) 946-7863 or fill out our contact form for a free quote.