“Do I need a furnace tune-up every year?”
We get it. An annual furnace tune-up isn’t always top of mind when it comes to the fall season. Many other things are going on, such as trips to Linvilla, grabbing pumpkin-spiced coffee or beer, and taking those all-important fall Instagram pictures.
The furnace tune-up is an overlooked piece of home maintenance. On the other hand, there’s a reason HVAC companies like ourselves push fall tune-ups every year. We’re strong believers in getting a tune-up every year. Why? Because we see what happens when homeowners don’t get an annual tune-up.
We get the emergency no-heat calls once the overnight temperatures drop every year. Alternatively, this inconvenience could all have been prevented.
As we approach the colder months, now is the best time to guarantee your furnace is ready to provide you maximum comfort all winter long.
What is Fall Furnace Maintenance?
Fall maintenance or a furnace tune-up is a checkup a qualified HVAC technician completes to clean, inspect, test, and prep your furnace for the winter.
A tune-up may differ from company to company, depending on the level of expertise. Most furnace tune-ups will make sure your system is ready to hear your home when you need it most.
What’s Included in a Furnace Tune-Up?
Furnace maintenance has many purposes:
- Make certain the furnace is operating efficiently
- Improve the overall performance for better indoor comfort
- Enhance the safety of the system & minimize risks to air quality
- Identify minor issues to help avoid furnace breakdowns
An annual furnace tune-up covers the essential maintenance care your heating system needs.
Fall Tune-Up Checklist:
When a qualified technician arrives at your home, they’ll do the following tasks:
- Lubricate motor bearings & other moving parts
- Check & adjust fan belt tension
- Voltage & current checks
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Inspect heat exchanger
- Test exhaust system
- Inspect & clean burner
- Verify & adjust gas pressure
- Test ignition system
- Test & verify system controls
- Inspect & clear condensate drain
- Clean interior & exterior of the furnace
- Change air filter
- Test carbon monoxide levels
- Inspect & calibrate the thermostat
Benefits of an Annual Furnace Tune-Up
As a rule, it’s best to have your furnace professionally tuned up during the fall season. Tune-ups will help avoid suffering a significant breakdown in the middle of the winter.
It’s inconvenient as a homeowner when you have to sit in the cold while waiting for a technician to come out to your home. Therefore, you could find yourself waiting in those conditions for a while as the demand for furnace repairs and replacements are at an all-time high during the winter months.
There are many benefits to having your furnace tuned up before winter finally arrives.
The Benefits of a Fall Tune-up:
- Ensures your system is in good working order
- Prevents the chance of future breakdowns
- Helps improve your home’s energy efficiency
- Maintains your furnace’s warranty
Are Tune-Ups Necessary?
If you’ve read this far into the blog, you should know the answer is ‘yes.’ Furnace tune-ups are necessary.
Fall tune-ups are essential to the overall health and safety of your home’s furnace. Scheduling a furnace tune-up may seem like a hassle or an inconvenience, such as getting an oil change on your car. However, planning a furnace tune-up is not a yearly maintenance task you should skip out on.
When you need a team of qualified technicians to tune-up your furnace every year, call Dream Team. Scheduling a tune-up is simple. Plus, we work around your schedule, not the other way around.
Contact Dream Team to Schedule a Furnace Tune-up
Schedule your furnace tune-up today before winter arrives.
As an added benefit, we have a VIP Membership in which members get a FREE tune-up every fall for less than the price of a car mount for your phone.