Is Your Central Heating Ready? A Fall Tune Up Can Help You Save Money
As the summer months fade away and the chill of fall settles in, you may dread the thought of having to start up your central heating system. However, it is important to take a proactive approach to preparing for fall by getting a fall tune up. By inspecting your furnace ahead of time, before you really need it, you can detect any potential problems that may exist. Making changes to correct small problems can prevent the development of major issues, and this can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Our 30 point fall furnace inspection only costs $79! This makes it an extremely affordable service, as the cost associated with neglecting your furnace maintenance can be significant in terms of financial cost, safety, and convenience. Heating professional’s estimate that three out of four emergency calls received in the winter are due to a lack of furnace maintenance, so neglecting your heating system may result in a broken down unit when you need it the most. Additionally, failing to properly maintain your furnace can lead to higher energy costs.
During a fall furnace tune up, a technician will complete the following activities:
- Lubricate moving parts, as insufficient lubrication may result in wear and tear while decreasing overall efficiency.
- Check shutdown and start up controls to make sure the system is functioning safely and properly.
- Check voltage and electrical connections to ensure that these components won’t fail anytime soon.
- Ensure there are no clogs with the condensation drain of your home’s furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner.
- Check the exhaust outlets to ensure there is no back drafting, leaks, or corrosion.
- Check heat exchanges, burners, and fuel lines for leaks.
- Ensure that your thermostat is operating correctly.
- Change your air filter if necessary.