As the cold weather is quickly approaching, it’s time to think about your heating system. You rely on it to keep your family comfortable and warm throughout the colder months. Without proper maintenance to your heating system, you could experience issues with your system when it’s the most inconvenient: the winter. Take advantage of the fall weather and ensuring your heating system is tuned up and ready for any weather you might experience throughout the winter.
Are annual tune-ups really necessary?
Annual furnace tune-ups are highly recommended by professionals in addition to manufacturers. They keep your system running properly, expand the life span of the unit, and lower your energy cost.
Although neglecting your annual tuneup doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be paying for expensive heating repairs this winter. It is important to keep in mind that if issues don’t arise, they might not be covered under the manufacturer warranty since recommended maintenance was not performed.
What can I expect from my heating tune-up?
Every contractor has a different tune-up process but with A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will perform the following services to your heating system:
- Cleaning the heat exchanger & elements
- Clean & adjust the burner
- Lubrication of moving parts
- Check for gas leaks
- Adjust pressures
- Clean and replace filters
- Monitor flue draft
- Check & adjust gas valve
- Check thermostat
- Check & clean ignition system
Can I do this on my own?
Homeowners can complete their furnace tune-up on their own, but oftentimes, the homeowners that have the knowledge to complete the task are contractors themselves. Instead of worrying about whether you’re completing the tune-up correctly, give a professional a call! The amount of services that are carried out to ensure that your furnace is working properly is well worth the money you’ll be spending on the service.
To make your heating tune-up appointment with A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling before winter, give us a call today at (603) 518-5777.