6 Reasons You Should have a Furnace Tune-Up

It’s that time of year again.  The weather is starting to cool down and it is about time to turn the furnace on. Is it going to keep you and your family warm for one more winter?  Or is it waiting to break down when the weather is at it’s coldest?  A seasonal System Tune-Up is one way to avoid this from happening to you!

Why is a furnace tune-up so important?

Think of getting a system tune-up like getting the oil changed in your car. Your furnace is a mechanical system with many moving parts that need to be cleaned and adjusted in order to keep running smoothly. If you skip your oil change, eventually your car will break down. The same goes for your furnace

6 Reasons you Should have a Furnace Tune-Up

Ensures proper airflow
During the furnace tune-up, the heating technician should check your heating system to ensure it is receiving the proper airflow. Restricted or limited airflow places an unnecessary strain on your furnace that can lead to increased repairs and a shortened lifespan.

Keeps you safe
Furnaces burn fuel to produce heat. This combustion process must be precise to maintain efficiency and safety. Even a small problem can lead to gas leaking into your home or dangerous carbon monoxide levels. Don’t take a chance with the health and safety of you and your family.

Reduces repairs
Every winter, we receive calls from Atlanta-area residents with heating problems that could have been easily prevented with regular maintenance. A furnace tune-up not only includes cleaning that keeps your furnace running efficiently, but it also catches small problems before they turn into major repairs.

Saves Time
Getting a furnace tune-up now, before the weather is cold, is much more convenient than waiting for a repairman during the winter in a cold home without heat. It is also much cheaper.

Improves energy efficiency
A furnace tune-up should include the cleaning and inspection of the furnace burner and heat exchanger. In addition to ensuring safe operation, this will keep your furnace running efficiently all winter.

Maintains manufacturer’s warranty
If your heater is under a manufacturer’s warranty, it is especially important for you to get an annual furnace tune-up. Most manufacturer’s stipulate that their warranty becomes void if the heater is not regularly maintained. A furnace tune-up can satisfy that requirement and maintain your warranty.

All of these benefits of a furnace tune-up boil down to three things: keeping you and your family safe, keeping you and your family warm, and saving you money!