Are Heating Tune-Ups Necessary?

January 11, 2020

Furnace manufacturers and heating experts recommend having your furnace tuned-up once a year. Some homeowners question whether this is needed. Here are some reasons why you should have an HVAC specialist inspect and service your furnace annually.

Improve Your Heating System’s Efficiency

A furnace tune-up includes inspecting and cleaning the burner and heat exchanger. This will help your system operate efficiently and safely. This results in saving money on utility bills throughout the heating season.

Maintains the Manufacturer’s Warranty

Most furnace manufacturers have language in their warranties stating that the purchased furnace needs to be tuned-up annually or else the warranty is voided. In addition to keeping such warranties valid, a tune-up can catch small problems before they become major issues.

Fewer Repairs

If your furnace is regularly maintained, it won’t need to be repaired as often. When an HVAC technician services a heating system, they clean it and inspect for small problems. A well-maintained furnace is much less likely to break during a cold snap. Having your furnace maintained will be less expensive than getting it repaired. At Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning in Guelph, Ontario, we provide a maintenance membership option to customers. This includes a full safety check and cleaning once a year.

Stay Safe

Most furnaces burn natural gas to create heat. A small problem can lead to gas leaking into your home. This can increase the amount of carbon monoxide in your home to dangerous levels. HVAC technicians make sure the combustion process is working correctly.

Enjoy Proper Airflow

The heating technician will make sure air is moving through your heating system correctly. If the airflow is restricted, then your furnace will have to work much harder. This will cost you money and shorten the system’s lifespan.

Your Heating Specialists

Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning offers heating and cooling services, including installations, repairs, and maintenance. We can help you with furnaces, air conditioners, fireplaces, humidifiers, water heaters, and more. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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