Your furnace needs a tune-up just like your car, but scheduling a tune-up and making time for it can be a hassle. Just think of what a day without a furnace in the middle of winter when it’s freezing would be like. That’s enough to forgo any thoughts of skipping a tune-up just because it is inconvenient. Calling a Cumming HVAC company is a good idea.
Tune-Up Time Frame
Furnace tune-ups take anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on the unit. You won’t have to put your whole day on hold. It’s a small investment of time to make sure you aren’t huddled and waiting for heat when you need it most.
What Does a Typical Tune-Up Cover?
A tune-up looks at every part of your furnace, assessing the condition of it. This process identifies weak links in the furnace and fixes them to make sure that they don’t fail you down the road. Here are some things covered:
The fan on your blower gets clogged with dust and debris over time. This can cause a reduction in how fast warm air is pushed away from the furnace to circulate in your home. Cleaning the blower restores efficiency of circulation.
A filter should be replaced every three months, but often it is neglected. A clogged filter can put a strain on the system.
Check Heat Exchanger
A cracked heat exchanger on a furnace can lead to poisonous gasses being let into the living space of your home, causing sickness or worse. A tune-up will make sure this isn’t happening.
Ductwork is checked for integrity, noting obstructions or leaks that would inhibit system performance.
Burners are checked to make sure that they are burning efficiently.
Don’t forget the brains of the system. Checking this part is especially important.
A Tune-Up Makes Your Furnace Go the Distance
Spending money on a tune-up is never wasted money. Your furnace will last 20 to 40 percent longer with regular tune-ups. This means than you will have more years between you and the next expensive furnace purchase. Don’t worry — if a tune-up reveals that you need a new furnace, chances are that the company you go with offers financing. You’ll even save money for years to come, as new furnaces are usually way more efficient.
Tune-up for Your Cumming Home
Anytime Heating and Cooling Inc. would be glad to do a tune-up to your furnace in your Cumming home. We offer comprehensive tune-ups that keep your furnace up-to-date with the service it needs. This winter, you’ll stay warm if you schedule a tune-up to get the necessary maintenance done to your furnace. Contact Anytime Heating and Cooling Inc. today and schedule a tune-up.