Why You Should Consider a Furnace Tune-Up Now
Your furnace is responsible for keeping temperatures comfortable and giving you that cozy feeling all winter long. But all those warm fuzzies can turn to freezing cold when your furnace stops working.
There are so many parts to your furnace. They all have to work together to make sure that your furnace is able to operate. You should consider a tune-up now before an emergency leaves you shivering while you wait on help with your Alpharetta furnace repair.
Furnaces produce heat by burning oil, propane, or natural gas. A byproduct of burning these fuel sources is a poisonous gas called carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is carried away from the furnace by a pipe called a flu, which lets this gas escape through the roof of the house.
It is very important to have this checked to make sure neither the flu nor the furnace is emitting carbon monoxide into your house. This is probably the most urgent reason to get a tune-up soon.
Increased Life, Decreased Breakdowns
Breakdowns are a fact of life, but it’s better to avoid them with a tune-up instead of just hoping that this won’t be the year that a breakdown occurs. A tune-up will check the blower and make sure that dirt isn’t hindering its function.
Most breakdowns happen when dust or dirt puts an extra strain on the system. Changing the filter on your system will help prevent dust buildup. A technician will also make sure the door is sealed properly so that dust isn’t pulled into the blower unexpectedly.
A poorly maintained system isn’t going to run very efficiently. This means that every time your furnace runs, you will be losing money with higher energy costs. A tune up will check to make sure that the flame is burning bright hot blue—which is the most efficient.
If it is burning yellow, then the technician will make adjustments to improve combustion. During a tune up, the tech will measure combustion efficiency and determine temperature, as well as carbon dioxide and oxygen levels.
If you want to make your heating system even more efficient, ask your technician about upgrading your gas furnace to an electronic or mechanical ignition system. This does away with the ever-burning pilot light and can save you about 5% in energy costs each year.
If your furnace is old, purchasing a whole new furnace could be worth your investment, given the potential savings on energy costs. During your tune up, ask your technician for his opinion on the condition of your current unit. He’ll be able to figure out if a new furnace could save you money in the long run.
Go the Distance
At Anytime Heating and Cooling Inc., we’re in the business of making sure your furnace can go the distance. We don’t just work on furnaces, though. We can meet all your HVAC needs.
Your HVAC system is a huge investment, so if we can keep it running effectively for you, we will. Contact Anytime Heating, Cooling and Plumbing and schedule a tune-up today.