Spotlight on Fall Furnace Tune-Ups
Heating systems are often taken for granted, as they run quietly in the background of daily life. However, like all other HVAC systems, furnaces do need routine servicing to keep them in good working order. Fall is the peak time for scheduling furnace tune-up appointments, so call your heating contractor soon.
How Often to Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up
Furnaces need to be serviced once per year. Ideally, you should schedule your service visit before you turn the heat on for the first time that season. You should also call your heating technician if you notice any problems throughout the rest of the heating season.
Why You Need to Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up
There are many reasons why furnaces need an annual check-up. Heating systems naturally begin to lose efficiency over time, as dust and grime accumulate and components wear out. The service visit provides an opportunity to clean the unit and replace any worn-out parts, which will restore peak efficiency. The result is lower heating bills and a reduced carbon footprint.
Another reason to schedule a furnace tune-up is that it will help your system last longer. Furnaces are costly to replace. Spending a little money to maintain your furnace will pay off in the long run, as you won’t have to replace the unit prematurely.
What to Expect During Your Furnace Maintenance Appointment
Your heating contractor will conduct a full inspection of your furnace. All of its components will be checked for proper function, as well as signs of wear and tear. Certain parts will be cleaned or replaced, such as the air filter. Other parts will be lubricated to reduce friction, which causes premature wear. The technician will check the blower compartment, wire connections, ductwork, heating vents, and thermostat. If it’s a gas-powered furnace, the technician will also check the pilot light and adjust the burner as needed.
When you’re ready to schedule your fall furnace tune-up, you can get in touch with Airrow Heating. They serve residences and commercial buildings in Newport, OR, and the surrounding area. You can reach their office at (541) 265-8000.