Benefits of Heating Tune Ups
Fall is upon us and soon the weather will be getting colder. For many of us that means more time spent indoors with our families and the heater running. Heating systems in our area have many more parts than they used to. It’s extremely important to have your heating system tuned up regularly to ensure that all parts are clean and in good working order before the colder months are upon us. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of a heating tune-up in the fall:
- Improved comfort
A heating system that is well maintained works more efficiently.
- The heating unit will last longer
According to most manufacturers, a heating system should last approximately fifteen years under ideal conditions. However, regular tune-ups can extend the life of your system by as much as five or more years.
- Regular cleaning makes the heating unit run more efficiently with much less overall wear and tear
Dirt is quite possibly the number one threat to your HVAC unit. Dirt that is allowed to accumulate on components such as the motor, air handler or heat exchanger causes friction which causes the system to consume much more energy and increase overall wear and tear.
- Saves you money on heating costs
A clean, lubricated system wards off wear and tear as well as component failure, keeping your repair costs low and your energy savings high.
- Protects you and your family from potentially hazardous health risks
Regular maintenance tune ups ensure that no flammable objects are placed near the heating system and that no carbon monoxide is leaking from your system.
- Peace of mind knowing that nothing major is likely to go wrong during the winter months and
The heating system will run much more efficiently throughout the colder months.
During a heating tune up all parts of the heating system will be checked and maintained including:
- Safety controls
- Fan belts and blowers
- Pilot Lights
It is extremely important to have your heating system checked and cleaned in the fall before you actually need to start using it regularly. HVAC contractors are at their busiest during the winter months when homeowners typically use their heaters around the clock. Those who have not had their heaters maintained will be calling to schedule repairs, while those who did not schedule a tune-up in the fall will be calling to schedule regular maintenance as well. You are more likely to have to wait for a regular maintenance appointment in the winter. However, in the fall HVAC contractors are focused on tune-ups so that your heating system is ready before you even need to turn it on.