Like any machine, furnaces require regular lubrication, cleaning, and inspection. These tune-ups help keep your system operating at peak efficiency. Moreover, most furnace warranties require homeowners to record regular tune-ups to remain compliant.
What to Expect During a Heating Tune-Up
Our certified and fully insured HVAC technicians will clean and adjust the mechanisms within your furnace during the furnace tune-up. We adhere to a multi-point inspection process that includes changing filters, assessing fan speed, inspecting the condensate drain, and lubricating the blower and bearings. We also inspect all contactors and relays, the fan motor, safety controls, thermostats, and more.
The tune-up process takes anywhere from one to two hours to complete. At the end of the tune-up, our technicians will provide you with a detailed summary of the services we performed and any potential problems we discover.
Contact Sky HVAC at 828-358-1538 828-358-1538 to discuss the furnace tune-up services we perform during a routine visit. As always, we can customize our tune-ups to meet your specific system’s needs and any problems you are experiencing.
How Often Should I Get My Heating System Tuned Up?
We recommend tuning your furnace up before the fall. This is important because the furnace has been idle throughout the summer, and problems and necessary furnace repairs can go unnoticed until the weather starts to cool off. Many homeowners also choose to schedule a follow-up inspection in the spring when the weather starts to warm up.
Are Heating Tune-Ups Worth It? What Are the Benefits of Maintenance Visits?
Regular tune-ups help keep your system in peak condition. It is the best way to identify minor problems before they cause major damage. Regular maintenance and Sky HVAC’s maintenance plan also help prolong your furnace’s operational life and can significantly cut your monthly utility bills.
DIY Tips for Maintaining Your Heating System Between Professional Maintenance Visits
It is always advisable to perform regular maintenance in between professional maintenance visits. This includes regularly inspecting your filters and changing them when they become clogged. You should also check your thermostat to ensure that it is maintaining the desired temperature within your home.
We also recommend checking your vents and vacuuming the registers. This helps prevent the buildup of debris within your ducts and helps keep the dirt, dander, pollen, and other pollutants from circulating through your home.
You should also perform a visual inspection around your furnace. Look/listen for signs of leaks and any clanking, banging, or grinding noises. If you discover any potential damage signs, it’s a good idea to schedule a maintenance visit.
Finally, don’t close the vents in unused rooms. Contrary to the popular myth, this won’t reduce your utility bills. Instead, doing so can increase wear and tear on your furnace.
Why Choose Sky HVAC
Our local team delivers expert workmanship on furnaces, heat pumps, ductless systems, and more. We provide 24/7 emergency services and guarantee that you will be satisfied with the quality of our services.
We’re happy to tell you why Hickory-area homeowners choose Sky Air Conditioning & Heating for their heating and cooling needs. Contact Sky HVAC at 828-358-1538 828-358-1538, and our team will tell you more about our commitment to superior service and quality. We also offer an HVAC maintenance plan for new and existing customers. Call to find out more today!