Your Houston, TX home is preparing for the cooler temperatures. Fall is the best time of year to get your furnace ready for the upcoming season. As we continue to progress through the weeks, we are going to rely on the furnace to keep our homes comfortable. The tune-up is ideally now to take advantage of the preventative benefits. Today, we at Absolute A/C & Plumbing would like to talk about these benefits and the general process of your furnace tune-up.
Benefits of Furnace Inspection & Tune Up Services
There are many contributing factors that impact the performance and efficiency of your furnace; a few examples include dirt, dust, and debris buildup. Operating costs significantly rise when the system strains to keep up with the demand when the dry soil and debris impede the furnace’s performance. One of the top priorities during a tune-up service is remove the dirt and debris buildup away from the necessary surfaces. When you rely on the heating system as the temperatures continue to drop, clearing away the filth can ensure the components are operating proficiently. Other furnace tune-up benefits include, but is not limited to, the following:
– Increase efficiency as well as reduce operating costs with the overall heating system.
– Minimize the risk significantly of furnace system failure.
– Prevent major, costly repairs as in addition to decreasing the need for normal repairs from wear and tear.
How Often Should a Furnace Be Serviced?
Getting the furnace professionally tuned up before you need it regularly is the best time to get the job done, but as long as you do it annually, it is still beneficial. Before professionals are overwhelmed with repairs and you can reduce the need of repairs when it is freezing is accomplished with early preventative maintenance. Also, the professionals can discover any underlying issues resolved before they manifest into extreme issues with early detection. If the furnace is close to retirement, the professional can advice homeowners as well, allowing them a little warning time to find the right furnace for their home and budget instead of settling for the first thing they find because of the surprise.
Checklist of What’s Included in a Furnace Tune Up?
The general process of furnace tune-ups: Keep in mind that professional heating tune-ups can slightly vary from different companies but there is generalities and routine protocols that are included.
1) In accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations, all safety components including the limit controls, are inspected and the system’s specifications are reset as needed.
2) The thermostat settings and performance are checked to ensure energy-efficiency and the comfort for your home is optimized.
3) Particularly in the areas that affects performance, all dirt, dust and grime are cleaned
4) Vents, drafts and flues are evaluated for signs of leaks.
5) Energy supply is checked and related features.
6) All electrical connections, motors and controls are checked as well as performance tests for safety systems.
7) The condensate drains are inspected if applicable.
8) Air flow efficiency is assessed and if any obstructions are found, they are removed.