With the onset of cooler weather, you may have already started your heating system for the season although you may not have had time to schedule a tune-up. HVAC experts recommend an annual heating tune-up by a qualified professional to ensure that your furnace in top working order.
What is a Furnace Tune-Up?
A furnace tune-up is a checklist that a qualified technician follows to clean, inspect, prep and test your furnace for the upcoming cooler winter months and ensure that it is equipped to heat your home.
Make Sure Your Furnace Will Work When You Need It Most
Getting a tune-up will ensure that you don’t have problems in the dead of winter when you need that furnace most. Not only will this prevent your furnace from working too hard – a tune-up can catch smaller problems before they become larger, more dangerous ones.
CO – The Silent Killer
A furnace tune-up includes inspection and cleaning of the gas burners. If the flames are yellow instead of blue, your burners aren’t completely burning the gas, which could produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Hundreds of people die in Canada every year from this colourless, odorless gas.
Yes – a furnace tune-up does cost money – but it is an investment in the long term. The vast majority of our furnace calls in the winter months are no-heat calls and most are due to lack of proper maintenance. The cost of repairs or replacement are far greater than the cost of a tune-up and the peace of mind it brings.
Save on Energy Costs
Your furnace will still operate even it if isn’t cleaned and serviced, but it will have to work much harder to overcome the dust and grime and components that may require adjustments. This means burning more fuel at a higher cost to you.
Make Your Equipment Last Longer
Proper cleaning and maintenance of your heating system ensures that it will not have to work as hard to heat your home and parts will last longer. Lack of maintenance could void the manufacturer’s warranty on the unit which means the cost of repairs or replacement might not be covered.
At Homeservice Club, our furnace tune-up includes:
* Thermostat calibration
* Checking heat operations
* Cleaning and tightening electrical connections
* Inspecting pilot system
* Testing safety switches
* Testing limit switches
* Cleaning burners
* Checking vent connectors
* And more!!
And if you have a Worry-Free Furnace Plan with Homeservice Club – the tune-up is automatically included,
or you can book a tune-up calling us at 416-925-1111
If you don’t have a Worry-Free Plan – you can sign up for one here today.