Among the leading ways to stop your furnace from going on strike and make sure it runs efficiently is with yearly scheduled tune-ups. Just like any mechanical equipment, the working life of a furnace can be extended with preventive maintenance, and ensuring that all the elements of the unit are performing efficiently.
Your heating and air conditioning system naturally loses energy efficiency over time. This loss of efficiency is due to many factors, including dust and dirt, natural wear and tear, and buildup in drains or on burners. Keeping your heating system maintained with routine professional tune-ups can help eliminate these factors.
During your tune-up, your HVAC technician will clean and check over your furnace, identifying areas of wear and tear. They will identify failing parts in need of replacement before they become a bigger problem. A tune-up alone can sometimes instantly improve energy efficiency by up to 30%. You’ll also enjoy cleaner air and a cleaner home because your HVAC equipment will be distributing air through a clean air filter.
Perhaps one of the largest benefits you’ll enjoy following a fall tune-up is lower utility bills. A poorly-maintained HVAC system must work much harder to heat and cool your home, while a furnace or air conditioner that has been expertly tuned can take less energy to maintain indoor comfort. Because your heating system functions more efficiently, it will deliver superior heating at lower cost than you otherwise may have had during the coldest months of the year.
A Longer-Lasting HVAC System
Your HVAC system is a valuable investment with a limited lifetime. Depending on use, with proper maintenance you can expect your furnace and air conditioner to run between 8-18 years before you will need to consider replacement. However, poor homeowner maintenance is one of the main reasons for early replacement of HVAC systems ahead of end of average life expectancy.
A scheduled check-up for your furnace isn’t always top of mind or convenient. However, as we approach the less-popular, now is the best time to guarantee that your furnace is ready to provide you with maximum comfort throughout the season.
Homeservice Club’s low cost Worry-Free Warranty Plans can help you avoid expensive and unexpected repair costs in the event that things go wrong. It won’t strain your budget, finding an approved and insured contractor to solve your problem is easy and stress free, and, as always, emergency service calls and repairs are all included 24/7 — even for some older systems that are usually excluded from other warranty programs. Your coverage also includes yearly furnace and/or A/C tune-ups. Until December 31, new subscribers can save $20 on any one plan!