The low temperatures here in the Coachella Valley are starting to dip down into the low 50’s and upper 40’s, which can only mean one thing: winter is on its way. Is your home ready to keep you warm this upcoming heating season? If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace tune-up, then the answer is “No!” Today we’re going to talk about why furnace tune-ups are so important, some of the tasks that we perform during a tune-up and why you should schedule your tune-up as early as you can!
Why is it so important to schedule annual tune-ups for your furnace?
You wouldn’t go a year without changing the oil and rotating the tires for your car, so why would you go just as long without maintaining your furnace? Your heating system hasn’t been in use for quite some time, and it needs to have some essential maintenance tasks performed on it to ensure that it will work properly this upcoming winter.
Many of the tasks that we perform on your furnace during a tune-up should be done annually, regardless of whether or not your system was experiencing problems last year. These tasks will greatly reduce the chance of your furnace breaking down this winter, and they will also keep your heating bills low by ensuring that your system is operating as efficiently as possible. Plus, if your system is in need of repairs, we can take care of them now instead of waiting until they get worse and cause a breakdown down the line, leaving your home without heat.
A tune-up will also ensure that your furnace is operating safely. We’ll check for problems that could cause fire hazards or carbon monoxide leaks in your home, which will give you the peace of mind that your system isn’t posing any safety threats to your home.
What does Hyde’s do during furnace tune-ups?
During a furnace tune-up, we’ll perform some of the same tasks that we did during your air conditioner tune-up this past spring, including:
- Checking electrical connections
- Checking safety controls
- Checking thermostat calibrations
- Lubricating the fan motor
- Measuring amp draw
- Checking airflow
In addition, we’ll perform a number of furnace-specific tasks during your tune-up, including:
- Cleaning the burners
- Checking for carbon monoxide leaks
- Checking for proper ventilation of combustion gases
- Checking manifold pressure
- Checking service valves
- Checking the heat exchanger for cracks, rusting and signs of damage
How will you benefit from scheduling your tune-up as soon as possible?
The sooner you can schedule your furnace tune-up with Hyde’s, the more you will benefit from it. By taking care of problems and bringing your system up to its peak performance and efficiency levels before the heating season kicks into full gear, you can ensure that your furnace will work great from day one and maximize the amount of days you can save money on your home’s heating bills.
If you have any questions about furnace tune-ups, or if you’d like a heating and cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Indio, CA, furnace installation and repair contractor.