The low temperatures here in the Coachella Valley are starting to dip into the 40’s, which means the heating season is about to begin! It also means that now is the time to get your furnace ready for winter by scheduling your annual tune-up. Today we’re going to talk about some of the most important tasks that are performed during your furnace tune-up and why a tune-up is so important to maintaining the efficiency, safety and well-being of your heating system!

What’s included in a furnace tune-up?

During a furnace tune-up, we’ll fully inspect your system for any problems that could be preventing it from operating safely and efficiently. Some of the furnace-specific tasks that we’ll perform during your tune-up include:

  • Cleaning burners
  • Checking for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Ensuring your furnace is venting properly
  • Checking manifold pressure
  • Checking service valves
  • Inspecting heat exchanger for cracks
  • And more!

Why is a furnace tune-up important?

One of the most important reasons for getting a furnace tune-up is that it will protect your home from safety hazards. Because your furnace is a fuel-burning appliance, certain problems (like a cracked heat exchanger or frayed electrical wires) can lead to carbon monoxide leaks or fires. During a tune-up, we’ll inspect your entire system for safety issues and take care of any potential problems we find.

Another reason why a furnace tune-up is important is that it will prevent problems with your system down the road. This is true both in the short-term (because a tune-up will greatly reduce the chance of your system breaking down this winter) and the long-term (because annual tune-ups will extend the life of your heating system).

Finally, if you want to keep your energy bills low this winter, a tune-up is one of the best ways to do it. That’s because the tasks that we perform on your system during a tune-up will ensure that your furnace is operating as efficiently as possible.

Scheduling a furnace tune-up? Look into our Peak Performance Plans!

Before your schedule your furnace tune-up, consider joining one of our Peak Performance Plans. Along with annual tune-ups for your furnace and air conditioner, our monthly service plans include many other great time- and money-saving benefits like priority service, discounts on parts and labor and more!

If you have any questions about a furnace tune-up, or if you’d like a heating and cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Coachella Valley heating and air conditioning contractor.