Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and along with celebrations, thanksgiving is also an indication that chilly weather is well on the way. Getting ready for the holidays is an exciting time, and your to-do list should include preparing for the unexpected with a fall furnace tune-up to ensure that your furnace is in optimal working condition to keep you warm and toasty all winter long. There are several benefits to a furnace tune-up, including extending your heating unit’s life and saving money on your utility bills. According to the experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning, there is no time like the present to schedule your fall furnace tune-up.
When to Schedule Your Fall Furnace Preventive Maintenance
To ensure that your furnace is in optimal working order during the winter months, it requires a tune-up once per year, preferably in the early fall before the outside temperatures begin to drop. Your heating unit has practically been sitting in a dormant state during the summer months, so there is no time like the present to schedule your fall maintenance service to allow time to prepare for any problems detected during your tune-up. Your furnace is a complex piece of equipment. During the winter weather, the unit’s components will experience general wear and tear that places stress on the working parts that can decrease your furnace’s efficiency and reliability. Failing to keep your furnace maintained will result in higher energy costs and more frequent repairs and replacement parts. Many manufactures of furnaces and heat pump also require regular maintenance as part of the warranty commitment.
Benefits of Annual Heating System Maintenance
There are several benefits to keeping your furnace inspected and maintained, including increased energy efficiency, comfort, avoid breakdowns, and extending the life of your unit. Your annual inspection and tune-up includes lubricating the motor and moving parts within the unit, inspecting and adjusting your fan belts, checking the voltage, tightening connections, inspecting the heat exchanger, testing the exhaust system, inspecting and cleaning the burners, adjusting the pressure, testing the ignition, inspecting and maintaining the condensate drain, inspecting the flue pipe, cleaning the interior and exterior of the furnace, changing the air filter, testing the carbon monoxide levels, and reviewing and calibrating the thermostat
Fall Furnace Care Tasks for Homeowners
You should perform several tasks between your regular scheduled furnace maintenance to help care for your unit during the fall season. Some of these tasks include checking your air filter every month and changing it when needed, particularly if you have pets in the home. Be sure to keep your outdoor condenser unit clear of obstructions by trimming plants and maintaining two to three feet of clearance around your outdoor unit. If you find any evidence of insect activity, contact your pest control service to take care of any issues before bugs have a chance to damage the wiring in your unit.
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To learn more about furnace tune-ups, inspections, and maintenance plans, contact the experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to save money and reap the benefits of a system that is reliable and will keep you warm and comfortable all winter long.