What is Included in a Quality Furnace Tune-Up?
Fall is here in Utah! And you know what that means – family get-togethers, football games…and it is time to start thinking about getting your furnace tuned up. But what is included in a quality furnace tune-up? Do you really need one?
Why get a furnace tune-up?
Would you drive your vehicle without ever getting the oil changed? Much like your car or truck, your furnace will only run properly and efficiently when it is well maintained.
HVAC manufacturers recommend a furnace tune-up at least once each year. In fact, if regular maintenance is not performed on newly installed equipment most manufacturers will not warranty parts or labor if there is a malfunction.
It is beneficial for homeowners to have a furnace tune-up done annually to avoid breakdowns, save money on energy bills, extend the life of your equipment, and keep your home and family safe. Fall in Utah is the perfect time to have this done before the colder months are here and you need your furnace to be fully operational.
What is included in a professional furnace tune-up?
As a homeowner in northern Utah, you have many companies to choose from when it comes to scheduling your furnace tune-up, and it can be difficult to know who to call.
There are some contractors who promote furnace tune-ups but will merely dust it off, give it a quick look over, and possibly change the filter. What should be included in a furnace tune-up goes beyond a simple check-up.
Here are a few of the most critical things that you should expect in a quality furnace tune-up:
- Test for carbon monoxide
- Check for gas leaks
- Confirm there are no obstructions in the exterior intake and exhaust system
- Test and calibrate the thermostat
- Check gas supply and adjust gas pressure if necessary
- Test the safety controls and detectors
- Inspect all electrical connections
- Perform a combustion analysis for a clean and efficient burn (most contractors do not include this)
At Western Heating & Air, these are just a few of the things we do during a furnace tune up. We examine the entire system from top to bottom, compare results to manufacturer specifications, perform a thorough safety check, and provide recommendations to help you keep your family safe and comfortable while extending the life of your equipment.
Here are some of the other checklist items Western performs during a furnace inspection:
- Inspect the heat exchanger for cracks or rust
- Inspect evaporator coil for any blockages
- Pull and clean the burners
- Check the blower motor
- Check the capacitor
- Test igniter
- Clean the flame sensor
- Check any visible ductwork issues
- Check humidifier and purifier, if applicable
And of course, change the filter.
You Have a Partner in Western
Whether you choose to partner with Western or another HVAC company for your furnace tune-up this season, make sure it is a company you can trust to do the job right.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about our furnace tune-ups, we are always happy to help. Annual AC and Furnace tune-ups are included for Western Savings Club members. Call us if you would like to learn more about becoming a member.
Remember, you have a Partner in Western.