When looking ahead to prepare your home for the chilly winter months, getting your furnace ready should be at the top of the list! An annual maintenance service for your heating system is ideally performed in the fall after months of your unit not being used. But what does furnace maintenance entail, and is it even worth it? With the tune-up services from Western Heating & Air, you’ll see the benefits of a maintenance service all year long!
Maintenance for Your Furnace or Heat Pump
No matter what type of system you currently own, chances are we can provide you with the right maintenance services to ensure it runs to the best of its abilities! We provide maintenance services on heat pumps, gas furnaces and electric furnaces.
Check out our video below to learn more about why a heating system service is so essential to your unit.
What is routine maintenance on a furnace?
Furnace tune-ups involve inspecting and adjusting all of the system’s critical components, as well as cleaning, testing, and/or lubricating them as needed. Our furnace upkeep checklist includes the following specific tasks:
Inspecting and calibrating the thermostat as needed
All moving parts in the heating system should be lubricated.
Checking, cleaning and replacing the air filter as needed
Checking and testing the safety controls and startup cycle of the system
Additional steps included in furnace maintenance service if you have an oil or gas furnace include:
Looking for potential leaks in fuel lines
Checking and testing the gas pressure, burner, and pilot light
Examining the thermocouple
How often should a furnace be serviced in Utah?
Annual inspections and maintenance by a qualified technician are recommended by all furnace manufacturers. They also include language in their warranties stating that damage to the units caused by improper maintenance is not covered. Some HVAC contractors advise having newer furnaces checked every other year, but once they’re over 10 years old, they should be checked yearly.
Can I do furnace maintenance myself?
You don’t always have to hire a professional HVAC expert to perform basic furnace maintenance every year if you know how to do it yourself. However there are certain warranties that require a professional to do the maintenance, so read yours carefully.
Changing the filter is a must if you want to prolong the life of your furnace. When you have an old filter, the impurities that are being let through to the burner can actually cause misfires. By replacing the filter, your furnace will run more efficiently and you can put off the need for premature furnace replacement. It is also important to change the air filter to ensure that you are breathing in quality air as your heater is running.
Our tune-up service includes a 30-point inspection, cleaning and overall upkeep of your furnace. Some of the components of the check include a test of the gas pressure, inspection of the burner and tightening of all connections. We go through each point of the inspection with you and explain what we found during the service. Our technicians will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns about your furnace or heat pump.
Benefits of Regular Furnace Maintenance
We consider furnace maintenance to be one of, if not the, most important service we offer! Some reasons why you should consider getting this essential service done every year include:
Fewer Repairs – Regular tune-ups help to prevent furnace breakdowns from ever occurring in the future. By lubricating moving parts, tightening connections and cleaning the unit of dirt and debris, the likelihood of your furnace breaking down is greatly reduced.
Better Performance – The purpose of a heating system is to keep you warm when it is chilly outside. Regular maintenance keeps your unit functioning to the best of its ability so it can do just that!
Longer Life – A good quality furnace can last a pretty long time. With annual service you can extend that lifespan even further.
Lower Bills – When a furnace is not running the way it should, it is forced to use additional fuel and energy. With routine tune-ups, your system will end up running more efficiently and will save you money on your power bills.
Membership In Our Western Savings Club
Did you know that you can sign up for our Western Savings Club for both maintenance services and incredible added benefits? Membership allows you to simply sign up and we will take care of automatic tune-up services. You will also receive perks such as VIP priority service and discounts on repairs.
Reliable Service From Western
When you work with Western Heating & Air, you’ll see why customers in and around the Orem and Lehi areas continue to choose us for their heating and cooling services. With strong, honest values and work that goes above and beyond every time, you’ll love being able to trust your home’s comfort with a true professional partner. We offer:
Extended Service Hours – We understand how busy life can be! That is why we offer regular service appointments Monday through Saturday, 8AM – 8PM. We also provide 24/7 emergency service service anytime you need us.
Highly-Trained Technicians – Our staff is both well trained and very experienced!
Community Partnership – We are a proud local business serving that has served this community for more than 25 years.