Heating Tune Ups Protect Louisville Furnace and Heating Systems
Regular maintenance is required for any Louisville home’s heating system. A heating tune up is a must every year to counteract the wear and tear the furnace, heat pump, or boiler incurs through normal operation.
Treat your heating and air conditioning unit as you would your vehicle – tune ups are essential for your car, and they’re essential for all heating air systems, too. If you skip furnace service, the burden your heating and air unit feels is about the same as your car would feel after traveling 100,000 miles. You wouldn’t dream of driving that far without regular oil changes and service, so don’t let your heating and cooling systems do the same.
Servicing furnace units keeps a home’s heating system in top shape. Every year, service furnace equipment to:
- Reduce the chance of a system breakdown that requires repair.
- Keep the heating system in service for longer.
- Ensure high energy efficiency from the system to lower utility costs.
- Provide your household with a reliable source of warm air throughout the cold season.
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers heating tune up services for homeowners throughout the Louisville area. Our NATE-certified heating technicians perform regular furnace servicing and tune ups for heat pump and boiler systems of all makes and models.
Schedule a furnace tune up today to provide your heating air unit the care it needs to go the distance this heating season.
Is It Really Necessary to Service Furnace and Heating Units Each Year?
Regular maintenance isn’t some gimmick HVAC companies dreamed up to sell service – it’s a tried and true necessity if you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars every few years replacing a neglected heating system. In fact, annual tune ups can help attentive Louisville homeowners avoid the need for many expensive heating services over the system service life period.
Servicing a furnace each year works to:
Prevent System Breakdowns
Without maintenance, furnace and heating units are vulnerable to increased breakdowns and more frequent HVAC repair needs. Without service, wear and tear bogs down the system, stressing components until they eventually break. These issues could leave you with spotty heating and discomfort indoors, a heating outage requiring emergency repairs, or a total system failure that forces you to pay for a new heating system entirely.
Annual tune ups erase the damaging effects of wear and tear to keep all furnace and heating components in excellent shape. Technicians are also able to identify malfunctions during service so they can be corrected before system failures form. Fixing furnace problems early on is much easier and less expensive than letting them fester into serious issues.
When gas furnaces are in use, tune ups work to ensure safe operation of all system components to protect Louisville families. Technicians are trained to test safety controls and inspect components for damage that could pose a hazard to the household. The heat exchanger, for example, is one furnace component that receives extra attention during maintenance service. This component keeps combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide separate from the home’s air supply as they generate heat. If the heat exchanger is cracked, carbon monoxide may leak into the heated air that is circulated into the home, exposing everyone in the house. When tune ups are skipped, these potentially dangerous issues go undetected, which can have devastating consequences.
Preserve Warranty Protection
New furnace and heating units come with a manufacturer’s warranty which is good for a period of years. This warranty means the manufacturer will cover replacement parts should certain components experience a malfunction during the warranty time period.
Sounds good, right? Well, the manufacturer does require some action by the homeowner to keep this coverage valid. On most every equipment warranty, maintenance tune ups will be required. This means if you skip a tune up and something breaks down in your furnace or heat pump, the manufacturer may not have to replace it – instead, you are the one who must pay for replacement parts.
Schedule your heating and air tune ups each year to ensure this valuable equipment coverage is preserved for the full term. You never know when your warranty will save you big time, so don’t take risks where maintenance is concerned.
What Do Heating Tune Ups Include?
Preventive maintenance is a comprehensive care service for a furnace or heating system, so there are many steps involved to deliver attention to all of the system’s key components. These tasks help components operate correctly and safely, keeping the entire furnace, heat pump, or boiler working reliably and efficiently throughout the season.
While many steps are needed to keep your furnace in good shape, servicing a furnace doesn’t take as long as you might think. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling’s NATE-certified technicians perform a tune up in approximately two hours so our Louisville customers don’t have to take much time out of their days for a maintenance visit. Just about two hours per year for better heating system performance and efficiency? Everybody has time for that!
Steps to a Furnace Tune Up
- Blower motor component lubrication
- Belt tension adjustments
- Voltage and current testing for electrical components
- Electrical connection tightening
- Testing of exhaust system
- Gas pressure measurement and adjustment
- Burner and burner assembly inspection and cleaning
- Ignition system performance testing
- Gas or oil line inspection
- System controls testing
- Interior chamber cleaning
- Air filter change
- Heat exchanger inspection
- Carbon monoxide level measurement
- Thermostat testing and calibration
Thorough System Inspection
While the tune up is conducted, the technician has the opportunity to carefully inspect the condition of all furnace and heating system components. If there is damage or some other issue with any component, this is noted and all findings are presented upon completion of service. The technician informs you of the significance of all findings and presents a plan for making necessary repairs. You are able to approve this additional service and repairs will be made so your heating system’s operation is optimized.
How Much Are Heating Tune Ups?
Maintenance for heating air conditioning equipment is very affordable. When you consider the costs this service prevents, you’ll see you can’t afford not to schedule a tune up each year for your heating and cooling systems.
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a great way for Louisville homeowners to get system maintenance needs taken care of each year while they benefit from extra savings on other potentially needed services. The True Comfort Membership program guarantees heating and air systems receive annual maintenance and you have access to great savings should your system require other service throughout the year. Gain exclusive discounts on heating and air repairs and diagnostics as well as on purchases of new HVAC equipment and indoor air quality products.
Check out all the True Comfort Membership has to offer and join today!
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