A Furnace Tuneup Should Be On Your Fall To-Do List

A Furnace Tuneup Should Be On Your Fall To-Do ListThe leaves are turning, which means its time to schedule your fall furnace tuneup. This crucial maintenance is important to prepare your furnace for heavy use this winter. A furnace tuneup not only keeps your furnace in good working order, but it can also save you money and extend the life of your equipment.

What happens during a fall furnace tuneup?

  • Thermostat settings are inspected to see the furnace is being controlled properly. Ask your technician how to set your thermostat for savings this winter.
  • Electrical connections are tested to make sure the furnace will have power when it’s time to turn it on. Voltage and the current on your furnace’s motor are also tested. Bad electrical connections aren’t safe for furnace operation, and can decrease the lifetime of your furnace.
  • Moving components are checked for lubrication to ensure each part operates smoothly. A lack of lubrication creates friction, which makes parts use more power, running up your utility bills.
  • Your controls are checked for proper operation. The furnace’s starting cycle is checked to ensure equipment starts, operates and shuts off when instructed.
  • Gas and oil connections, depending on your fuel source, are inspected to ensure safety. Bad connections create unsafe conditions like fire hazards and carbon monoxide leaks, which can endanger your family.
  • Key components like the blower compartment, burner combustion and the heat exchanger are inspected for good working condition. This step of the tuneup can bring attention to potential issues before the become big problems. Dirty burners can cause equipment malfunctions and inefficient operation which can cut short your system’s life. A cracked heat exchanger is a major problem which requires immediate attention to protect your equipment.

It’s easy to overlook scheduling a furnace tune-up when the weather is still warm. To make sure you don’t forget these important tuneups, consider one of our Planned Service agreements. With Planned Service, you’ll also receive discounted parts, no service call charge and no overtime charges.

Are you ready to schedule your furnace tuneup? Call C.R. Wolfe Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving our Middletown neighbors since 1945.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnace tune ups and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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