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What Is Included in a Furnace Tune Up?

You’ve probably heard by now that an annual furnace tune up is necessary to make sure that your furnace is ready for the long season of heating ahead. But what exactly happens during a heating system tune up, and how can you be sure that your system was properly tuned up?

In the latest blog post from Redman Services, you’re Home Service Hero, we’ll discuss what is included in a furnace tune up and the benefits of having one performed each fall.

Furnace Maintenance Checklist

Typically, furnace tune ups are very thorough to ensure any issues are caught and that your system will work all season long. During a furnace tune up, your heating and air conditioning technician will likely:

  • Insert a new air filter
  • Lubricate any moving parts
  • Inspect the system and remove any debris or blockages
  • Clean the exterior of the unit
  • Inspect vents and grilles
  • Check the burner
  • Test the blower motor
  • Test the ignition
  • Check the voltage and electrical current
  • Check all electrical components and connections
  • Check for any leaks or cracks
  • Check for a cracked heat exchanger

How Often Should You Get a Furnace Tune Up?

Typically, furnace maintenance should be performed annually. Having preventive maintenance performed before the heating season is in full swing will ensure that minor issues are corrected before they grow and cause a complete system breakdown. 

Some homeowners even choose to have maintenance performed semi-annually; at the beginning of heating season and at the end of heating season. This ensures that any issues caused by extended furnace use are addressed before the next heating season occurs.

Ultimately, it’s up to each homeowner to determine how often they want to give their furnace or heat pump a tune up. At least once per year is recommended and will provide a number of benefits.

Benefits of Furnace Maintenance

Increased Lifespan

Installing a new furnace can be an expensive and overwhelming process, especially if you’re forced to replace your existing system before you expected to. By providing your furnace with regular maintenance, you’ll help to keep your system in working condition for longer.

Enhanced Efficiency

Furnace tune ups can eliminate the causes of furnace inefficiency that are likely causing you to spend more money than necessary on energy bills. The longer your system takes to heat your home, the more expensive your heating costs will become. Help your furnace evenly heat all rooms of your home more effectively and efficiently than ever by giving it the maintenance it needs.

Fewer Repairs

With regular furnace maintenance, you can rest assured that any issues will be caught before they grow to cause more serious and expensive repairs. You can even avoid a complete system breakdown by providing your system with maintenance. 

Contact Redman Services for Furnace Maintenance

Redman Services knows the importance of HVAC system maintenance, and we’re here to provide your system with the service that it needs. When the heating season creeps closer and you start to need furnace maintenance services, look no further than the experts at Redman Services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for service. We can provide you with quality furnace replacement, maintenance and repair services.