Fall is Here—Have Your Heating System Tuned Up
Fall has officially arrived, and while you're preparing for the upcoming holidays, it's also important to start preparing your home for the winter. One of the most important things you can do for your home as the weather gets colder is to make sure that your heating system is prepared to keep your home warm and comfortable. When the winter weather reaches its lowest points, you need to know that your heating system is effective, efficient, and totally reliable.
At Chapman Bros. Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, our professional New Jersey heating contractors recommend that you have a heating tune-up performed once every year in order to make sure that your heating system is always in the best condition possible. Many homeowners, however, are unaware of how important heating tune-ups are.
Here are some of the questions homeowners frequently have for us:
Are Annual Tune-Ups and Inspections Really Necessary?
If you're interested in keeping your heating system efficient and effective, then you should have a tune-up performed every year. All furnace manufacturers recommend that you have an annual inspection performed, and most furnaces won't be covered under warranty if any damage occurs unless they've received a yearly tune-up.
If you neglect to have your heating system tune-up, you won't necessarily have major problems develop with your New Jersey home's heating system, but the changes are much higher. Preventative maintenance is much more convenient than emergency repairs, and it will increase your heating system's life span.
Our heating tune-ups will help you keep your heating unit running as efficiently as possible, and they'll prevent major problems from developing.
What Do Technicians Actually Do During a Tune-Up?
The actual services that your heating contractor will perform will vary depending on who you hire. However, any qualified heating contractor should know which services your heating system needs every year. Our New Jersey heating contractors will always provide these basic services, and more:
- Clean ignition assembly
- Monitor flue draft
- Measure temperature changes
- Check gas supply for leaks
- Clean and adjust burner assembly
- Clean heat exchanger and elements
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Adjust operating pressures
- Clean or replace air filters*
*This should be performed much more often than once per year.