The Seasonal Tune-Up: Why It Pays to Keep Your Furnace Healthy
The consequences of ignoring your heating system
It’s more economical to keep the system you have healthy than buy a new furnace. According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), a nonprofit indoor environment and energy efficiency association, ignoring your system means “it will break down more, need replacement sooner, cost you more money throughout its shortened lifespan, and it might impact your health.” Simply put, seasonal tune-ups are bound to save you money in the long run.
Your seasonal heating system tune-up should be performed by a professional, licensed contractor like Carrier dealer Gross Heating & Air Conditioning. Take a look at the some of the fundamental inspection and cleaning tasks that should be performed during a regular tune-up, according to Angie’s List.
Basic furnace checklist:
- Visually inspect system
- Examine system for corrosion and leaks
- Check and replace the air filter
- Ensure proper ventilation
- Check burners for proper ignition, burner flame, and flame sensor
- Test carbon monoxide detector
- Inspect furnace exhaust outlet in chimney or direct vent pipe section
- Check for obstructions to airflow
- Check thermostat
The low cost of confidence and your peace of mind
The number one reason to schedule a fall tune-up for your furnace today? To keep you and your family safe. A design flaw or a poorly ventilated furnace can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. During your furnace tune-up, your technician will inspect your furnace exhaust to ensure that your furnace doesn’t pose a health or safety risk. After your tune-up, you’ll be confident your system is operating efficiently and safely—just in time to enjoy the winter season.
Download a quick fact sheet on carbon monoxide here.