by Don Rackler on November 13, 2012
A professional heating system tune-up goes a long way toward achieving peak home comfort, managing energy consumption, ensuring safe operation and extending the life of your heating system. However, just because you schedule a heating system tune-up every year doesn’t mean you get a pass. Homeowners must also perform several maintenance tasks, designed to boost the results of the professional services.
Here’s what your technician should be doing during a heating system tune-up:
With a comprehensive inspection and thorough cleaning of your heating system, you can rest assured that it’s ready to go once cooler weather hits, and that it can perform consistently over the winter season. One final perk? An extension of its life span. Without regular maintenance, the heating system’s components will wear out sooner, ultimately leading to a breakdown or system failure, a factor you can largely avoid with regular tune-ups.
Safety – Peace of Mind – is the most important benefit to having your system checked by a certified technician. One of the biggest differences between air conditioners and furnaces is what happens when they break. Your air conditioner stops cooling…but a gas furnace can keep on heating even if the heat exchanger is cracked or the flue system is allowing deadly carbon monoxide to enter your home.
Essential tasks for homeowners
You can’t rest on your laurels, however, knowing that you’ve had a heating system tune-up performed. You must also engage in these maintenance steps, which will help to keep your furnace or heat pump in peak condition over the season:
Give your heating system the best fighting chance possible to operate efficiently and last longer. With a heating system tune-up, you’ll also get the benefit of superior home comfort throughout the cold winter. For more information, or to schedule a tune-up, contact Jon Wayne Heating & Air Conditioning today. We have been helping homeowners in the greater San Antonio area with quality HVAC services since the 1970s.
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