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What Actually Happens During a Heating Tune-Up?

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If you’ve followed our blog for any length of time, you know that we are passionate about maintaining your HVAC system and heater. We don’t just want to install a heater and forget about it until the time comes that you need a new one. We want to help you maintain your heater and take care of it so that it can last for years longer than the average lifespan. 

You know that maintenance is important, but you may be wondering what exactly we do during a heating tune-up. If you need heating maintenance before the winter season sets in, give our team a call. We can make sure your heater is working at its best all season long. If you want to learn more about what actually happens during a heating tune-up, just keep reading. 

Why Is Heating Maintenance Important?

You want to invest in heater maintenance at least once per year. Some systems require bi-annual maintenance, and we can talk to you about what kind of heater you have to determine what your needs are. Every heater sustains wear and tear from normal use. Over time, this wear and tear can build up and worsen. 

Your heater can develop small problems that go unnoticed and eventually lead to big problems that cost a lot to fix. Heater maintenance addresses that wear and tear to keep your heater in the best shape possible. Think of it like an oil change or tire rotation for your car. You wouldn’t skip out on those important maintenance services, so don’t skip out on heater maintenance either! 

All About Heater Maintenance

When our team visits your home for a heater maintenance appointment, we arrive ready to inspect every inch of your unit. No part or component is so small that it is unimportant because all of the pieces have to work together to heat your home. One of the first things we do is check your air filter. We make sure that you’re using a filter that serves your unit well, and we make recommendations if we think there is a better one available. Even if you change your filter regularly, we will change it if we need to. 

After that, we check all of your bolts and screws to make sure everything is secure. A screw or bolt can come loose and knock around your system, getting stuck somewhere and leading to other damage. Tightening those screws and bolts is a simple task, but it’s a great way to make sure your unit works well. 

Then we check for any lubrication needs. There are parts that turn or grind together every time your heater is turned on. Over time, lubrication lessens and these parts don’t move as easily. Your heater may have to work harder to heat your home. Adding in lubrication regularly can help you win back some of your energy efficiency and prevent sounds like grinding.

We also make sure your gas lines and electrical connections are all secure. You don’t just want your unit to run great, you also want to make sure that it is safe for use and doesn’t pose any fire hazards.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and let us do it right the first time!

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