Have Your Heating System Tuned Up Before Winter!
The fall weather is a pleasant and welcome change after a long summer in Georgia, but before you get too comfortable, don't forget that fall is the time to start getting your home prepared for the winter months. Your home needs to a comfortable and safe place during the coldest parts of the year, and one of the most important things to do for your home in preparation of winter is to schedule a heating tune-up in Monroe, GA.
When the winter weather reaches its lowest temperatures, you need to know that your heating system is totally reliable and ready to keep your home warm, comfortable, and safe. At Bolton Refrigeration HEating & Air, our heating technicians recommend that you have your heating system tuned up once every year, preferably in the early fall, before you're using the system regularly. If you haven't had a heating tune-up in Monroe, GA this year, now is the time!
Many homeowners are unaware of just how beneficial (and just how important) heating tune-ups are. Here are a few of the questions homeowners often ask us about heating tune-ups:
Are Annual Heating Tune-Ups in Monroe Really Necessary?
All furnace manufacturers recommend that you have your furnace serviced annually by a professional in order to protect the machinery and prevent any serious damage. If damage does occur to your furnace and it hasn't received annual service, it will probably not be covered under the manufacturer's warranty.
Of course, if you don't have an annual tune-up performed, there's still a very good chance that your heating unit will work just fine throughout the winter months. However, over time, you'll encounter worse problems with your heating system, it will have a much shorter life span. Plus, preventative maintenance for your Monroe home's HVAC system is much cheaper and less of a hassle than repairs.
What Do Technicians Actually Do During a Tune-Up?
Depending on who you hire, the actual heating maintenance services that are performed may vary. However, there are basic needs that your heating unit has, and any qualified technician should know which services need to be performed on a heating unit annually. During every tune-up that our Monroe heating technicians perform, we'll provide these and other services:
- Clean heat exchanger and elements
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Adjust operating pressures
- Clean or replace air filters*
- Clean ignition assembly
- Monitor flue draft
- Measure temperature changes
- Check gas supply for leaks
*This should be performed every few months during the heating and cooling seasons.
Could I Do This Maintenance On My Own?
It is possible that a homeowner could perform a heating tune-up on their own, but it is not recommended. Most of the homeowners who we know who have the ability to perform all of the tasks listed above safely and accurately also happen to be heating technicians in Monroe, GA. Remember: heating tune-ups are a form of preventative maintenance, so you should consider them an investment rather than an expense, and you should only trust the job with a qualified Monroe heating contractor.