Doing Your Part to Keep Your HVAC System Running

A few months ago, my air conditioner completely died. I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, and I didn't know what to do. The next day, I called an HVAC expert, and they came out to inspect my system. It turned out that it had failed because of filthy filters and a clogged return duct, which made me sick to my stomach. I had caused the problem, and I needed to learn how to fix things. My HVAC professional taught me a few easy maintenance techniques that I didn't know before, so that I could maintain my new system. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC yourself.

Why Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up


Your furnace is an appliance you probably use at least 6 months out of the year. But when was the last time your furnace was inspected or cleaned? If you aren't sure when or if this has ever been done, you may be decreasing the life of your appliance and could be setting yourself up for costly repairs. Read on for reasons why your furnace should have a tune-up.

Lengthen the Life of Your Unit

Your unit will end up with premature breakdowns. Some of these breakdowns can get costly if you don't maintain your system or clean it properly. With proper maintenance, you won't have as many breakdowns, and your unit could last upwards of 15 years. It also ensures your system will work as needed year after year as soon as the cold weather hits. There's no worry that your system isn't going to start when you switch your thermostat to the "heat" setting. 

Find Problems before They Cause a Breakdown

A proper inspection of your system can catch issues before they become much worse or cause your system to break down prematurely. Problems such as dirty filters, dirty blower motors, or a yellow flame (which could indicate a cracked heat exchanger), can be extremely dangerous to you and your family. A professional furnace repair service will be able to find these problems and can make the repairs as needed.

Save Money on Repairs

Having tune-ups on your furnace may seem like an added expense, but it could actually save you money. This is because you won't be spending as much on repairs, or on the cost to have a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician come out to your home. your furnace stops working on a holiday, a weekend, or in the middle of the night, and you call a technician out to your home, it may equate to extra fees for you. 

Increase Energy Efficiency

Your unit will work more efficiently if it is properly maintained. This will also be reflected in your energy bills each month. A more efficient furnace can also prevent a breakdown, as it isn't going to struggle to keep up with the temperature setting. If your system is struggling to keep up, it may end up breaking down.

If your furnace hasn't had a tune-up in a while, it's time to have this done. Talk to an HVAC company about getting a maintenance contract to have your system maintained each year.


15 October 2018