Fall is the perfect time to get your home winter ready with a professional HVAC tune-up.
It’s officially fall! Football, sweater weather and pumpkin flavored everything is here. Nights are getting cooler and you’ll be turning your heating system on before you know it. The question is, will your system be ready and working efficiently?
At J. H. Roberts, Inc, we recommend having a heating tune-up performed at least once a year. Scheduling a professional heating tune-up in the fall is a great way to save money this winter, and a great way to ensure that you won’t run into any unexpected hiccups with your heating system when you need it most in the coming months.
Here we list the three main reasons to get a heating tune-up in the fall:
Ensure Safe Operation Of Your System
Boiler and gas furnaces combine flame and either natural gas or oil to create the heat in your home. Due to the volatile nature of any type of fuel source and the fact that the process involves flame, it should be readily apparent how important proper maintenance for a system like this is. If your heating system is poorly maintained, it could be a serious safety issue for you and your entire family. If your system has any kind of leak, these fuel sources could be leaking out into your home. This can be a very big issue as these fuels pose health issues if they are inhaled for any length of time. In addition, the incomplete combustion of these fuels can lead to a build-up of carbon monoxide in your home. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that can be lethal if you are exposed to too much of it, and if your heating system has any cracks or small leaks, this gas could be pouring out into your home.
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
If you have ever smelled a slight burning smell when you first turn on your heating system for the year. The smell is more than likely from the deposits of dust and dirt burning off of the internal components. This in itself can be a serious fire hazard if there has been too much build up over the course of the year, but even a little bit can impact your system’s effectiveness. By having a tune-up performed in the fall for your heating system, you can ensure that your system is clean and ready to run at peak efficiency.
One of the most frustrating things in the winter is having to wait around in the cold for a professional to come out and perform emergency repairs on your system because it stopped working. Having a heating tune-up performed before it starts seeing heavy use can help you avoid these types of issues by catching any potential problems early, and resolving them before they have a chance to cause more damage. Preventative maintenance will not only help you improve the lifespan of your system, it will also save you time and money by avoiding expensive emergency repairs.
Carrier and all major furnace manufacturers recommend that you have annual inspections and maintenance performed to protect the machinery and prevent serious damage. Most of the time, your furnace won’t be covered under warranty if any damage occurs unless it’s been serviced annually.
J. H. Roberts, Inc. offers maintenance agreement plans to simplify the process of regular HVAC care. Preventative HVAC maintenance is much less expensive—and less of a hassle—than emergency repairs. Our heating tune-ups will keep your heating unit running efficiently, and they’ll prevent you from needing major repairs during the coldest parts of the year. Contact us today to schedule your HVAC tune-up!