Annual Maintenance Will Minimize Furnace Repair Needs

Posted: 2017-09-05

Cooler weather is on the way. Before the temperature drops too far, it’s a good idea to have your furnace checked. As a homeowner, you should have a yearly maintenance check of your furnace every fall.  It can save you time, frustration and money when it is done by a licensed technician. Yearly maintenance can keep your HVAC system working at peak efficiency by identifying problems from thermal stress, wear and tear, movement or dust. The heating system controls the temperature and moves the air throughout your home to keep it comfortable while also filtering out dust and allergens. The technician will perform a comprehensive diagnostic check to ensure your furnace is operating safely, efficiently and to the manufacturer’s specifications. Regular maintenance helps to extend the life of your system and can help detect potential problems before they occur, avoiding a costly furnace repair in Shoreview MN or any surrounding city, when you need heat the most.

Why Schedule a Furnace Tune Up?

Technicians should perform a safety test for carbon monoxide (CO) and also check the unit’s safe operating temperature. Carbon monoxide leaks can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea and even death. Common problems that the technician will check for include loosened ductwork due to normal thermal expansion and contraction and blower motor bearings in need of lubrication. The technician will also replace the air filter and clean any dust from the blower fan blades and air conditioning condenser coil. Less obvious problems the technician can find include a loose blower belt, improperly firing burners, a blocked condensate drain, loose wiring harnesses and more.

Dirt is the biggest enemy of your home’s heating and cooling system. It can waste fuel and lower the efficiency of your heating system, costing you money. A technician can also check to make sure the vents are clear and that the thermostat is working properly. Clean filters and vents will improve the air quality in your home; it is recommended that the air filters be changed or cleaned on a monthly basis or per manufacturer specifications. The technician will inspect all of the furnace’s components and give it a professional cleaning and adjust the controls, if needed. The goal of an annual furnace tune-up is a thorough safety check to ensure safe and reliable operation for the entire system throughout the upcoming winter.

With preventive maintenance, the technician may catch a problem and repair it before your furnace quits in the middle of a cold, snowy night. Though many homeowners believe they can service your own furnace, it is always best to call a skilled professional to do the job. They are trained, their work is guaranteed and you will be able to have a peace-of-mind that your heating system will be safe and run at peak performance. A reputable company usually has a checklist that the technician follows and will leave with you, so you will know exactly what was done.

Call Four Seasons Air Specialists For Your Furnace Tune Up

Now is the time to call and schedule an appointment with a Four Seasons Air Specialists highly qualified service technician. If you truly want peace-of-mind, we offer a planned maintenance program to keep your HVAC system running properly and at peak efficiency. Our maintenance plan ensures your heating system will last as long as possible and keep it under your manufacturer's warranty. We will come to your home, at your convenience, and inspect your furnace to make sure your home will be warm and comfortable inside when the weather outside is cold and frosty.

Call Four Seasons Air Specialists for all your heating and air conditioning needs. We have been providing heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality products and services in White Bear Lake and the Northeast Metro area since 1974. We will be happy to add you to our list of satisfied customers!