Out of sight and out of mind is no way to think of your furnace. Sure, you might not see it often, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until there’s a problem before you check on it. If you want to avoid inconvenient breakdowns or spikes in your heating bills, it’s a good idea to have a furnace tune-up. This can help to optimize both the energy efficiency of your furnace and its lifespan. Here are a few of our furnace tune-up tips:
Top 3 Furnace Tune-Up Tips
#1: Have Furnace Tune-Ups Annually
One of the first questions we’ll hear when it comes to furnace tune-ups is, “How often should I have a furnace tune-up?” It’s important to be regular with your tune-ups. We recommend annual furnace tune-ups, typically just before turning your furnace on for the year or soon after turning it on. This will help you to catch any problems your furnace might have while they’re still small and manageable, before they turn into a bigger problem. Fortunately, when you sign up for our MVP membership, it comes with annual furnace tune-ups included.
#2: Clean Your Furnace
Over time, dust can build up on your furnace — especially when it’s been dormant for most of the year. This can make it difficult for it to function the way it should and could even cause dangerous hazards. If you’ve already turned your furnace on, turn it off and wait for it to cool. Then take some time to vacuum up any dust. For parts of the furnace that can’t be reached with a vacuum, such as the blower fan or tight corners, use a damp rag to wipe away any dust.
#3: Find Furnace Technicians You Can Trust
When it comes to your furnace tune-up, you don’t want technicians who are in and out with just a cursory glance at your furnace. They may be able to determine whether it runs decently now, but they won’t be diligent enough to catch the finer details. That’s why at Service Champions we take our time when it comes to furnace maintenance. Our technicians spend a full 60-90 minutes inspecting, analyzing, and cleaning 21 different operations when it comes to your furnace. We want to stop any issues before they start and make sure things are not just running, but running as efficiently as possible.
Do you need a furnace tune-up? Contact Service Champions today for more information or to schedule your tune-up.