It’s Near The End Of Summer, Think About A Heating System Tune-up

Updated: 08/07/2023

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Time passes by pretty fast. Just a few weeks ago, the long-awaited summer season was just beginning. Today, property owners are being told to start preparing for the cold season. The cold of winter can make life challenging for you and your family, so you need to take steps to ensure you will have a warm and comfortable winter. One of the things you can do, as part of the preparation, is to give your boiler or furnace a tune-up. A heater tune-up has many benefits that you may want to know about. We discuss the most common ones below.

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Why Opt For A Heating System Tune-Up?

Keep reading to explore some of the advantages that you receive from a heating system tune-up.

i) Improving Energy Efficiency

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When the heating system is being tuned up, cleaning is usually done to remove dirt and other debris that may lower the energy efficiency of the heating system. Furthermore, the system must be inspected to ensure there are no problems with the heat exchanger and burner. These measures will go a long way in improving the energy efficiency of the entire system.

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ii) Prevents Sudden Breakdowns

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A heater or furnace, can malfunction for one reason or another. For instance, the thermostat can go off-calibration or malfunction completely. The fan assembly can also develop a problem. For instance, the motor can get burned out, or the fan belt may lose its tension. Whatever the case, each of these problems can prevent the heater from performing optimally. The most effective way of preventing heater failures is to carry out preventive maintenance during furnace tune-up. An experienced heating contractor will inspect the entire system to see if anything is out of place. If the furnace is making abnormal noises, the maintenance crew will lubricate all moving parts and replace the fan belt, if it is worn out. The thermostat will also be recalibrated or replaced with a programmable thermostat. After the tune up, you will not need to worry about sudden breakdowns.

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iii) Keep Your Warranty Valid

Warranties normally come with strict terms and conditions that must be followed to the letter to keep the warranty valid. For instance, the manufacturer or installer of your equipment will require regular maintenance of your furnace by a NATE-certified and factory-trained heating technician. If you fail to maintain your equipment before the cold season starts, and the furnace malfunctions, your warranty will not be valid. For this reason, you should refer to your warranty document and hire a heating technician who meets the requirements specified to give your system a heater tune-up.

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iv) Keeps You Safe

There are two main hazards associated with using a furnace for space heating a home. The first is the fire hazard associated with burning natural gas around your home. Natural gas explosions are not uncommon and they are typically associated with gas leaks or improperly maintained natural gas systems. The second is the leakage of a deadly gas known as carbon monoxide, which may escape into the air supply system of your home through a broken heat exchanger. During a furnace tune-up, the technicians will check every single component of the system to ensure there is efficient combustion and transfer of heat to your indoor spaces. This will go a long way in safeguarding not only your family, but also your property.

Heating oil systems are much safer than natural gas systems because fuel oil systems give clear indicators long before a fire or carbon monoxide becomes an issue. Natural gas systems do not. However, it should be noted that fuel oil systems still require professional maintenance annually.

v) Cuts Your Energy Costs

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As mentioned earlier, furnace tune-up will help to improve the energy efficiency of your heating system. This will, in turn, lower your heating bills, which will save you a lot of money in the long run. The key, however, is to hire a licensed heating contractor to give your system a tune-up.

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R.F. Ohl offers trusted heating and cooling services throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including Alburtis, PA, and the surrounding area. These services include heater and air conditioning tune-ups, HVAC installations, heating oil delivery, and much more. Your heater will perform more efficiently when it is maintained professionally. Be sure to have a reputable heating and cooling services company, like R.F. Ohl, to address your heater’s needs. Contact us today. Click here to see all of the services that R.F. Ohl can do for you.

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