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Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up

female hand filling out a date on her scheduleWhen we recommend an annual tune-up for your furnace, we understand that it’s an easy suggestion to dismiss. Unless something is obviously wrong with your system—for instance, you can’t get any heat from in on a chilly winter day—then you may be tempted to hold off on calling a technician, particularly if your heating system was working fine last year. However, just like maintenance for your car fends off problems, routine heating maintenance is important for the prevention of the most severe furnace repairs in Kent, WA.

As professional heating specialists, we believe it’s our duty to explain to you why regular tune-ups are so important. For more information, reach out to our team and schedule your next maintenance appointment. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the importance of this service.

What Is Furnace Maintenance?

This is a service offered by most, if not all, professional HVAC contractors, although the level of service may vary. Our technicians have a checklist of furnace components to inspect, test, clean, and adjust as needed on your heating equipment. To do so requires certain tools and expertise that only a trained expert can provide.

During your furnace tune-up, our technicians will likely make some adjustments, which will help improve the performance of your furnace. However, it’s also possible that you have failing components or issues that could become major problems later on. If we detect this, we’ll inform you so that you can schedule service ASAP to repair or replace a component.

A Furnace Tune-Up Improves Your Comfort and Safety

The main benefit of staying on top of your annual furnace tune-ups is that it will improve your overall comfort. Over the years, climate control systems tend to become less and less effective, as the components wear down. This is similar to your vehicle, or any other system you use on a regular basis.

Generally speaking, it’s best to schedule a furnace tune-up in the fall, before temperatures drop too low—and conversely, schedule your AC tune-up in the spring before temperatures rise again. By tuning up the components of your furnace, it will run more smoothly, helping your home to heat up more accurately and efficiently.

Also, by repairing parts as soon as you’re made aware of the need to do so, you won’t have to worry about a potential breakdown right when you need your heating system the most. Perhaps most importantly, if you have a gas-powered furnace, maintenance helps in the prevention or early detection of a cracked heat exchanger, which can lead to carbon monoxide leaks and other health and safety risks.

Will Maintenance Save Money?

Yes, and this is typically the reason people schedule maintenance on a regular basis—because they realize how much it actually saves them in the long run. A furnace tune-up each year helps you to reduce your monthly bills, as your furnace will be able to retain 95% of its efficiency throughout its lifespan. Plus, you might actually extend that lifespan.

Additionally, you’ll be saving money you likely would have spent on emergency repairs, since you can make repair appointments on your own time. Finally, you’ll be preventing major system breakdowns and premature system replacement.

Contact Sound Heating today! We take your comfort as serious as you do.

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