In the world of furnace repair and maintenance, if it’s not broken it may not need to be fixed, but you should still be scheduling service for it. Even if your system seems to be working just fine, you could be putting it on the path to having to be replaced by neglecting regular service. At Jennings, we have found that the systems that are meticulously cared for are also the systems that give back to their owners over time by lasting longer and working better. If you live in Canton, we have quality maintenance services in your area.
What is Furnace Maintenance?
Furnace maintenance is the routine inspections and tune-ups that are done on your system in between repairs. They are similar to a check-up at your doctor’s office in that they are designed for healthy units rather than sick ones to make sure that they are still in good condition. If there is anything in the system that requires service, our technicians at Jennings will find it, restore your furnace, and get it working at peak performance again.
What is Included?
A system inspection is a good way to find out more about the condition of your furnace, how old the system is, and how long it can be expected to last. This can be very good information for you if you are in the process of purchasing a home, but it can also be helpful at any other time in the life of your furnace. A tune-up is comprehensive maintenance that involves an inspection, cleaning, and adjustments for your whole furnace system.
During a tune-up, your technician will check the voltage and electrical connections of the system to ensure electrical safety. They will inspect the fan belt and adjust it as necessary, check gas pressure if you have a gas furnace, test the exhaust, lubricate mechanical parts such as the motor bearings, check and clean the heat exchanger, check the pilot light or ignition system, make sure the thermostat is in good condition, replace the filter and clean the system inside and out.
How Often is Maintenance Needed?
Your furnace will benefit from a tune-up at any time of the year and as frequently as you want. However, at Jennings, we usually recommend that our Canton customers schedule them as follows:
- A Minimum of Once Per Year- If you are waiting more than one year in between tune-ups, you may be putting your furnace at greater risk for breakdowns,
- In the Fall- If you want to maximize the effectiveness of your preventative maintenance, schedule it right before the cold weather comes. This will help your furnace to be efficient and reliable for the whole winter, and it will help to clear away any of the dust that settled on your system during the summer.
How Can You Benefit from Furnace Maintenance?
Preventative maintenance is not a ploy by HVAC companies to get you to spend more money. In fact, it will save you money by reducing the number of times that you have to call for a repair. Many furnace repairs are far more expensive than a yearly tune-up, and they can happen more and more frequently the longer you neglect to have your system serviced. Furnaces with a history of yearly tune-ups also heat the home much more efficiently, leading to hundreds of dollars of savings over time.
Preventative maintenance is also a great way to get to know your HVAC technician, and for your technician to get to know your system. When your technician is familiar with your furnace, repairs will be much easier and straightforward, and you will have the peace of knowing exactly who to call when something goes wrong with your furnace.
Because it is so important to have your system inspected and adjusted every year, we have made our tune-ups complimentary with a Rewards Club membership. For $16 per month, you can schedule a fall tune-up for your furnace, and one for your air conditioner during the spring as well. Free maintenance is not the only thing you receive with a membership plan. You will also get a discount on all of your HVAC repairs, reduced service fees, guaranteed service within 24-hours, and much more.
Your furnace can only take care of you and warm your Canton home when you are putting in the time and effort needed to take care of it. The most effective and economical way to care for your furnace is to schedule maintenance every year. If you need an inspection for your furnace or a regular tune-up, call Jennings Heating and Cooling today.