As one of the most vital systems in your home, your furnace deserves all of the care and attention that you can give it. Keeping it in good condition despite hours of constant use during the winter is no easy task, but it can be simplified by calling Jennings for a furnace tune-up. Yearly tune-ups can make your furnace run like new, and they can be done for a relatively small price tag. If you want to learn more about our tune-ups in Cuyahoga Falls, here is everything you need to know.
Is a Furnace Tune-Up Necessary?
While you are under no obligation to have your furnace serviced by a professional technician, your warranty probably requires tune-ups. However, this is not the only reason that makes tune-ups one of the best maintenance decisions for your home.
As dust collects on your furnace, parts become worn out with constant use, and electrical connections loosen from the effects of time, your furnace can become a danger to your home. Fire, electrical shocks, gas leaks, and carbon monoxide poisoning all become a possibility. Even if your furnace still seems to be working fine, there are hidden but significant risks to running your furnace for years without having it inspected or cleaned.
Dust and worn-out components can also lead to a major reduction in inefficiency. Your home may not warm up as fast with a dirty system, and you may have to suddenly begin paying more on your utilities. These problems can also lead to constant breakdowns which are much more expensive to fix than a tune-up. These breakdowns can eventually lead to a furnace failure which would require a full system replacement. The conclusion is that, although tune-ups are not strictly necessary for your system, they are by far the safer and more affordable choice.
How Much Does a Tune-Up Cost?
Many of our customers are concerned about the cost of a furnace tune-up. While tune-ups do cost money, they are much cheaper than most furnace repairs, and they are an expense that can be planned for in advance. Most tune-ups cost between $100 and $200, and they only need to be done once per year. For even more cost savings, you can become a member of our Rewards Club. We offer two free inspections each year in addition to other benefits.
What is Included in a Tune-Up?
When you schedule a furnace tune-up with Jennings, the first thing we do is inspect and change your filters. We then make sure the blower is working properly and producing the appropriate airflow. We will check and recalibrate the thermostat, clean your evaporator and condenser coils, and clean the system inside and out. We inspect and adjust electrical connections, inspect the drip pan and condensate drain, check how well your system cycles, and test the gas pressure. Finally, we check the whole system for leaks, lubricate moving parts, test the area for carbon monoxide, and do a safety inspection of the entire unit. We pledge that we won’t miss a thing when inspecting your system, and you can be fully confident in the safety and effectiveness of your furnace after we leave.
Can I Do a Tune-Up By Myself?
Unless you are an experienced HVAC technician, there are only a few things that you should be doing yourself to maintain your system. All homeowners can learn how to change the filter since this needs to be done once every 1-3 months. You can also clean the outside of your system and do a visual inspection. Any hands-on adjustments of internal components need to be done by a professional. This includes electrical adjustments, lubrication, and cleaning of the inside of the unit. Attempting these can put yourself or the integrity of your system at risk.
Tune-Ups at Jennings
Our whole team is 100% committed to excellence. This is seen in the way we treat our customers as well as the duty that we feel to continue being at the forefront of our industry. We promote and require continued education in our technicians to stay abreast of developments, and we make sure every person that works on your furnace is NATE-Certified, experienced, and background checked for safety.
If your furnace is running with less than its usual strength or you are concerned about rising utility costs, a furnace tune-up can solve these problems. We offer unparalleled tune-up services in the Cuyahoga Falls area and we are always happy to help. Call Jennings today.