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By the time the first snow flies in Parma, you want to make sure your furnace is ready to do its job. At Jennings, we love to provide warmth for homes in the area, and one way we do this is by offering furnace tune-ups to our customers. In the winter, it can easily get below freezing and snowfall is frequent. Our tune-ups keep even the coldest temperatures away and make you feel safe and comfortable inside your home.

What is the Difference Between Tune-ups and Repairs?

Our customers are often confused about what makes our tune-up services different. While repairs are geared towards fixing furnaces that have broken down, stopped working effectively, or even caused a hazard in your home, tune-ups can be performed on any system at any time, even if it is in good condition. In fact, tune-ups are recommended for every furnace from the time it is installed until the end of its lifespan.

Tune-ups are scheduled ahead of time, and are usually performed once per year. Most homeowners prefer to have maintenance done on their system just before winter for maximum benefit.  Conversely, a repair should be scheduled any time your furnace stops producing hot air, is making loud noises during operation, is producing a foul odor, or will no longer turn on. If you are having a problem with the efficiency of your furnace, you can call Jennings and we can help you determine which service you need.

Are Tune-Ups Necessary?

As with any of your possessions, it is your choice how much you want to invest in the care of your furnace. Your furnace will likely still operate for a time without this service. However, tune-ups are essential if you want your system to maintain its efficiency rating, last 20 years or more, and be covered by your warranty. Also, as much as we love serving our Parma customers, tune-ups are a good way to prevent having to see us too often for furnace repairs. Some of the most expensive repairs such as blow motor and capacitor failure can be prevented by frequent cleaning, air filter replacement, and lubrication.

When your system is inspected regularly, your technician will be able to find problems much earlier and then you can make a plan to fix them before they cause a system failure. Keeping dirt away from the heat exchanger, fan, gas valve and more will boost efficiency, prevent wear and tear, and protect your family from gas leaks. While not a requirement of furnace ownership, tune-ups provide many benefits for our customers which, in our opinion, are indispensable.

What Is Included in Our Tune-Ups?

Not all tune-ups are equally beneficial for your system. Some HVAC contractors offer tune-ups that are not comprehensive and will not provide the best protection. At Jennings, we aim to have the most extensive maintenance services in Parma while still charging a reasonable cost. Our technicians follow a detailed checklist to ensure that your system has been checked from top to bottom. Included in our furnace tune-ups are the following services:

Component Inspection

Your furnace has many different components that are all working together to heat your home. Everything from the thermostat to the blower pulley is essential and needs to be working correctly. The first stage in our tune-ups is to inspect these areas and note any parts that are worn out, old, or not functioning properly. We inspect controls, electrical connections, and safety features, and we do a carbon monoxide test and look for signs of a gas leak.

Cleaning and Lubrication

Cleaning the inside of your furnace is difficult and should be done by a licensed technician with experience in furnace care. During a tune-up, we clean the burner, pilot light, thermocouple, and more. We also make sure the area around your furnace is clean, your filter is new,  and your vents are not obstructed.


During regular operation, components can become loose or out of place. We will adjust and tighten anything that needs it including the electrical connections and thermostat. The specific services that we perform will depend upon the type of system that you have, and any major repair needs will be discussed with you before we take the time to fix them.

Premium Quality at Jennings

Because the winters are so cold, you need the best care for your system. We offer nothing but the best at Jennings Heating and Cooling, and we are always ready to take your call. If you live in Parma, contact us today.


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