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If you have a furnace, you may have heard your technician mention furnace tune-ups during a repair appointment. This is a service that we never hesitate to recommend because of the long-lasting benefits that it brings to our customers all across the Richfield area. Winters here can be incredibly cold, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be. When you are inside your home, you can keep warm while avoiding added expenses when you take advantage of our tune-up services. 

The Importance of Furnace Tune-Ups

You may be wondering why our technicians and other staff members are so committed to furnace tune-ups. For us, it is an outpouring of our care for homeowners in our community. We want you to be able to save money while also enjoying a quality furnace and a more comfortable home.

When it comes to keeping your furnace in good condition, you do have to spend a little bit of money to save money. However, the small amount that you pay for a yearly tune-up will go a long way towards lowering your energy bills and keeping costs for repairs low. During a tune-up, it is not uncommon for us to find small and seemingly insignificant problems that have the potential to turn into an expensive repair. A few adjustments or a cheap replacement part can prevent these breakdowns from even happening.

You will also save money every month on your utilities when you keep your furnace clean and well-serviced. A dirty interior and exterior will prevent your system from operating at peak performance, but a detailed cleaning by our knowledgeable technicians will make a noticeable difference in the operation of your heater. System cleaning can also prevent excessive wear and tear on mechanical parts. 

What Items Are Included With a Tune-Up?

Tests and checks are a key part of tune-ups with Jennings. We want to see how your system is performing, and we want to ensure that your gas line, wiring, and safety controls are all safe and in good condition. We also want to see how efficiently your furnace is running, determine its age, and assess the overall condition of the unit. This is important information that we will always pass on to you following a tune-up. 

During your tune-up, if there are any loose electrical connections or problems with the thermostat or controls, we will adjust these before leaving. We will check and clean the heat exchanger, blower motor, pilot light, and sensor as necessary and change the filter. We will add lubrication where needed to keep moving parts working smoothly. Finally, we check for carbon monoxide leaks for your safety, and we will inspect your ducts and vents for clogs or leaks.

Does My Furnace Need a Tune-Up Every Year?

Yes, at Jennings, we recommend scheduling this service annually just before winter. Having a furnace tune-up every year can:

  • Improve Efficiency
  • Protect Your Warranty
  • Lengthen Your System’s Lifespan
  • Improve Your Comfort
  • And More!

In Between Tune-Ups

A year can seem like a long time in between appointments, but there are always things that you can do to continually care for your furnace. Change the filters every three months or when it begins to look dirty so that it doesn’t have to struggle to operate with a dirty filter. You can also lower the strain on your furnace by replacing weatherstripping in your home, adding insulation, and running your ceiling fans in the opposite direction during the winter. 

Our Maintenance Plans

At Jennings, you can get the exact plan that you need to care for your specific system. You can choose between our Gold Level Plan for $26 per month or our Silver Level Plan for $16. Each will give you access to special rewards and discounts, including a $0 service fee for weekday repairs. Each of our members will also receive two 15-point maintenance inspections and reports every year. If you have been on the fence about investing in maintenance for your furnace, this is the easiest and most affordable way to ensure that your system will heat your home for many years to come.

For our team at Jennings, a tune-up isn’t just a bonus service. It is one of the most important jobs that we do. There are so many benefits from reducing costs for our customers to helping the environment through higher efficiency systems. To schedule your tune-up today, give our team at Jennings Heating and Cooling a call.


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