Why A Professional HVAC Tune-Up Should Be On Your To-Do List Each Year

2 August 2022
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An HVAC unit plays an important role in keeping your house comfortable year-round. Often it gets little attention until something goes wrong with it. When putting together a to-do list of maintenance projects around the house, an annual HVAC inspection should be a priority. In fact, you can go a step further and schedule an HVAC tune-up for both spring and fall. Here's why.  

Preventative Maintenance

There are several things that an HVAC unit needs to run properly and be as energy efficient as possible. An HVAC pro will look closely at the furnace and AC unit to make sure they are working properly. This includes:

  • A gas pressure check. 
  • Ignitor components and pilot light. 
  • Flame operation inspection. 
  • Leaky hoses on AC units.
  • Low coolant levels on AC units.
  • Blower compartment cleaning.
  • Replacing a dirty air filter.

An HVAC pro will address these issues now and fix them before the unit stops functioning altogether. A twice-a-year tune-up helps keep the entire HVAC system in tip-top shape.

Maintains Existing Warranty

Providing heating system maintenance before the dead of winter helps keep the HVAC unit working flawlessly during high demand. If you have newer parts or a new unit, a tune-up helps keep the entire system working correctly. This reduces the risk of the unit breaking and voiding the warranty. If the unit malfunctions due to improper routine maintenance, the warranty could be voided. 

If you've had a recent HVAC system installation, talk to your contractor about warranty concerns. They will properly service your unit and keep you up-to-date on product recalls and warranty issues. 

Reduces Emergency Service Calls

There is nothing worse than a furnace going out in the middle of the night or on a weekend. If you can't troubleshoot the issue on your own, you need to call in an HVAC pro. This can get pricey, especially if parts have to be special ordered. Getting a tune-up in the spring and fall can reduce the risk of a sudden HVAC unit breakdown. During the HVAC tune-up, they will check connections and tighten wires if needed. They may also recommend a new HVAC installation if your unit is showing a lot of wear or tear or if it's outdated and needs an upgrade. 

Now is the time to pick up the phone and schedule an HVAC tune-up. It keeps you one step ahead of a breakdown and promotes overall energy efficiency in the home.  

Contact an HVAC technician if you need heating system maintenance