HVAC – Why are Tune Ups So Important

Our home heating system is just one of those things we tend to just not think about. We set the thermostat to our preferred temperature and that’s that, out of sight, out of mind. Preventative maintenance is an easy thing to forget about. Who wants to spend money on that anyway? Until of course we wake up to a freezing house or are forced to take a cold shower. Then it becomes an emergency and we can think of little else until it is taken care of. Why Preventative Maintenance is so important It keeps your family comfortable and safe A heating tune up ensures that your system is running smoothly, efficiently and most importantly…safely. What your technician does depends largely on the type of system you have and the type of fuel it uses. In our area there are three common types of systems – furnaces (forced air), boilers (radiators) and heat pumps. Your technician is trained to service them all to run optimally and to help avoid unexpected breakdowns. Any heating unit that burns fuel is particularly important to have inspected. Furnaces with a crack heat exchanger have the potential to release carbon monoxide into the air. Furnaces or boilers with clogged flue pipes or chimneys pose the same risk. You may be surprised how common it is for birds or other critters to build nests and cause problems. No matter how well maintained your system is, it is always best to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. It saves money Believe it or not, preventative maintenance, or tune ups as we call them, saves...