What To Expect From A Furnace Tune-Up

If you are new to owning and taking care of a home, you'll need to learn how to take care of your heating unit. You'll need to hire a heating service that will come to your house and tune up your furnace for you. It's helpful to know what to expect.

You Won't Void Your Warranty

One of the advantages of having your furnace tuned-up is that you won't have to worry about your warranty being voided. After a furnace installation, if something goes wrong with the furnace, the repairs or replacement may be covered by a warranty, but only if you hire a heating tune-up service every year.

You Can Help the Technician With the Tune-Up

If you want to get the most out of your tune-up, you can troubleshoot your furnace before the technician arrives. This can help you get to the bottom of any problems more quickly and can also reduce the amount of time that the technician spends on certain tasks. For example, you should consider replacing or cleaning the furnace filter. Check the settings on your furnace and make sure that they are correct. Check the thermostat and make sure that it is set to "heat" and not "cool."

The Technician Will Inspect and Clean the Furnace

When a furnace technician arrives at your home, he or she will inspect the furnace and perform tests to ensure that everything is working properly. If there is anything that needs to be tightened up or cleaned, this will be taken care of. If there are any parts that need to be replaced or any necessary repairs, the technician will make recommendations for what you should do next. The furnace will be disassembled and reassembled after the tune-up is complete.

Your Furnace Will Be More Efficient and Last Longer

By having your furnace tuned up, you'll improve the efficiency of the furnace. Furnaces lose efficiency over time, but this can be corrected to some extent through a heating tune-up service. This can lead to lower heating costs for your home. There may be parts that are in need of a replacement. If you don't replace a failing part soon enough, this could lead to other components in your furnace also becoming damaged. 

A furnace can last for at least a decade, and some furnaces last for almost two decades. How long your furnace lasts is partially based on how often you have your furnace tuned up.