When Should I Tune Up My Furnace?
Give your furnace the care it deserves. Remember to schedule an annual service tune-up with your Carrier Northwest specialist.
On top of professional service, changing your furnace filter regularly to maintain a healthy airflow is vital. Running on a clean filter protects your equipment and increases efficiency by up to 15 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Fall is a convenient time for our Pacific Northwest homeowners to have their heating systems tuned up. That way, it’s ready to go for winter.
Still haven’t scheduled your furnace inspection? It’s not too late. Carrier Northwest can quickly link you to a nearby Carrier dealership that services air conditioners (AC), heat pumps, ductless systems, and more.
What Are the Benefits of Furnace Maintenance?
It always starts with comfort! Here are some other benefits to keeping your equipment tuned up:
- Keep your warranty in compliance.
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment needs regular maintenance to perform efficiently. For that reason, manufacturers nearly always have a provision in the warranty that mandates regular maintenance. To keep your warranty protections, ensure your furnace is well maintained.
- Maintain a safe home.
Inspections let your Carrier Northwest HVAC specialist check for issues that could impact your indoor air quality (IAQ), among other risks. For example, an undetected crack in your heat exchanger could put your household at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.
- Pay less for energy, and minimize repairs.
Routine checkups help to maximize your efficiency. Your HVAC technician can find and correct problems that increase your utility costs or lead to costly repairs. Otherwise, leaky ductwork or faulty parts go unnoticed—which can create significant expenses in the long term.
- Get the maximum mileage out of your heating system.
Want your furnace to last a full 20 years? New heating equipment is no small investment—give your current system the upkeep it requires. Proper maintenance means you likely won’t have to worry about a replacement for quite some time.
What Can I Expect From an HVAC Tune-Up?
Ready to schedule a heating tune-up for your Pacific Northwest home? Our HVAC experts are ready to assist.
A thorough tune-up will take 45 minutes to an hour. Your specialist will follow Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) HVAC inspection guidelines. The visit includes a performance evaluation and safety inspection. This ensures your furnace is running safely and up to the highest standards.
During a typical visit, your specialist may perform the following:
- Inspect the gas valve, amp draws, limit controls, heat exchanger, and ductwork, adjusting as needed
- Clean the blower wheel, blower compartment, burners, and flame sensor
- Replace your air filter as needed
After the inspection, your specialist will provide you with their findings. If any major repairs need to be made, you’ll receive an upfront estimate and repair timeline.