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Annual Furnace Tune Up

October 29, 2014

Annual Furnace Tune Up

It is important to have your heating and furnace system inspected annually. All furnace manufacturers recommend having an annual inspection by a qualified professional that specializes in heating and air conditioning. Having your unit inspected at least once a year will keep your system working at peak performance. There are also warranty concerns that you should be aware of. Most manufacturers have language in their warranty package stating the damage caused by improper maintenance is not covered. There is not enough clarity in most statements to understand if the annual maintenance is not fulfilled than the warranty is voided, so it is better to be safe than sorry in this situation.

The best time of year to have an annual inspection or routine maintenance done is typically in the autumn, just before the system is required to address the needs of the colder winter months. A service professional should check for any leaks or corrosion, making sure the air filters are clean and working properly. They should also check for proper ventilation from the unit and through the attic. The technician should check the burners, making sure there is good ignition to the burner flame and sensor, and also check the carbon monoxide detector, making sure it is functioning properly. This will protect your family and home from carbon monoxide poisoning. If your heating equipment is poorly vented, damaged or broken, it will result in carbon monoxide being released in your home. They will check the furnace exhaust outlet or vent pipe for cracks and broken parts, which could cause carbon monoxide to seep out. If you are looking for a more extensive checkup, have the temperature rise assessed and the static air pressure and gas pressure tested for any combustible gases.

Annual maintenance on your heating system will save you time and money in the long run. These tune ups will help avoid malfunctions in your system when you need it the most. Emergency repairs can get quite costly and can often times be avoided by having the routine maintenance done on your system. Identifying early deficiencies will prevent unexpected repairs, saving you from unexpected expenses. When your system is running efficiently and effectively, you are saving money on your energy cost. The U.S. Department of Energy states that the air conditioning and heating units in your home consume 54% of the average energy cost in your home so it is worth it to make sure you are being attentive to your HVAC maintenance.

There are no industry standards for your furnace maintenance so it is best to go with a reputable company and Climate Tech is recognized as being a leader in the industry. Climate Tech has been serving Dallas/Ft. Worth and surrounding areas for the past ten years. Climate Tech believes your climate comfort is top priority. Call Climate Tech today if you would like to make sure your furnace is operating at peak performance and let us help you save money.

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