The Importance of a Heating System Tune-Up

Every year as the summer comes to an end and fall brings sweaters, pumpkins, and pleasant weather to Denver, you need to keep in mind that it’s also a time for some important home maintenance. Fall is a great time to get your home ready for everything it’s going to need to endure during the colder parts of the year, and one of the most important things to do is get your heating system ready for use.

The winter months in Metro Denver and the surrounding areas can be extremely harsh, and you need to know that your heating unit will be able to provide you and your family with adequate heat throughout this season.

The professionals at Summit Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical recommend that you have a heating & furnace tune-up performed at least once every year. Many homeowners, however, are unaware of just how necessary heating tune-ups are, and they may neglect to have proper maintenance performed on their heating units, which can have dire consequences. Here are a few of the questions homeowners frequently have about heating maintenance and heating tune-ups:

How Important is it to Have Regular Heating Tune-Ups?

All furnace manufacturers recommend annual inspections and maintenance be performed by qualified technicians. Furnaces that do not receive these services annually will most like not to be covered under warranty if any serious damage occurs.

If you don’t have an inspection and heating tune-up performed on your Denver home’s heating unit, you won’t definitely see major problems, but it’s worth considering that this type of preventative HVAC maintenance is much less expensive and less of a hassle than needing emergency heating and furnace repairs, or having your furnace replaced. Having your heating system properly cared for is the best way to extend the life of your furnace, increase efficiency, and make it less likely you will need furnace repairs.

What Do Technicians Actually Do During a Heating Tune-Up?

Depending on the contractor you hire (and often, on how much you pay), the actual services that you’ll receive during a tune-up can vary. A qualified HVAC contractor will know, however, which services your Denver home’s heating system needs each year.

Our heating professionals will provide the following services (and more) at every tune-up:
  • Clean and adjust the burner assembly
  • Clean heat elements and heat exchanger
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Clean or replace the air filters (this should be performed more than once a year)
  • Adjust operating pressures
  • Check gas supply for leaks
  • Monitor flue draft
  • Clean ignition assembly
  • Measure temperature changes

Could a Homeowner Do This on Their Own?

Of course, it’s possible that homeowners could perform a heating tune-up on their own, but most homeowners who have the knowledge and experience to do a good enough job are heating contractors themselves. If your heating contractor is doing half of the things mentioned above, you’re getting a job that couldn’t do on your own. Because your heating is such an important part of your Denver home, you need to know that you’re getting quality work.

Schedule a Heating System Tune-Up Today

Summit Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical has been serving customers in the Denver Metro Area for over 20 years. If you are interested in learning more about how important it is to have your heating system tuned up regularly, call us today or contact us, and one of our friendly customer service representatives will be in touch with you shortly. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to serve you.

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