As the weather warms up this spring you will finally be able to give your high-efficiency heating system a break. This doesn’t mean that you should stop thinking about it completely though. In fact, springtime is the perfect time to have your heating system tuned up. After the long winter, it makes sense to have your entire system looked over to make sure there are no issues that could become serious problems in the fall.
Here are some good reasons to consider a spring heating system tune-up
Make sure your warranty is intact.
If your furnace is still under the manufacturer’s warranty you’re going to definitely want to keep it that way. A lot of manufacturers require you to keep a log of routine maintenance done by a certified professional in order to keep the warranty intact. Each manufacturer can set different terms, but typically a yearly check-up will keep you in good standing. Having that warranty in place should an issue arise will be far more valuable than the cost of a yearly tune-up.
Your system needs to be cleaned.
Throughout the entire fall, winter, and now part of the spring your furnace has been working hard. It’s been sucking in dust and other debris through its filters. At least once a year your system needs to be cleaned. Any ductwork in your home should be thoroughly cleaned and all filters should be cleaned or replaced. Keeping the air in your home clean is also very important for your health. Removing potentially dangerous particles from your system will greatly reduce the level of pollutants in the air in your home.
It’s safer for your family
Furnaces have to burn some type of fuel in order to create heat. When fuel is burned carbon monoxide is released and hopefully carried away from your living space. A trained service technician will be able to tell if your furnace is venting properly and they will be able to tell if any harmful gasses are being leaked into your living space. During the cleaning part of your yearly tune-up, the risk of fire will also be greatly reduced.
If you’re on the fence about getting a high-efficiency heating system tune-up or just haven’t gotten around to scheduling one yet now is the time. A thorough inspection and cleaning of your system will ensure that all is running correctly and that you won’t run into any serious issues when you go to fire your system up in the fall. Get in touch with us and schedule your maintenance right now.