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How Often Do You Really Need A Furnace Tune-Up?

December 16, 2021 | Blog

Homeowners rely on their heating and cooling systems to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature year-round. However, many of them don’t know that yearly maintenance is the key to keeping these systems running efficiently. 

Heating system maintenance is especially important for when the cold months begin. At Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer the best Berwick heating solutions to keep your home cozy no matter the temperature outside. And the best way to ensure this is with a tune-up.

When is the Best Time for a Tune-Up?

Technicians agree that the ideal time for system maintenance is right before the seasons you’ll rely on them the most. This means getting an AC tune-up in the spring, and a heater tune-up in the fall. This will prevent the need for any unexpected and costly repairs.

HVAC maintenance should be performed on your systems twice a year to keep them in great condition. For systems younger than five years old, once a year will suffice. If you’ve never had a tune-up performed on your system, it may be time to get one if you notice any strange noises or smells. 

Benefits of Tune-Ups

There are many advantages associated with yearly maintenance that make it a worthwhile investment. Some of these benefits include:

  • Improved efficiency
  • Improved air quality
  • Lower utility bills
  • Avoids unexpected repairs and replacements
  • Extends system’s lifespan
  • Prevents uneven airflow
  • Prevents risk of carbon monoxide 

A maintained system is a cheaper and more efficient system. When the internal parts aren’t overworking themselves to blow out little air, you’ll save money on energy bills, repair costs, and replacement costs. 

If you neglect to have a tune-up performed on your heating or cooling units, you may experience higher energy bills and poor quality air. It also means you might be due for a new system sooner than if you had gotten it tuned up, which can get costly. 

Signs Your Unit Needs a Tune-Up

Other than high utility bills or uneven airflow, there are other signs that indicate your unit is in desperate need of a tune-up. It might be time to schedule maintenance if you notice any of the following: 

  • Strange noises
  • Odd or foul smells
  • Inconsistent temperatures 
  • Weak or non-existent airflow

These may also be signs that your unit is on the brink of a breakdown. In the cold winter months or searing summer months, replacements or installations can be difficult and costly. 

Routine tune-ups can help ensure any problem gets resolved as soon as possible to keep your system functioning for years to come. They’ll not only save you money in the long run, but they’ll give you peace of mind knowing your home is comfortable and safe for the season. 

Trust in the Best

At Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, our trusted HVAC specialists know just what to look for during a tune-up to ensure your unit is free of problems. Some of what we’ll perform during a routine tune-up includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Cleaning and examining internal parts
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Replacing air filter
  • Cleaning condensate drain

Thinking it’s time for a heater tune-up? Contact us today to schedule your tune-up and learn more about what’s included with our service! We can ensure you won’t be disappointed!

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