Denver’s latest weather has been teasing cooler temperatures all week and last. The swings of hot days and cold nights can put a lot of stress on a Denver Home HVAC system. Especially so, if your home has a furnace that has been off for an extended period of time. Suddenly requiring a dormant appliance to repeatedly turn on and off without a proper warm-up can be risky. If your home in Denver has not had its annual furnace tune-up scheduled, now is the time to do so. Furnace tune-ups are more than replacing air filters and flipping some switches. It is a necessary service that guarantees the functionality of your unit and the integrity of your home’s HVAC system as a whole. Read a little more about this essential service.
What is a furnace tune-up?
As a general rule for homeowners or any person owning a property that has a heating system, your furnace should be serviced by a licensed HVAC contractor annually. A furnace tune-up will inspect all the working parts of your HVAC system and check to see how the furnace is operating within that. What is included with a furnace tune-up is:
- Air filter replacement
- Igniter or pilot light inspection
- Burner adjustment
- Inspection of heat exchanger
- Inspection of the gas supply line and gas pressure
- Wiring inspection and adjustment
- Air duct inspection and airflow
- Additional safety checks
- Efficiency grading
Are furnace tune-ups worth it?
As with many appliances and systems that are used on a regular basis within your home, scheduling an annual furnace tune-up can only help in the long run. Regularly scheduled tune-ups for your HVAC system can reduce the chances of system failures or expensive breakdowns by up to 95%. Finding and resolving smaller issues with the HVAC system quickly will help ensure that the system does not degrade faster. In fact, forgetting to schedule your yearly furnace tune-up can cut the life expectancy of your furnace in half!
Beyond that, having your routine furnace tune-up will yield some welcome benefits beyond years of reliable heating:
- Efficient electricity use
- Improves air quality
- Balanced and powerful heating
- Minimize breakdowns
- Extends units lifespan
- Reduces gas consumption
What type of furnace needs servicing?
Any major appliance that is putting on a constant workload will need regular maintenance and tune-ups. Heating appliances like furnaces come in all shapes and sizes. And every single one needs a helping hand to make sure they running optimally and running efficiently:
- Forced air gas furnaces
- Electric furnaces
- Oil furnaces
- Heat pumps
- Hot water heaters
- Radiant heaters
Fox Heating and Cooling are able to assist and provide Denver homes help with any and all heating solutions. So before the weather turns the corner once more, be sure to call and schedule a service with Fox Heating and Cooling today.