Everything You Need to Know About Furnace Tune-Ups

What is a furnace tune up? You probably know that tune-ups are a good idea, but what does an HVAC company check when they do a tune up? We’ll go over everything you need to know about furnace tune ups, including what gets checked and why you should get one.

What is a furnace tune up?

If you’re going on a long road trip, you take your car to the mechanic before you go. You don’t want any costly issues with your car popping up on the road. A furnace tune up is just like that. In addition to keeping your furnace in top shape, it will also give you peace of mind about your home heating system. Your furnace will work better and last longer — and your home will be more comfortable — if you receive service before winter starts.

A furnace tune up is when an HVAC specialist checks all the parts of your furnace to make sure it works properly and efficiently. A tune up is inexpensive and can prevent minor repairs from becoming major repairs. It can also save you money on your energy bills.

Here is a list of some items that we will check during a typical furnace tune up:

  • Clean or replace air filters
  • Clean blower compartment
  • Inspect and adjust the burner for maximum efficiency
  • Check the furnace ignitor
  • Lubricate moving parts of the furnace
  • Check vents for blockages and leaks
  • Check ductwork for air flow 
  • Check wiring for corrosion or damage
  • Inspect heat exchanger for rust, corrosion, or cracks
  • Check all gaskets and seals.
  • Check for noises when furnace turns on
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Check to see if the thermostat works correctly.
  • Report and review any concerns or issues with your furnace

Why do you need a furnace tune-up?

Maintaining your furnace is the best way to extend the life of your furnace and improve efficiency. This is especially true if you have an older furnace. A professional can keep your furnace from failing during the winter months, alert you to potential issues, or let you know whether your furnace should be replaced.

You may think a furnace tune-up is unnecessary. However, If you want to keep your heating bills as low as possible, it’s important to have your furnace checked and cleaned each year. This is the only way to ensure that your furnace is operating at maximum efficiency. Even if your furnace is fairly new, a tune-up will ensure that it operates at peak performance and remains in good working order for a long time.

If you are ready to schedule a furnace tune-up call the professionals at Sunrise Heating and Plumbing at (616) 293-9326. Our professional staff can answer any questions you have or schedule a furnace tune-up or service call.