The Fall Chill Isn’t Far Off — Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Precision Tuneup?

Posted On: September 09, 2011
The Fall Chill Isn't Far Off -- Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Precision Tuneup? Hamel, Illinois

Ready or not, the fall chill will soon descend on the Edwardsville area. Now is the ideal time to have your precision tune-up on your furnace, before you start depending on it to keep your family warm.

Old or new, the single best thing you can do to get the most out of your furnace is to schedule a precision tuneup. Routine service is inexpensive, and the benefits outweigh the costs many times over. In fact, industry statistics clearly indicate regular tuneups result in:

  • Longer equipment life
  • Fewer breakdowns
  • Quieter operation
  • Increased performance
  • Higher efficiency

An annual or semiannual precision tuneup involves a comprehensive examination and fine-tuning of your furnace, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency. Any potential problems will be addressed before they turn into expensive and inconvenient emergency repairs.

During a precision tuneup, a skilled technician will examine, clean and adjust (if needed) nearly every component of your furnace. A partial list of tasks includes:

  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Clean and tighten electrical connections
  • Clean and adjust blower components
  • Check gas connections
  • Test pressures
  • Clean heat exchanger, burners and combustion chamber
  • Calibrate thermostats
  • Test safety controls
  • Change or clean filters
  • Adjust flue pipes
  • Check proper air to fuel mix

Your furnace, like your other HVAC equipment, is a big investment and vital for your home’s comfort and condition. A thorough cleaning and tuning will result in improved performance, prolonged life and fewer breakdowns — all of which lead to increased savings, comfort and peace of mind for you.

It’s particularly important to have gas- or oil-burning furnaces, which use combustion, tuned-up. Byproducts of combustion, such as carbon monoxide, can be dangerously detrimental to your home’s indoor air quality.

Fall and spring tuneups are also ideal times to look at other inexpensive energy-saving and comfort-enhancing projects, such as sealing ductwork. And don’t forget to change filters regularly during all seasons.

Have questions or need more information about precision tuneups?  Contact Ernst Heating & Coolingand we’ll be happy to provide professional advice to our Edwardsville neighbors. Ask about our Energy Savings Agreements and make your annual service hassle-free.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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