We were reading up on what the Department of Energy’s website has to say about the benefits of furnace tune-ups. They made a pretty amazing statement …
By combining regular HVAC equipment maintenance with other energy efficiency recommendations, you can save 30% on your energy bill each month. Plus, well-maintained systems live an average of 5 years longer than unmaintained systems!
While the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and ENERGY STAR all state on their websites that you really need to tune up your HVAC equipment … we admit that even they don’t really explain why this routine maintenance is so important, or why it needs to be done at least twice a year (once for your furnace and once for your air conditioner).
And, we get it! You don’t just want to be told, “maintenance, maintenance, maintenance!” You want reasons. Well, it’s simply that technicians check for so many problems that the average homeowner can’t. They test safety controls, clean and lubricate components, test electrical parts and voltage, test and clean out the flame sensor as well as the coils and burners, remove soot from the heat exchanger, test the fan motor, tighten belts, check valves for gas leaks … By doing all of this, your technician catches small problems before they become big ones. Your tech also keeps you in compliance with your warranty, and helps you save money on your energy bills!
Out of sight, out of mind
Overall, a furnace tune-up has lots of benefits. But, you may never “notice”! We say you’ll never notice, because, if you never have problems, then you never know how bad things would be without an HVAC tune-up. You never see how high your energy bills would be … or how inefficient, unsafe, dusty, dirty, and leaky your system would be without a tune-up.
We here at Ernst are glad that’s something you’ll never have to think about! And for even less hassle in your life, you can sign up for the Ernst Comfort Plan. This is an automatic maintenance agreement where you receive two tune-ups a year, priority scheduling, and a 15% discount on repairs and filters! For a system that lasts practically forever, call us at 618.217.1836 or click here to learn more about the Ernst Comfort Plan.