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Many people do not think about how important tune-ups, repairs, and maintenance tasks are until something breaks down just when you are getting prepared to use it. With the temperatures getting ready to drop, you will be preparing to use your heating system once again.

However, can you imagine how you would feel if you went to turn on your heating unit and it does not work? Can you imagine sitting in your home with heavy blankets and fleece socks just so you can stay warm?

We do not think you will want to struggle through sleepless and uncomfortable days and nights while you wait for the technician to fit you into his or her busy schedule. Here is another scenario: You start to feel like you are coming down with the flu or a common cold because you are feeling tired, agitated, nauseous, and you are not able to hold any food down. However, instead of the flu or a cold, you are actually feeling the effects of a carbon monoxide leak due to the problems you are having with your furnace.

These two scenarios and more are why we want to make sure homeowners just like you schedule a furnace tune-up during this season. A furnace tune-up can be the key to preventing hazardous conditions, in addition to the fact that it can offer another level of protection for your home and save you money.

Be sure to also check out our maintenance plans for year round protection.

Furnace Tune-Up: What Is It?

furnace tune upWhen your furnace undergoes a tune-up, a variety of things will happen. A qualified technician will have a checklist that he or she will follow to ensure your furnace is ready for the upcoming winter months. The furnace checklist will vary from company to company, but the tune-up you receive should be efficient and effective enough to allow your furnace to continue running properly until the weather heats up again.

Some of the tasks that can take place during a furnace tune-up include the following:

  • Checking the safety controls
  • Gas leak inspection
  • Changing the filters
  • Cleaning the burners
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Testing the safety and limit switches

When you consult with a qualified technician, the technician will come to your home and perform the tune-up on your furnace. The technician will thoroughly inspect your furnace to make sure it is working the way it is intended. Anything that needs to be cleaned or adjusted will be addressed by the technician. A comprehensive inspection will be given to ensure any problems will be solved before they turn into a complete breakdown of your furnace.

How Can A Furnace Tune-Up Improve Your Safety?

As mentioned earlier, a furnace that is not operating properly can lead to many dangerous situations that some people do not realize. No one wants their furnace to become a danger to their home or their health. Natural gas furnaces are the most common types of furnaces that can lead to dangerous and hazardous situations.

If the technician notices any areas in your furnace that could result in a hazard, that area will be addressed accordingly. Gas lines that are loose and heat exchangers that have been cracked can create a hazardous situation inside your home. A furnace tune-up this year will allow you to have the peace of mind you need because you will know that the technician has repaired those issues during your furnace tune-up.

How Can A Furnace Tune-Up Lower Your Utility Bill?

When you make sure your furnace receives the proper treatment ahead of time, your furnace will continuously run the way it is intended. You will not have to worry about the gradual accumulation that will change the way your heating system is operating. When there is an excess accumulation of any kind within your heating system, the furnace will have to work harder to warm your home.

When your furnace is not operating properly and needs to have any type of repairs, you will notice an increase in your utility bill. When you make sure your furnace receives the tune-up it needs, you may be surprised at how big of a difference there will be in your future utility bill.

A Furnace Tune-Up Can Prevent Future Repairs

When you have a technician come to your home to perform a tune-up on your furnace, you will have peace of mind in knowing that you will not have to worry about breaking the bank for repairs. We all know how one little problem can turn into a major problem. This is why we recommend a furnace tune-up because the tune-up will help prevent those major problems.

Do not wait until you notice that anything is wrong with your furnace to call a technician. Take this time to ask about a furnace tune-up so you can prevent a break down of your furnace. Going this route will certainly save you money in the long run.

Tune-Up Your Furnace And Increase Its Lifespan

Scheduling a furnace tune-up this season and the future fall seasons can result in your furnace keeping your home nice and toasty for many years. Many furnaces can last for up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, the life expectancy of the furnace can decrease significantly if the furnace is not maintained properly.

With the right maintenance on your furnace, you can significantly increase the lifespan of your furnace. Would you rather pay for a new furnace or pay for the yearly service to keep your current furnace running so you can save money? Your wallet and your bank account will thank you for having an annual inspection of your furnace.

Do you remember when it is time to get your car or truck serviced? Do you wait until your car breaks down to have it maintained and inspected? We think you will probably make sure your vehicle is serviced properly because you need it daily and it is valuable to you. We want you to give your furnace the same type of care and attention you give your vehicle.

Contact Metro Heating & Cooling Today For A Free Estimate

Contact Metro Heating & Cooling today for more information about furnace tune-ups. Maintaining your home’s furnace will ensure you have a comfortable winter season and a hazardous free living space.

Schedule a HVAC repair anywhere in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area today by calling (651) 294-7798 or by requesting an estimate online.


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