If you’re like most people, you probably take your furnace for granted. Many people only think about their heating and cooling system when something goes wrong. However, neglecting your HVAC system increases the risk of a breakdown later. Just like your car, your furnace needs a tune-up to maintain top performance. The longer you keep your furnace in good repair, the longer it will last. Annual furnace maintenance from Metro Heating & Cooling can keep your furnace in good condition for years to come. During your appointment, your HVAC technician will inspect your furnace and make sure it’s cleaned and running properly. A furnace maintenance tune-up ensures your heater will perform at its best, whatever the time of year.
Why Schedule Furnace Maintenance in Minnesota?
Winter in Minnesota means below-freezing temperatures. The last thing you want is to be left without a working furnace. Regular furnace maintenance ensures you and your family won’t be left in the cold. There are many benefits to having a furnace tune-up, including:
Prevent Costly Repairs
It may seem easier and cheaper to ignore a small issue with your furnace. However, this can be a costly mistake. Minor problems can be addressed easily, but small issues can become much bigger if they’re not addressed. Small problems can quickly become major repairs. The longer you wait to repair your furnace, the greater the chance of a complete breakdown. A furnace inspection and tune-up let you take care of problems early and avoid expensive emergency repairs.
Extend the Lifespan of Your Furnace
Your HVAC system is one of your biggest investments. You want it to last as long as possible so you’ll get the most for your money. Most heating and cooling systems are designed to last up to 20 years. With proper care and maintenance, your furnace could last even longer. However, if your furnace is not well-maintained, its lifespan will be considerably shorter. The harsh Minnesota winter is tough on a furnace that isn’t maintained properly. The cost of a furnace maintenance tune-up is significantly lower than the cost of replacing your furnace prematurely.
Lower Your Utility Bills
According to the Department of Energy, heating your home accounts for about 42% of your total utility bill. If your furnace isn’t well-maintained, it needs to work much harder to keep you warm. This leads to extra strain on your furnace and sky-high heating bills. Annual furnace maintenance ensures that your heating system is working efficiently. You’ll save energy, and your wallet will thank you during the cold Minnesota winter.
Stay Warm and Comfortable
During your furnace inspection and tune-up, your HVAC technician will make sure your heater is working effectively. If you’re finding that some rooms in your home are warmer than others, maintaining your furnace can help solve the problem. Your heating contractor will check your furnace and make any necessary repairs. You’ll stay warm and comfortable in your home throughout the winter.
Keep Your Family Safe
Your furnace produces heat by burning fuel. It’s essential to have your furnace checked to make sure it’s operating safely. If you have a cracked heat exchanger, carbon monoxide can escape into your home’s air. Other furnace problems can lead to a dangerous gas leak. When you schedule furnace maintenance with Metro Heating & Cooling, you’ll catch these problems and other potential safety risks. You can rest easy knowing your furnace is working properly and safely.
Maintain Your Warranty
If your furnace is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, regular furnace maintenance is especially important. Most manufacturers require owners to schedule an annual furnace maintenance tune-up. If you don’t keep your furnace well-maintained, it may void the manufacturer’s warranty. Without a valid warranty, you will be responsible for all necessary repairs.
When cold weather is on the horizon, call Metro Heating & Cooling for your annual furnace maintenance. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your furnace will be ready when you need it most.
What to Expect During a Furnace Tune-Up
During your furnace inspection and tune-up, your expert technician will follow a checklist to ensure your furnace is performing its best. Some of the tasks performed during a furnace tune-up include:
- Visual inspection of the heat exchanger
- Cleaning and testing the ignitors and flame sensors
- Inspecting the electrical connections
- Inspecting and calibrating the thermostat
- Checking the system’s safety controls and limit switches
- Gas leak inspection
- Carbon monoxide testing
Any issues your technician finds will be solved before they lead to a complete furnace breakdown. A maintenance plan from Metro Heating & Cooling offers year-round protection for your HVAC system. No matter the season, our experts will ensure your heating and cooling system is keeping you comfortable.
How Often Do You Need Furnace Maintenance?
If your furnace is five years old or more, manufacturers and HVAC professionals recommend scheduling furnace maintenance once per year. The best time to have a furnace tune-up is before winter sets in and temperatures start to drop. The ideal time for furnace maintenance is the end of summer or the beginning of autumn. The best time for air conditioning maintenance is during the spring.
Contact Metro Heating & Cooling Today
The experts at Metro Heating & Cooling service all makes and models of HVAC systems. We work hard to keep your heating and cooling system working its best for as long as possible. Our maintenance plan will protect your investment, save you money, and keep your home comfortable no matter the season. When you call Metro Heating & Cooling, you can count on:
- Quick response times
- Excellent customer service 24/7
- Expert work from NATE-certified technicians
- Fair and affordable pricing with NO hidden fees
- Industry-leading warranties
We serve customers throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the greater Twin Cities area. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us at (651) 294-7798 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to assisting you.