What's Involved In An Annual Furnace Tune-Up?

Summer is officially over. Winter has arrived, and it will be another cold one this year in terms of temperatures. We can anticipate a similar climate until things warm up again in April, as long as we look back at the past several winters.

Frankfort and other homeowners around the area can start their annual furnace maintenance because it's a good time to winterize their homes, and HVAC maintenance is the best way to prepare your home for the change in season and especially for the inevitable extreme temperatures we experience in Frankfort, New Lenox, Mokena, and Tinley Park. It's critical to maintain your heating unit, boiler and furnace each and every year if you want it to function correctly in the fall, winter, and early spring.

Clean and Check tune-ups and inspections provide comfort to homes in the Frankfort area, from efficiency to dependability.

Learn more about: 5 Proven Strategies To Reduce Heating Expenses and Home Heating Cost Cutting Tips 

What is Furnace Maintenance?

Your furnace, of course, is a crucial component of your house, and it heats in the winter to keep you warm. Furnaces and boilers also require regular maintenance to work correctly, as with all mechanical devices.

A regular check-up also allows an HVAC contractor to discover and fix minor issues before they become serious. It's widely known that most product lines demand that their units be inspected regularly to maintain your warranty protection. 

What A Furnace Clean & Check Involves

When you inquire about maintenance service, a highly-trained technician will come to your house to inspect and clean your furnace. Expect the process to take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the condition and age of your unit. Climate Control Systems will give you a window of time for your scheduled appointment and will let you know when your technician is on the way to your home. During the visit, the contractor will carry out the following operations:

  • Check and adjust the thermostat.
  • Clean Burners.
  • Inspect the Heat Exchanger. For fractures, cracks or holes.
  • Ohm out the Ignitor to ensure proper function.
  • Clean the Flame Sensor
  • Clean the furnace cabinet of debris
  • Examine the ventilation system.
  • Examine for carbon monoxide leaks.
  • Look for gas leaks.
  • Change the filter
  • Change the humidifier pad, if you have a whole-house humidifier.
  • Ensure that all wires are connected.
  • Be sure to inspect the unit for safety and operation.

How Much Does Furnace Maintenance Cost?

The cost of an annual heating inspection varies depending on the HVAC system you have. For a repair, a homeowner in Frankfort or anywhere else nearby can anticipate paying a diagnostic service fee for the professional technician to travel to your home and diagnose the problem with your system. When the weather gets cold, there are more needs for repairs, so scheduling your maintenance when you don’t need emergency service is always a good idea.

September and October are the optimum months to get your heating maintained. When you have the service done early, you may choose when it is most convenient. With a maintenance agreement, Climate Control Systems can ensure that you always receive timely maintenance at the most convenient time for you.

Winter is here, so now is the time to book your annual Clean and Check service if that's not been done yet. When the cold strikes, you'll need to be prepared.

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