If you’re someone who frequently skips furnace maintenance each year, you’re certainly not alone. However, it may eventually come back to bite you. Over time, a lack of maintenance can lead to issues with your system and even cause it to completely break down on one of the coldest days of the year when it’s being pushed to the limit.
Furnace maintenance is a relatively inexpensive service when you consider a tune up can prevent expensive repairs – or even premature replacement – from occurring. To learn more about our furnace maintenance services or to schedule an appointment, contact Schebler Heating and Air Today.
How Often Should Furnaces Receive Maintenance?
Your furnace or heating system should be tuned up once a year, preferably in the early fall or before cold weather arrives. This allows an HVAC technician to fully inspect your unit, clean necessary parts, replace the air filter and make any recommendations about minor repairs that may need to be made. We receive several calls each fall from homeowners in the Quad Cities whose furnaces won’t turn on during the first cold day of the year. Protecting your HVAC system keeps your family comfortable and protects your home from extreme cold.
What’s Included in a Furnace Maintenance Service?
Furnace maintenance service from Schebler Heating and Air is a comprehensive service that ensures our customers’ heating equipment is ready for the upcoming winter. Schebler completes the following maintenance tasks during a furnace tune up:
- Cleaning and calibrating the thermostat
- Cleaning and adjusting the pilot assembly
- Cleaning and adjusting burners and controls
- Checking for cracked heat exchanger and leaks
- Lubricating moving parts as required
- Checking belts and adjusting tension
- Checking your air filter and flue pipe
- Cleaning and adjusting the fan control as required
- Tightening all electrical connections
- Cleaning heating system interior as required
- Checking carbon monoxide levels when your furnace is running
DIY Furnace Maintenance
One simple task homeowners can perform through the year is changing the HVAC air filter. Although the regularity in which air filters are replaced varies on the type of filter you use and the size of your home, they should typically be replaced about every three months. Air filters improve indoor air quality and assure proper airflow. Consult your furnace’s owner’s manual for more information in regards to the type of furnace filter you should use and how often it should be replaced. Performing this supplemental maintenance between tune up appointments improves energy efficiency and prevents furnace repair needs.
Enroll in Schebler’s Platinum Customer Program
At Schebler, we understand that remembering to have your furnace or air conditioning system maintained can be difficult. That’s why we offer our Platinum Customer Program. For a low fee, you’ll receive regular maintenance on your air conditioner in the spring and annual tune up on your furnace in the fall. Plus, we’ll remind you when the appointments are and work around your schedule.
As a member, you’ll also enjoy priority scheduling, no overtime fees, after-hours diagnostic calls and a savings of 10% over scheduling individual service.
Contact Schebler for Heating Maintenance Services
The best way to ensure your furnace holds up during the long, cold winters in the Quad Cities is to have yearly maintenance performed on your furnace or heating system. To schedule service, contact Schebler Heating and Air today.