Heating accounts for approximately 42% of home energy use. Tune-ups are an effective, inexpensive way to maintain your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and reduce energy usage. Most manufacturers require them to keep warranties valid. To get ready for Elgin, IL’s, cold weather, schedule a heating tune-up to ensure comfort and save money on fuel.
Elements of a Tune-Up
During a heater tune-up, a licensed HVAC professional will examine each element of your heating system. Some tasks are specific to oil and gas systems, including:
- Inspect burners and connections.
- Examine piping.
- Check for dangerous gases.
- Examine furnace plenum and housing.
- Examine heat exchanger.
If you have a heat pump or another form of heater, technicians will check components of these systems, including:
- Change or replace filter.
- Check thermostat settings.
- Check ducts for leaks.
- Oil motors and other moving parts.
- Check electrical system.
- Ensure unit cycles properly.
- Clean condensate tubing and drain pan.
Benefits of a Heater Tune-Up
Preventive maintenance keeps air conditioning and heating systems in tip-top shape. Each component is examined, cleaned, and calibrated. In addition, the entire system is synchronized for optimum performance. Improved efficiency reduces energy usage and saves money. Simply changing air filters can reduce energy consumption as much as 15%. Better performance results in better indoor comfort.
Correcting problems identified during a maintenance session lessens the likelihood of breakdowns. Dealing with small problems as they arise keeps bigger problems from developing and extends the unit’s service life.
Call Ray’s HVAC.
Ray’s HVAC has provided reliable heating services for residents and businesses in the Elgin area since 1954. Our NATE-certified technicians go through rigorous training to provide technical expertise and excellent customer service. To schedule a tune-up, call 847-637-5287.