6 Reasons You Need an Annual Furnace Tune-Up

 



Technician opening furnace for repair

Every year at about this time, you probably receive several direct mail pieces from different Atlanta-area heating and cooling companies telling you to schedule a furnace tune-up.

But what many companies fail to tell you (and the reason most of those offers are ignored) is exactly why furnace maintenance is essential.

At Coolray, we won’t sell you something you don’t need. So here is a list of the reasons an annual tune-up is so important to the efficiency of your furnace and the safety of your home.

Ensures proper airflow

During the furnace tune-up, the heating technician should check your heating system to ensure it is receiving the proper airflow. Restricted or limited airflow places an unnecessary strain on your furnace that can lead to increased repairs and a shortened lifespan.

Keeps you safe

Furnaces burn fuel to produce heat. This combustion process must be precise to maintain efficiency and safety. Even a small problem can lead to gas leaking into your home or dangerous carbon monoxide levels. Don’t take a chance with the health and safety of you and your family.

Reduces repairs

Every winter, we receive calls from Atlanta-area residents with heating problems that could have been easily prevented with regular maintenance. A furnace tune-up not only includes cleaning that keeps your furnace running efficiently, but it also catches small problems before they turn into major repairs.

Saves Time

Getting a furnace tune-up now, before the weather is cold, is much more convenient than waiting for a repairman during the winter in a cold home without heat. It is also much cheaper.

Improves energy efficiency

A furnace tune-up should include the cleaning and inspection of the furnace burner and heat exchanger. In addition to ensuring safe operation, this will keep your furnace running efficiently all winter.

Maintains manufacturer’s warranty

If your heater is under a manufacturer’s warranty, it is especially important for you to get an annual furnace tune-up. Most manufacturer’s stipulate that their warranty becomes void if the heater is not regularly maintained. A furnace tune-up can satisfy that requirement and maintain your warranty.

All of these benefits of a furnace tune-up boil down to two things: keeping you safe and saving you money. And if you schedule your tune-up early, you can save even more with Coolray!

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