If you want to stay warm during the cold outside temperatures during Cape Coral winters, you need to make sure your furnace is in proper working condition. One of the best ways to stay on top of that is to have a professional HVAC technician perform a tune-up ahead of the cool season. During this tune-up process, the technician will inspect your heating unit and make any repairs necessary, giving you peace of mind as you head into winter. Here are some important reasons you need routine maintenance on your furnace.
Better Air Quality in Your Home
As part of the tune-up process, your HVAC technician will check your air filter. The air filter keeps dust, dirt, and allergens from being moved through the vents in your home. If this filter is clogged, the air you breathe will not be as clean and your furnace will have to work harder to push air through the ducts. Generally, though, you should be able to replace your filter yourself, and manufacturers recommend doing so every one to three months as needed.
Your ducts will be checked during the process as well, ensuring there are no large blockages of dirt and debris. If there is excessive dirt in the ductwork, your technician will clean the ducts and vents for more efficient airflow and cleaner air in the home.
Keep Your Furnace Running
Nobody wants to wake up shivering in the middle of the night to find that the furnace has quit working. Over time, the components of the furnace wear out and break down due to the heavy workload they endure. If one or more parts fail, the furnace will not adequately heat your home. Your HVAC technician will inspect and assess different parts of the furnace for excessive wear or damage causing them to fail or making them vulnerable to impending failure. The technician will check your blower, heat plate, and belt to ensure proper working conditions. If your blower is damaged or the belt is cracked, it needs to be replaced for your furnace to blow heat through the home properly.
Safety During Operation
Due to gas and electrical connections, your furnace can be a safety hazard if not functioning properly. As part of the tune-up, your technician will check gas lines and pipes for cracks or other damage that may allow gas to escape into your home. High levels of natural gas built up inside your house can be harmful to your health and pose an extremely dangerous risk of fire and explosion. Electrical connections should be inspected as well, to assess for frayed wires or loose connections. Not only will your furnace cease to run if electrical connections are damaged, you will face a greater risk of an electrical fire.
Warranty and Insurance Coverage
Many newly installed HVAC systems are sold with a warranty for parts and labor in the event of a breakdown. In order for the warranty to continue to cover these costs, an annual inspection and routine maintenance may be required. Additionally, some insurance policies also require inspections and tune-ups to verify the safety of your furnace. Failing to have this routine work done by a trained HVAC technician could void your warranty or insurance policy in the event of failure or damage.
Peace of Mind
At the end of the day, your peace of mind is important to us. We want to do everything we can to ensure your furnace keeps you warm through the cold winter temperatures. You can sleep easy knowing that your furnace has been inspected thoroughly. We will look at your furnace in-depth, identifying any potential for mechanical failure or unsafe operating conditions. Our technicians will address these issues, fixing and replacing damaged parts and components.
From furnace tune-ups to repair and installation of new heating and cooling units, Ultimate Homes & Cooling provides skilled service to our friends and neighbors in the Cape Coral, FL area. Our years of experience in HVAC repairs and installations translate into the highest quality heating and cooling service in your home.
Give Ultimate Homes & Cooling a call today and find out why our longtime loyal customers rate us as the best in the HVAC business.