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How Heating Tune-Ups Can Save You Money

Phoenix Furnace Tune-Up

Temperatures may be rising, but winter is still in full swing, with temperatures still chilly enough at night or in the early morning for the heat to be turned on. Now that winter is nearing an end, however, it’s time to think about making sure your heating unit performs well come next fall. One of the ways to ensure your heating unit or furnace is in top shape is to get regular furnace tune-ups.

In warm climates, the furnace is not used as frequently as the air conditioning unit, but you want to ensure every part of your home’s heating works well. Keeping your furnace tuned-up ensures your furnace works as efficiency as possible for as long as possible. Tune-ups extend the life of your furnace, saving you money in the long run.

Heating tune-ups consist of a detailed, thorough inspection of your entire system, the surrounding area and how it’s performing. A professional heating technician will inspect certain mechanisms, such as the following:

For Heat Pumps:

  • Fan blades
  • All electrical components and connections
  • Contactors
  • Outdoor motors
  • Fuses/fuse disconnect
  • Duct seal
  • Condensor Coils
  • Wiring conditions
  • Check valves
  • Defrost
  • Vibration Isolation pads

In addition, a heat pump professional will check Freon levels, test all capacitors and inspect your home thermostat. If your thermostat is not working correctly, your heater could be working much too strenuously. All panel doors should be sealed as much as possible, and air filters should be cleaned and changed. These are just a few of the things a heat pump inspection will include.

Gas Furnace Inspection

Regarding a gas furnace tune-up, a furnace professional will check the following:

  • Electrical connections
  • Outdoor motors
  • Wires
  • Fuses/fuse disconnect
  • Gas valves
  • Pilot light
  • Duct seals
  • Relay
  • Limit Switch

In dry areas, dust deposits can settle within your home’s HVAC system. Because of this, it’s important to get regular furnace tune-ups and heating inspections even in areas where it may not get super cold. Your heater is an important part of your entire HVAC system, and you don’t want any part of that system to under-perform or break, potentially costing you a lot of money. Heating tune-ups can save you a lot of money on the energy produced by your system and in the long run, due to the way a tune-up helps extend the lifespans of heat pumps and furnaces.

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