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Benefits of an annual boiler or furnace tune-up.

Schedule your heating system tune-up in the summer

Just like your car, your boiler or furnace requires periodic tune-ups to make sure that it runs efficiently to help you save on energy costs and keep you comfortable at home all year round. A homeowner should ensure that a heating system tune-up is performed by a trained and licensed professional technician once every year. These are some of the major benefits why an annual tune-up of your boiler or furnace is very important:

  • It improves your boiler or furnace’s efficiency which can help reduce your energy costs.
  • It helps prevent breakdowns and keeps it in good working order and extends the life of your heating system.
  • You lower the possibility of requiring major repairs by being smart about preventative maintenance.

To realize the benefits detailed above, a trained heating system technician should always perform the following tasks during your annual boiler or furnace tune-up:

  • Inspect the heat exchanger to ensure it’s not compromised, which could cause carbon monoxide leaks
  • Check the hydronic system for any leaks
  • Test for air flow, which if restricted, can affect system efficiency
  • Check the condensate drain, if the system includes central air or a condensing heat system
  • Clean the system of any dirt, dust and grime
  • Check thermostat settings to make sure that they are energy-efficient and meet your home comfort levels
  • Reset boiler or furnace specifications, as required, according to manufacturer's recommendations
  • Check all safety components, electrical connections, motors and controls for safety and proper function
  • Inspect oil connections, pressure and burner combustion components
  • Check vents, drafts and flues for leaks

When should you schedule your annual tune-up?
These are a few of the main reasons why scheduling your annual tune-up between April and August of every year is a smart idea:

  • If the tune-up reveals some major problems with your current system or if it’s time to replace it with a new, more energy-efficient one, it gives you the benefit of time to get any repairs done or get a new system installed before colder weather hits
  • The technician gets to witness your boiler or furnace just after the heavy use winter season
  • You have more tune-up appointment flexibility by beating the fall rush when most others just start to think about their heating system and appointments are tougher to schedule

IMPORTANT TIP – Make sure that you keep all the records of annual boiler or furnace tune-ups by professional technicians, you may need them if you need to file a warranty claim.

An annual, professional tune-up and inspection is essential for heating systems of any age! If you need a boiler or furnace tune-up, give us a call to schedule your appointment today. Our local team of professional technicians are ready to help with all your heating system tune-ups, repairs and installation needs.

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