What’s Included in a Fall Heating Tune Up?
Just like taking your car in for a tune up and oil change, your home’s HVAC system also needs regular maintenance for it to function properly and reach its expected lifespan.
Unfortunately, the HVAC technicians at B&W have seen far too many heating systems that need to be replaced prematurely because of a lack of maintenance. Heating system tune ups are an affordable solution that should be performed in fall before cold weather arrives.
When fall rolls around this year, don’t just ignore your furnace and heating system. Contact the NATE-certified technicians at B&W for a full heating inspection to ensure you’ll be warm and toasty all winter long in your Indianapolis home.
Benefits of a Heating System Tune Up
Let’s first discuss some of the benefits of having an HVAC technician perform annual maintenance on your heating system.
Fewer Repairs and Breakdowns
Annual maintenance will reduce the chance of breakdowns from occurring in the middle of winter when you need your furnace the most. During one of our furnace tune ups, our technicians can catch small issues early before they lead to major repairs that will cost you handsomely. No one wants to be stuck inside on a 20-degree night with no heat!
Heating and air conditioning systems that are well maintained last longer than systems that are ignored. Furnaces typically last about 15 to 20 years on average, while heat pumps are usually good for about 16 years. Keeping your heating system free of debris that can hamper its performance will ensure a longer lifespan.
Improved Home Comfort
A well-maintained system will run more efficiently, thus leaving your home more comfortable during the bitterly cold Central Indiana winters.
When your heating system runs more efficiently, it uses less energy while it’s running. This, in turn, will reduce your heating costs and lower your monthly energy bills.
A cracked heat exchanger can release potentially deadly carbon monoxide into your home. Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector in the area where the family sleeps. If the alarm goes off or you suspect a carbon monoxide leak, immediately turn your heating system off and contact B&W Plumbing and Heating. We have 24-hour emergency services for just this type of problem.
Do you know where to turn off the natural gas to your home? While our NATE-certified technician is performing your bi-annual maintenance, they will be happy to show you where it is located. If you suspect a leak, immediately remove all people and pets from the home and contact your natural gas provider.
Restricted airflow can negatively affect your family’s comfort, and it can also impact your HVAC system’s energy efficiency as well as put additional stress on the system. During a regular furnace tune up, a technician will remove any blockage and clean or replace the furnace filter, if necessary.
What’s Included in a Heating System Tune Up?
During a furnace tune up, the technicians at B&W inspect all of your system’s components, leaving no stone unturned. Our technicians:
- Check and adjust fan belt tension
- Test and verify system controls
- Inspect heat exchanger
- Test the exhaust system
- Change the air filter, if necessary
- Test carbon monoxide levels
- Inspect and calibrate the thermostat
- Inspect and clean burner
- Test the ignition system
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Check connections to gas or oil lines
- Check and adjust gas pressure, if necessary
- Lubricate blower motor bearings and other moving parts
- Check supply and return temps to ensure safe and efficient operation
- Inspect condensate drain and clear, if needed
- Clean interior and exterior of the furnace
Enroll in B&W’s Planned Service Agreement
When you invest in B&W’s Planned Service Agreement, you’ll receive:
- Fall preventive maintenance heating system check/tune up
- Spring maintenance cooling system check/tune up
- 10% discount on plumbing, heating and cooling repairs
- Preferred scheduling
- No overtime fees for nights or weekends
To learn more about our Planned Service Agreement, contact B&W today!
Contact B&W for All of Your Home’s HVAC Needs
Winters in Indianapolis and Central Indiana are cold and snowy, and you need a reliable heating system to get you through this harsh season. If you’re looking for a heating company, count on the team that has serviced Indianapolis and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years! For all of your heating needs, including repairs, installation and maintenance, contact B&W.