Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

November 20, 2019

Expert Air Control in Puyallup has been providing furnace tune-ups and other heating maintenance in this region for more than 40 years. We recommend to all of our clients to schedule an annual furnace tune-up—preferably early in autumn. Some homeowners question whether an annual checkup is actually necessary, and we’re confident that it is for the reasons that follow.

Manufacturers Recommend Annual Tune-Ups

Practically all furnace manufacturers, including the leading brands, advise annual tune-ups to maintain efficient operation and ensure long product life. A lack of regular maintenance, in fact, voids most basic furnace warranties as well as any extended coverage you may have purchased. All furnaces no matter how premium will be subject to wear and tear that must be managed over time.

Tune-Ups Help Ensure Your Safety

It is advisable to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home and test them on a regular basis, but your focus on safety should extend beyond that measure. An older furnace can have defects that leak carbon monoxide into the home, and this is a problem your tech will easily recognize.

Tune-Ups Are Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is the other reason annual furnace tune-ups are essential. Many homeowners take a reactive approach to furnace maintenance, but that will often cost you much more in the end. Consider your annual tune-up cost as part of the total cost of ownership and think about all the money you save by avoiding those costly and time-consuming breakdowns during the heart of winter.

There Is No Tune-Up Standard

There is no industry standard for tune-ups, and tune-ups may at times get a bad rap because a disreputable or inexperienced technician provides an inadequate service. Ensure that you are dealing with an esteemed, established company and you know what the service entails.

Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up

If you need a furnace tune-up, Expert Air Control in Puyallup would love to help. We also offer air conditioning services, duct cleaning, duct sealing, gas piping, and electrical services. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call today or contact us online.