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Your Annual Furnace Tune-up: What to Expect From Your Tech

It still feels like summer most days in Yuma, but before you know it, it will be time to turn on the heat. Before you start your system up this year, be sure to schedule your annual furnace tune-up with a qualified, reliable HVAC contractor to reap these far-reaching benefits:

  • Increase system efficiency.
  • Lower your energy costs.Your Annual Furnace Tune-up: What to Expect From Your Tech
  • Help ensure the safety of your family.
  • Help prevent mid-winter breakdowns.
  • Extend the life of your system.

Tune-up tasks vary among different contractors, but a certified technician from a reputable company will perform these key checkpoints:

  • Tighten gas and electrical connections.
  • Inspect system ventilation for blockages and other damage.
  • Lubricate the moving parts of your system to prevent damaging friction.
  • Inspect the heat exchanger for damage.
  • Remove dust buildup from essential components inside your system.
  • Check the blower assembly for optimum airflow.
  • Measure the voltage and current on the motor.
  • Check the gas pressure and burner combustion to ensure they meet system specifications.
  • Test the controls of your system for proper cycling.
  • Test for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.
  • Inspect your ducts for loose joints, obstructions and other damage to prevent air loss.
  • Inspect your thermostat to ensure accuracy.

After your tune-up, the continued safety and efficiency of your system depends on you. Before you turn on your furnace this fall, make sure you perform these essential tasks:

  • Stock up on good-quality, air filters and inspect your filter every month. When it’s clogged with debris, replace it with a clean one to ensure proper air flow, prevent dust from entering your system, and improve your indoor air quality.
  • Know the location of your gas shutoff valve. Keep it accessible in case of an emergency.
  • Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Push the test button to ensure they’re working properly.
  • During our mild Southwest Arizona winter, you’ll likely want to open your windows and doors to let the fresh air inside during warmer days. Make sure the screens are tightly fitted.

To schedule your annual furnace tune-up with one of our qualified technicians in Yuma, please contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.




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