Are Heating Tune-Ups Necessary?

November 28, 2019

Air Patrol Air Conditioning, Heating & Fireplaces in Farmers Branch provides heating services to the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. We recommend seasonal heating tune-ups whether you have a heat pump or a furnace. Still, many homeowners seem uncertain if such a service is essential, so let us consider why it is.

Manufacturers Advise Tune-Ups

Life span estimates published by heating equipment manufacturers are based on that equipment being properly maintained. A tune-up is the most important form of maintenance because it reveals the effects of wear and tear just prior to the high stress of the peak season.

Many Warranties Require Them

Most furnace and heat pump warranties require annual maintenance. Not only should you schedule a seasonal tune-up, but you should also save the documentation. In the event you have to make a warranty claim, having that paperwork available will make that process a much smoother experience.

Ensuring Safe Operation

Gas furnaces, in particular, necessitate an annual safety inspection because there is combustion involved and thus carbon monoxide. Even with heat pumps and electric furnaces, a safety inspection is a good idea to ensure that there are no wiring or other issues that could result in an accident.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

You want your heating system to be as cost-effective as possible over the entirety of its life span, and tune-ups are a great way to do that. They are relatively inexpensive on a seasonal basis but help avoids major repairs as well as ensure optimal efficiency, which results in lower monthly energy bills.

What Does a Tune-Up Entail?

The range of services included in your tune-up will vary from one company to the next. Your warranty is a great place to start to identify which services you need. You can then seek a reputable company in your area that provides those services and more at a great price.

Dependable Heating and Cooling

Air Patrol Air Conditioning, Heating & Fireplaces in Farmers Branch provides heating services but also a full range of cooling and indoor air quality services. If you have any questions about how we can serve you or would like to schedule an appointment for a tune-up, do not hesitate to call us today.