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At Poston Brothers, we understand how busy lives can get, and some home maintenance tasks inevitably fall through the cracks. That includes regular preventive maintenance for our HVAC systems.

Our technicians frequently are called to homes to make extensive repairs or replace furnaces before they reach their useful lifespan. In many cases, regular maintenance could have prevented these issues in the first place. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of annual furnace maintenance, how often it should be performed, and what our technicians look for during an annual tune-up.

How Often Do Furnaces Need Tune-Ups?

Just like your home’s air conditioner, your furnace should be tuned up once a year, preferably in the fall before you turn the system on for the first time. The last thing you want is for your heating system to not start up when you need it on the first chilly day of the season.

During a furnace tune-up visit, our heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality technicians will inspect and clean various HVAC components. They will also look for minor issues that can grow to become bigger, more expensive repairs down the line.

If you’ve already turned your heater on for the season, it’s OK! You should still contact a reputable HVAC company to perform a tune up to ensure your furnace will run efficiently throughout the entire winter. However, the longer into fall and winter you wait, the longer your wait time might be, as HVAC technicians stay very busy repairing and replacing heating systems that have already broken down.

What’s Included in a Heating Maintenance Visit?

During a heating tune-up, an HVAC technician should perform the following checklist, according to Energy Star.

  • Check thermostat settings
  • Tighten all electrical connections
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain
  • Check controls of the system
  • Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion, and heat exchanger

Enroll in a Preventative Maintenance Plan

The easiest way to ensure you never miss a furnace or air conditioning tune-up is to enroll in a preventative maintenance plan from Poston Brothers. For a low fee, you’ll receive bi-annual tune-ups for your HVAC system; once in the spring for your cooling system and again in the fall for your heating system. And don’t worry if you forget to schedule an appointment; we’ll remind you when it’s time and work around your busy schedule to find a time and day that works best for you.

Some of the benefits of enrolling in a preventative maintenance plan for your HVAC system include:

  • Extended equipment lifespan
  • Less breakdowns and repairs
  • Savings on your energy bills
  • A more reliable HVAC system
  • Reduced repair costs
  • Priority service

Contact Poston Brothers for Quality Heating Services

The heating and cooling technicians at Poston Brothers are highly trained to maintain and repair all makes and models of furnaces and heating systems. Get ready for winter by contacting us for furnace tune-up services today.