Furnace Tune-Up in Marion, IA
Are you ready for winter? Maybe the better question to ask: is your furnace ready for winter? When summer slowly fades into fall, make an appointment to have your heating system tuned up. Furnace maintenance in Marion, IA can help ensure the system is ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
You can trust the friendly and reliable HVAC technicians at Novak Heating and Air for all of your heating and cooling needs. We have nearly 90 years of experience servicing homeowners throughout Marion, IA. Contact us today to schedule a furnace tune-up.
How Often Do Furnaces Need Maintenance?
A lack of regular furnace maintenance can lead to several issues, including high energy costs, frequent breakdowns, costly repairs, and reduced system lifespan.
Ideally, a furnace tune-up should be performed before the arrival of cold weather, typically in the fall before you turn your heating system on for the first time. Furnace maintenance should be done on an annual basis. However, even if you forget maintenance in the fall, it’s never too late to schedule a furnace tune-up to ensure all system components are operating properly and efficiently.
Furnace Tune-Up Checklist
During a heating system tune-up, a qualified HVAC technician inspects, calibrates, and cleans all necessary components. And, perhaps, most importantly, they check for any minor issues and recommend the needed repairs before they turn into bigger, more expensive problems down the road.
Although the specific services done during furnace tune-up depend on the type of heating system you have and its age. You can generally expect the following tasks to be performed during an annual furnace maintenance appointment:
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Checking the thermostat settings
- Tightening all electrical connections
- Checking system controls
- Inspecting the condensate drain
- Checking your air filter and flue pipe
- Cleaning and adjusting the fan control
- Vacuuming the furnace interior
- Checking all gas connections, the gas pressure, the burner combustion, and the heat exchanger
The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter Regularly
Unfortunately, many homeowners forget one of the most important furnace maintenance tasks – changing their HVAC filter on a regular basis. The air filter catches harmful contaminants from re-entering your Marion, Iowa, home’s air supply.
During the filtration process, the air filter can become clogged and dirty, restricting airflow to your HVAC system. This can lead to high energy costs, increased system wear and tear, and a complete system breakdown.
Depending on the type of HVAC air filter you use, change it about every 30-90 days, or according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. It is a good idea to monitor how fast your furnace filter fills up by checking it regularly. The number of people in your household, as well as pets, and if there are any smokers in your home are factors that can affect the rate at which your air filter fills up. You can buy most furnace air filters at your local hardware store.
Enroll in Our Worry-Free Maintenance Program
Between running the kids to school and practice and making them dinner at night, we understand you have a lot on your plate. That’s why we created our Worry-Free Maintenance program.
When you enroll in one of our budget-friendly maintenance contracts, you’ll receive two maintenance visits per year, one in the fall before the heating season and again in the spring before the cooling season. Aside from reduced rates on fall and spring service calls, you’ll also receive priority scheduling which is incredibly convenient when your system stops working on one of the hottest or coldest days of the year.
Contact Novak Heating and Air to learn more about the benefits of our annual maintenance contracts or to enroll in one.
Contact Novak to Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up in Marion, Iowa
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