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What’s Included In A Heater Tune-Up?

February 7, 2023 | Blog

Being without heat when it gets cold out is both uncomfortable and frustrating— but it’s also easily avoidable with routine tune-ups. At Southern Air Mississippi, we perform McComb heater maintenance. We encourage our clients to schedule a heater tune-up each year, even if their heater is running fine or they haven’t had problems in the past.

It’s important to recognize that tune-ups are preventative maintenance. This means that you shouldn’t schedule a tune-up if you are actively experiencing problems with your heater. For those situations, it’s best to schedule a heater repair. However, heater tune-ups are a great way to prevent the need for future repairs.

What Happens During A Heater Tune-Up?

When a technician arrives at your home for a heater tune-up, they will perform a series of actions to ensure your heater is in top condition. These steps include:

  • Inspecting the various parts of the heater for cracks and damage
  • Cleaning the internal parts, such as the fan, blower, coil and condensate drain
  • Lubricating the motor and blower
  • Testing the thermostat, pilot light, burners, safety controls, etc.
  • Changing the air filters
  • Tightening the connections between wires
  • Repairing any minor parts that are damaged or worn out
  • Applying a protective coating on sensitive parts

Heater tune-ups usually take around an hour to complete, so before you schedule an appointment, make sure you will be around long enough for the technician to finish. Each step in the maintenance process is important for making sure your system is getting the care it needs!

What Are The Benefits Of A Heater Tune-Up?

Hiring a technician to perform maintenance on your heater when it’s running properly may seem unnecessary, but it’s a vital part of caring for your heater. Heater tune-ups are much more than another expense— they can actually save you money in the long run and prevent future frustration. Here are some of the benefits that tune-ups can bring!

Increasing Home Energy Efficiency

Heater tune-ups ensure that the many parts of your heater are clean and in good shape. When your heater is run down and dirty, it has to work harder to produce heat for your home, increasing your energy bill. However, routine tune-ups keep your heater running efficiently. Although tune-ups are an expense that you have to pay every year, they can actually help you save money by lowering your monthly energy bills.

Prolonging The Life Of Your Heater

Just like many devices and machines, heaters last longer when they are regularly taken care of. Scheduling a seasonal heater tune-up prevents your heater from getting caked with filth and reveals minor issues that could spiral into larger problems if they aren’t resolved. If you want to make sure your heater will last as long as it can, make sure you schedule yearly heater tune-ups.

Preventing Costly Damage

When a technician inspects your heater during a tune-up, they often catch small areas of damage that could easily become bigger issues that require costly repairs. The initial expense of the tune-up is well worth it because of the prevention of larger issues that cost a lot more to resolve and can lead to frustration, such as the heat in your home shutting off on a cold winter’s night.

How Do I Schedule A Heater Tune-Up?

If you are interested in scheduling a furnace tune-up in McComb, contact Southern Air Mississippi. Our technicians are equipped to answer any questions you may have and can help you schedule a tune-up for your home.

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