Are Annual Furnace Tune-ups Necessary?

Heating Company Crystal Lake IL

Maybe you’re wondering, “Do I really need to do a furnace tune-up every year?” We’re here to answer your question. At Weatherwise Heating & Cooling in Crystal Lake, IL, we service McHenry, Kane, Lake and Cook County so we know a thing or two about furnace maintenance and repair. We’ve seen firsthand the benefits of annual furnace tune-ups and also experienced the results when tune-ups are missed.

Here are some reasons annual tune-ups are important:

1.  Breakdown prevention

If you want your system to last long and work well, annual tune-ups are an essential part of furnace maintenance. Think of it like a doctor’s checkup for health. Besides cleaning, lubrication and other diagnostic checks, a tune-up provides an opportunity for your HVAC technician to identify and address any problems that may be developing. Dirty components make your furnace work harder, and the added stress can wear out your furnace. Preventative maintenance is the best way to avoid costly breakdowns and lengthen the lifetime of your unit.

2. Prevent carbon monoxide leaks

The possibility of a carbon monoxide leak is always a sobering one. Furnaces have systems in place to protect from issues with carbon monoxide, but the most common cause of furnace-related leaks are because of a cracked heat exchanger. Our HVAC technicians in Crystal Lake, IL always check for cracked heat exchangers during their tune-up visits. The cleaning and replacement of dirty air filters also helps relieve the stress on your furnace system, so there’s less chance of the heat exchanger cracking. Less stress on your furnace can also reduce your energy bill costs!

3. Warranty maintenance

Some furnace warranty agreements include the caveat that your unit is installed and maintained by a licensed HVAC service provider. Failure to do so can void the warranty. Tune-ups performed by HVAC professionals are valuable documentation showing proof of quality maintenance.

If you’re looking to schedule a furnace tune-up in Crystal Lake, IL and beyond, call Weatherwise Heating & Cooling today.

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