Furnace maintenance in Springfield, OH, is a good idea for any homeowner since the furnace is a unit that sees continual use during the winters here. The wear and tear that accumulates can cause things to go wrong with the system, and before you know it, it will start to short-cycle or break down completely.
Tune-ups prevent a furnace from getting to that point by eliminating various issues that mostly go unnoticed. One big benefit to scheduling maintenance is that it helps prevent surprise repairs!
"Best experience we have ever had with an HVAC company. They were very attentive to detail during tuneup and discovered some hidden safety concerns during inspection. Would recommend to anyone." - Kris W.
Minimal wear and tear means more consistently smooth, energy-efficient performance. This can have a positive impact on your monthly bill. A well-maintained furnace can last longer, too, with gas furnaces usually running reliably for up to 15 years and oil or electric furnaces going for 25 years. You also get peace of mind, knowing that your manufacturer’s warranty won’t become void. Lastly, maintenance is known to help keep your indoor air free of pollutants, albeit indirectly.
A tune-up only takes one to two hours to finish, so it won’t disrupt your schedule too much. The tune-up starts with visually inspecting the furnace, followed by various adjustments and minor repairs. For example, the fan blade might be out of balance, or there might be a loose electrical connection or corroded wiring.
The technician could check for these other issues:
A bad limit switch or gas valve
Dirt build-up on the blower assembly
Motor bearings that need oiling
Cracks in the heat exchanger
Not every problem will find its solution during the maintenance visit. You may need to schedule a separate repair appointment, but at least the tune-up alerts you to the need sooner rather than later. Any repair recommendations will come to you via the report that the technician writes up for you at the end.
Maintenance can cover various inspections to ensure that your furnace starts up smoothly, circulates your air at the right pressure, and heats every room evenly. The technician can perform air balancing in the case of uneven heating.
Springfield’s Dependable Furnace Maintenance Team
At Universal Heating & Cooling, we have NATE-certified HVAC technicians who can maintain your furnace, no matter its make or model. We have been around since 1976 and have encountered every kind of furnace trouble. To get tune-ups, become a member of our Furnace and AC Savings Club; we offer three different membership plans, each with different incentives attached to them. With our maintenance plans, you can keep your furnace up and running when you need it most.
There’s a lot more we can say about our furnace maintenance work, so contact Universal Heating & Cooling with questions or to schedule an appointment in Springfield.