Expert Tips

Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

We tell people all the time that they should call for a furnace inspection and tune up once a year. In response, we get a lot of questions, especially, “Is furnace maintenance necessary?”

Most furnace manufacturers recommend a furnace maintenance visit by a professional once every 12 months. In fact, some furnace warranties will refuse to cover damage that occurs because of improper maintenance. Whether avoiding maintenance will actually void your warranty depends on a lot of factors, but it’s definitely safer to do it than to pass on it.

At Service First Pros, we see the difference that a furnace tune-up in Braselton, GA, can make. It helps your unit work efficiently and unearths problems before they become catastrophic, extending the lifespan of your unit.

What Furnace Maintenance Involves

Furnace maintenance involves a few steps, including:

  • A visual furnace inspection and inspection of the visible parts of your HVAC system.
  • Part-by-part testing and evaluation to determine whether your furnace is working according to manufacturer standards.
  • A full furnace cleanout, including the vent system, air intake grills, the drainage system, the blower wheel, and the filters.
  • Testing of gases and pressures to make sure the unit is functioning in a way that is safe and healthy for you and your family.

We have a complete checklist that we run through on every furnace maintenance visit, to make sure we test everything and perform all of the checks necessary to ensure optimal furnace functioning.

Could I Do A Furnace Tune-Up Myself?

If you have experience working on furnaces and the time and the necessary equipment, you can absolutely do a furnace tune-up and inspection on your own. Otherwise, you’ll need to bring in someone who has the knowledge and the technology to effectively check your furnace.

If you get a furnace technician who just sticks a vacuum into your furnace to suck out some dust, you aren’t getting a real furnace maintenance visit. Always ask what the visit includes and what they will check to be sure you’re going to get your money’s worth.

Call us at Service First Pros today or whenever you’re ready to schedule your next furnace maintenance appointment. We’ll get your furnace working efficiently ASAP. If we find any problems, we’ll notify you and arrange to fix them soon. By the time you need your furnace, you’ll know for sure that it’s in great shape and that it should get you through another winter! Click here to schedule your appointment now!