You shouldn’t wait until something goes wrong to get your furnace serviced. If you do, you risk getting caught with a malfunctioning furnace on a frigid winter day. Routine maintenance is necessary to keep your furnace up and running all season long. Ideally, you should schedule your furnace tuneup with My Buddy the Plumber before winter kicks in. That way, not only is your furnace ready to go for the cold season, but our expert technicians have a chance to catch and repair anything that needs fixing before it gets cold enough for regular furnace use.
Furnace maintenance has other benefits as well. For one thing, regularly scheduled furnace tuneups will help your furnace last longer, meaning you can put off expensive replacements until your furnace reaches the end of its life. Additionally, if you have a furnace warranty, it’s likely that the warranty is only valid if you keep up with annual professional maintenance.
When we come to your home to do a furnace tuneup, there are a number of different items on our to-do list. We’ll inspect your home’s vent system, especially in the air intake areas, and clean out any debris creating blockages. We’ll also take a look at the blower, which is the part of your furnace responsible for transporting heated air through the ducts and throughout your home. If the blower fan or motor is dirty, we will clean it so that it is able to run smoothly.
When servicing your furnace, our expert technicians will test the system’s airflow. If something is restricting your furnace’s airflow, we’ll get to the bottom of it, as long-term restricted airflow can cause your system to need more repairs and break down sooner. Additionally, ensuring there is proper airflow in your heating system will help you save money on your heating bill. Running a well-maintained, efficient furnace is cheaper (and cozier) than running an inefficient one.
For your safety and for the well-being of the furnace, our maintenance checks will include lubricating your furnace’s moving parts, testing its safety controls, and double-checking electrical connection to see if any wires need to be tightened or replaced. We’ll clean or replace the air filter to ensure your furnace isn’t blowing pollutants and allergens throughout your home. This will also promote the longevity of the blower fan.
Furnace maintenance is beneficial to your safety because many furnaces use fuel to generate heat. Because of this, even minor operating snags can cause gas or carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Additionally, loose or broken wires in your furnace’s electrical system can be a potential fire hazard.
Whether you have an electric or an oil or gas furnace, that’s no problem. At My Buddy the Plumber, we’re experts in all kinds of air conditioning maintenance in Salt Lake City, so there’s no heating make or model that we can’t tune up. Our licensed technicians deliver the highest-quality service at the best possible price.