Furnace Fiascos Avoided

Insight To Help You Understand HVAC Service

Whether your furnace and air conditioner are getting older or are brand new and regular service is required for the warranty, you should have your furnace and AC serviced on a regular basis. Doing so helps you take care of your HVAC system and ensures it is going to work through the heat of summer and every freezing cold winter night.

But, while knowing you need to hire a professional tune-up each year is important, it is also beneficial for you to have a bit more information about the type of tune-ups you need to look for and how you can have your system covered for regular maintenance and for surprise problems that may arise. Here are some tips to help you understand what to expect for your HVAC system's servicing.

Arrange For the Right Type of Annual Service

It is recommended to hire a regular tune-up and maintenance on your HVAC system to keep it running well and to spot any problems before they cause a failure. A tune-up and system maintenance can be completed every other year if your system is new and the warranty does not require annual check-ups. Otherwise, for an older system, it is a good idea to have it tuned-up every year.

Before you hire a professional tune-up to your HVAC system, know what the service professional is going to complete on your unit. Not all tune-ups are the same, so you want to understand what it will entail before you agree to it.

Ask for a list of tasks that they will complete for the tune-up. For example, the heat exchange should be inspected for any corrosion, and the burners should be checked to make sure the ignition, flame, and sensor are all working properly.

Additionally, the combustion gasses, the electrical wiring, blower wheel, and the drainage system all need checking and clean, when necessary. 

When to Consider a Service Contract

For an older furnace and air conditioner, it can be beneficial for you to pay for an annual service contract. This type of agreement is with your local HVAC professional and covers any service calls or repairs that come up during the year, whether it is for air conditioning or your furnace. Then, in addition to any problems that arise, a service contract can cover your annual tune-up and maintenance check-up. 

This type of contract is beneficial when your HVAC is getting older because this is when the system's components and parts can start to wear out and need replacing.

Although it is recommended to get an annual check-up and tune-up for your new HVAC system, you will likely not need the coverage for any service calls. This is usually covered in the new system warranty, or the system may not have any issues because it is new and you are covering annual servicing to its components.

For more information, contact an HVAC service.