Here are the most important benefits of a fall furnace tune-up

We’re finally moving past the hot and humid summer, which is itself a reason to celebrate. However, that also means that we’re entering the colder months of the year, and you’ll need to make sure your furnace or heat pump is ready to go. That’s why we recommend scheduling a fall furnace tune-up with us at Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling.

HVAC Tune UpA heat pump or furnace tune-up can help you save money, prevent safety hazards, and—perhaps most importantly—reduce your risk of a breakdown. Have our qualified technicians conduct a furnace tune-up in your home, which will include a furnace inspection, testing, cleaning, and preparation for winter.

To get started, call us today. We’re proud to serve Lockport and South Louisiana.

What a fall furnace tune-up includes

A fall furnace tune-up from Dufrene’s means that our technicians are addressing some of the following. Of course, every make and model of furnace is different, so what we do for your system may vary. That goes double if you have a different kind of heating system, such as a heat pump!

  • Airflow testing
  • Gas leak inspection
  • Assessing the thermostat for energy efficiency and comfort
  • Inspecting drafts, vents, and flues
  • Inspecting motors, electrical connections, and controls
  • Safety component inspection for pilot safety and limit controls
  • Ignition and pilot light testing
  • Gas pressure, oil or connections and burner combustion inspection
  • Inspection for furnace pilot light
  • Blower compartment cleaning to remove dust
  • Heat exchanger inspection for carbon monoxide leakage
  • Blower motor and bearings lubrication as per manufacturer recommendations

What are the benefits of a fall tune-up?

#1. Longer system life

A proper furnace tune-up, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, can improve your system’s durability, saving you money in the long-term. Moreover, an optimally performing heating system requires fewer heating repairs over the life of the system, further saving you more money. You can put off the day that you need a new furnace or heat pump.

#2. Reduced risk of a breakdown

A seasonal furnace tune-up reduces breakdown of the system. When heating systems run to the maximum, they’re bound to break down eventually. For instance, your furnace can break down during an important holiday when you have friends or family over.

Furnaces work harder in winter when doors open and close to maintain their recommended working temperature. The extra work in running time increases the chances of the heating system failing.

By the way, all this goes double for heat pumps, because they’re tasked with both keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Without a tune-up in the fall (and spring), they’re at a greater risk of developing problems.

#3. Increased energy-efficiency

Cooling and heating systems and their use accounts for 46% of the energy costs for single-family homes measuring an average of 3,000 square feet. A regular furnace tune-up ensures the heating equipment performs at maximum capacity. Therefore, it reduces energy utility often resulting from HVAC systems that run or perform poorly.

Schedule your fall furnace tune-up today!

Call Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling to have our techs look at your furnace, heat pump, or other heating system before winter sets in. Contact us today to get started!