With winter time right around the corner, it’s important to prepare your home and your family for the inevitable drop in temperatures. It's easy to forget about your furnace until something goes wrong, but being stuck without heat in the cold winter months in North Carolina is far from desirable. Scheduling a furnace tune-up can help prevent any issues during winter time, help your furnace run more efficiently, keep you comfortable, and cost you less in the long run. In this article, we will lay out why fall is the best time to get this furnace maintenance done and what you should expect.

Basics of a Furnace Tune-Up in Raleigh

The ultimate goal of a furnace tune-up is to ensure your home’s furnace heating system is working optimally. Many homeowners fail to realize the importance of a tune-up, and as such, the HVAC systems in their homes must work in overdrive to try and produce enough heat to keep everyone comfortable. Or worse, your system could break down and leave you in the cold!

The bottom line is that a tune-up will determine and fix problematic areas with your furnace, allowing your HVAC system to work better and with less power consumption. Preventing these issues in the fall and making sure everything is working optimally will keep your home comfortable and leave you with one less thing to worry about during the Holiday season.

Furnace Inspection

So, just what exactly does a furnace tune-up consist of? First, there’s a thorough inspection of your furnace with all the surrounding components and blowers. Our inspection services are designed to check on every aspect of your system in order to make sure everything is where it should be. If there’s a loose nut, bolt, or some other part not in the correct place, the Comfort Guy will fix it. We also provide heating tune-ups as part of our HVAC maintenance plans, which save you money and give you priority service!

We also want to make sure your system is not struggling and is working efficiently. We make it our top priority to make sure your furnace is working in a way that will save you money on your energy bills. Our expert furnace tune up technicians are always easy to communicate with. We want to help you and make sure you're properly informed about your heating needs and your furnace's current condition.

Cleaning The Furnace’s Duct System

The duct system is another area that a professional HVAC technician checks when performing a furnace tune-up. After years of use, ducts sometimes get filled with dust and debris, making your home’s HVAC system work less efficiently than it should.

Waiting to clean your ducts and vents in the winter is a bad idea because your system will be working even harder to keep your home warm and protected from the cold weather. your furnace's ducts are working harder and building up pressure in the winter months and if they're not properly cleaned they can burst more easily leaving your home vulnerable to the cold weather.

Dirty ducts can also affect your home's air quality. In addition to dirt and debris, dust mites can actually live and thrive in dirty ducts, something no homeowner wants. Even if you keep your house clean, dust mites will be blown throughout the house every time you turn on your heating or air conditioner. Our technician will remove the ducts and clean them out, so your home is safe and clean at all times.

Furnace Safety Test And Carbon Monoxide

A safety test should also be performed on your system during a fall furnace tune-up. The technician typically runs a number of tests aimed to ensure that no harmful chemicals or byproducts are being created as a result of your furnace.

One of the most important parts of this testing is making sure your heat exchanger is not cracked or compromised in any way. The heat exchanger is a set of coils inside your furnace that help heat the air in your home. The process involved in heating your home creates exhaust gases that are released outside your home. However, the heat exchanger can crack over time and it can be a real threat to you and your family if it begins to leak carbon monoxide inside your home.

We all know about the dangers of carbon monoxide, as it’s the leading cause of poison-related deaths here in the U.S. To prevent this from happening to you or your family, it's vital to hire an HVAC technician to come out and inspect your furnace and check for carbon monoxide.

R & S Mechanical Offers Furnace Tune-Ups And Carbon Monoxide Testing In Raleigh

R & S Mechanical’s Comfort Guy can come to your family’s rescue, testing for carbon monoxide, cleaning dust mites from your ducts, and helping your system run more efficiently and save you money! We serve Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and beyond! Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (919) 302-8956 today!