Four Frequently Asked Questions About Furnace Maintenance

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At Able Appliance & HVAC Service, we frequently receive questions from customers concerned about furnace maintenance. Unfortunately, these questions usually come up when we’re answering a service call because something has gone wrong. Often, these issues could have been prevented with proper maintenance. Here are the answers to some common questions we get about furnace maintenance.

1. What’s Included in a Furnace Checkup?

Several things should be addressed each year to ensure the proper functioning of your furnace. Our technicians know what to look for and can take the pressure off you when it’s time for a checkup. Here are some things that we’ll do to keep your furnace running optimally.

  • Replace air filter
  • Test and adjust pilot light, burners and gas pressure
  • Inspect ductwork
  • Adjust thermostat
  • Inspect electrical
  • Examine and adjust the flue
  • Monitor blower speed
  • Check and clean the coil

2. How Often Do I Need a Tune-Up?

While some things need to be checked more frequently, like air filters, an ideal interval for most maintenance items is one year. Fall is a good time to schedule service so you can make sure everything is working properly before the cold nights start rolling in. We can help you avoid chilly surprises with preventative maintenance.

3. What Can I Expect During My Service Appointment?

You can count on our technicians to deliver polite and professional service. We will arrive on time and ready to work because your time is important to us. An average furnace checkup takes around an hour. A member of our team will assess your furnace’s condition, perform routine maintenance and notify you if any additional issues need to be addressed.

4. How Long Will My Furnace Last?

On its own, an average furnace will last 15-20 years. By properly maintaining your furnace, however, you could potentially double its life. These statistics highlight the importance (and cost savings) of regular maintenance.
If you have more questions about furnace maintenance or would like to schedule a furnace tune-up with our reliable team of technicians, contact us today! We offer same-day service with no extra charges on evenings, weekends or holidays. Let us show you why our customers have relied on our affordable, quality services for nearly 20 years.

October 2022




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