Heating, ventilation and air conditioning professionals recommend having a furnace tune-up in the fall and an air conditioning tune-up in the spring. Because HVAC equipment usually runs quietly in the background to keep us comfortable through the South Carolina seasons, it is easy to forget to schedule maintenance as seasons change. However, there are several important reasons to schedule seasonal maintenance.
Keeps Equipment Running Efficiently
A system that operates efficiently maintains indoor comfort at a lower cost. Your HVAC service technician will examine all elements of the furnace system during a heating maintenance session, including thermostat, filter, electrical connections, controls, ducts and motors. In addition, all connections for gas or oil systems are checked. Dirty burners or damaged heat exchangers can emit dangerous gasses and are fire hazards.
Reduces Energy Usage
Heating accounts for approximately 42 percent of a household’s energy usage. When equipment operates efficiently, energy usage drops. According to the Department of Energy, keeping heating equipment in good working order, along with proper thermostat settings and adequate insulation, can save 30 percent on utility bills. Simply changing the filter reduces HVAC energy usage by as much as 15 percent.
Complies With Warranty Conditions
Most manufacturers require seasonal air conditioning and furnace maintenance to keep warranties valid. Because preventive maintenance keeps systems running efficiently, there are fewer breakdowns. Tune-ups catch small problems before they become big, which can prolong the service life of your system. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist, authorized to honor Trane warranties. We also provide state-of-the-art technological expertise for all major brands of heating and cooling equipment.
Call the Professionals at Cassell Brothers Heating & Cooling to schedule your fall furnace tune-up. Our NATE-certified technicians thoroughly examine your furnace or heat pump to make sure it operates correctly. We offer several maintenance plans that allow you to select the services that best fit the needs of your home or business.
For more information about our maintenance plans or to schedule furnace maintenance, call (803) 567-1858 to talk to one of our technicians.