Your Fall Furnace Inspection: Did You Skip It?

HVAC contractors recommend a fall furnace inspection to optimize HVAC system efficiency all winter long. However, it’s not too late if you skipped a fall tuneup this year. The comfort in your Long Island home will be dependent on the furnace for another few months. Scheduling an appointment now will yield lower utility and repair bills this season.

Here’s an example of the types of things an HVAC technician does during a typical fall furnace inspection:

  • Verify the accuracy of the thermostat setting
  • Run a couple of furnace cycles to ensure it starts, runs and stops properly
  • Inspect electrical inspections and replace any wires or connections that are frayed, burned or sparking
  • Lubricate all moving parts to reduce wear and tear
  • Change filters
  • Verify airflow and make adjustments accordingly
  • Inspect heat exchangers
  • Look for visible signs of wear, rust, corrosion or cracks
  • Clean and adjust blower components

Benefits of Annual Furnace Maintenance

  • Save money – Your cost savings will be two-fold. Since your furnace runs more efficiently with routine inspections and maintenance, your HVAC system will use less energy, which translates to lowered utility bills. The HVAC technician will also look for any potential mechanical or electrical issues that could cause larger problems down the road. Making minor repairs now will save you from more expensive repairs in the future.
  • Improved comfort – After the thermostat has been checked and calibrated, airflow adjustments have been made, and the filter, vents and grilles have been cleaned of dirt and debris, you’ll enjoy more consistent indoor comfort.
  • Protect your warranty – Perhaps one of the most important reasons for observing a regular furnace maintenance schedule is to protect your valuable warranties. Many HVAC equipment manufacturer warranties are dependent on recommended maintenance performed by a licensed HVAC technician. Failure to comply with this warranty requirement can result in unnecessarily expensive repair and replacement costs.

Did you skip your fall furnace inspection this year? It’s not too late. Contact the Long Island HVAC experts at T.F. O’Brien Cooling & Heating to schedule an appointment.

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