Manufacturers recommend that you have an HVAC tune-up performed on your HVAC system at least once a year. But why? The main reason is to keep your HVAC unit operating at peak efficiency and to test out its operation before cold weather approaches. It’s better to know that your HVAC system has a problem before you depend on it to keep your family warm this winter.
Trane, a major manufacturer of HVAC systems, states:
Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. Pre-season maintenance is also important. It can help to avoid a system failure in severe hot or cold weather when you need it most, and it can also keep your energy bill from getting out of control.”
A professional heating system tune-up will also include important checks like a carbon monoxide safety test (gas unit). As carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, these checks can be lifesaving and help prevent serious harm.
HVAC tune-ups can also help to make sure you are set for the upcoming cold weather. Maximizing your HVAC system’s efficiency can help you control energy costs all season long.
Do I Really Need a Heating Inspection?
Like HVAC manufacturers, we recommend that our customers have an HVAC tune-up performed at least once a year, no matter the age of the unit. Just like servicing your car whether it has 10,000 miles or 210,000 miles, having a heating system tune-up performed annually on your heating and cooling system helps make sure everything is working properly.
What is a Heating System Efficiency Tune-Up?
An HVAC Efficiency Tune-Up is more than an inspection of your heating unit in that it also provides an efficiency diagnostic test, as well as includes steps to clean and test your unit.
When a BGE HOME technician comes to your Maryland home, you can expect them to perform a 21-point tune-up on your heating system, which includes:
- Perform carbon monoxide safety test (gas unit)
- Measure combustion efficiency (gas unit)
- Inspect safety controls and unit wiring
- Level, calibrate, and test thermostat operation
- Inspect and clean filters
- Inspect blower assembly and lubricate fan motor
- Test motor capacitors
- And more
How often should I get a Heating Efficiency Tune-Up?
You wouldn’t drive your car for thousands and thousands of miles without getting your oil changed, would you? The same mentality should be taken when it comes to your heating and cooling system. Having a HVAC tune-up performed at least once a year will help make sure your unit is operating at peak efficiency.
Can a Heating Tune-Up Save Me Money?
Absolutely. A heating tune-up is one of the best ways to keep your heating unit running smoothly and at its most efficient pace. Investing in a heating tune-up can be extremely cost-effective when it comes to energy bills and HVAC maintenance and repair costs.
Can a Heating Tune-Up Improve Air Quality in My Home?
Yes, a heating tune-up will improve the indoor air quality of your home. Over time, things like dust, soot, and sediment will build up in your unit. By scheduling a professional heating tune-up, you can take a proactive approach against air contaminants to improve indoor air quality. It will also ensure that your heating system is getting the airflow it needs to work efficiently.
Can a Heating Tune-Up Improve Energy Efficiency?
Looking for ways to cut down on those expensive energy bills? A HVAC tune-up is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your Maryland home.
Why should I get a Heating System Efficiency Tune-Up from a Professional?
Your heating and cooling system is one of the most complex systems in your house. Having a licensed heating professional perform your efficiency HVAC tune-up ensures that it is done properly. A licensed professional from BGE HOME can also give you tips on home maintenance for your heating system.
A thorough inspection will help make sure your unit is operating at peak efficiency. Even little things like a partially clogged indoor or outdoor coil, an improper refrigerant level or a dirty air filter will cause your unit to work harder and use more energy than it needs to.
BGE HOME can help you prepare for the upcoming season. Use our simple online form to schedule a 21-point heating system efficiency tune-up with BGE HOME.