Kimbro Air
Kimbro Air
HendersonvilleTN 37075
 (615) 824-8098

Do I Really Need a Furnace Checkup?

Do I Really Need a Furnace Checkup?

Anytime you haven't used something for a while, it's likely to be a little dusty, maybe a little rusty and could certainly use a thorough cleaning and warm-up. Your furnace is no different, and before fall turns to winter and the weather gets too blustery, you need to book an HVAC inspection. You could even save money on your energy bills by ensuring that everything is working properly and is ready for the heavy use of the winter season. Learn how having your furnace professionally serviced every year can make a difference in the total cost of HVAC system ownership and keep your family safe and warm. 

Professional Service Benefits

Did you know that if you don't have your furnace system inspected by a professional on a regular basis that you run the risk of voiding the warranty on one of the most expensive systems within your home? While many HVAC experts recommend an inspection every two years while a system is new, once a system is over 10 years old it should be inspected annually to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.

While many HVAC experts recommend an inspection every two years while a system is new, once a system is over 10 years old it should be inspected annually to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.

Regular Maintenance is Key

Many problems can be caught with a regular maintenance schedule, items that would be incredibly expensive or even require the replacement of the entire unit if they were left alone. Health hazards such as carbon monoxide leaks are some of the most common problems that are found during an inspection, but maintenance, in general, can help extend the life of your heating system.

What's Involved in Regular Furnace Maintenance? 

While the specifics can vary depending on your HVAC service provider, most furnace tune-ups generally include a safety check and minor cleaning, but check with your service professional to ensure that you're getting the services that you need to keep your furnace running at peak condition during the cold winter months. Some elements that may be included:

  • Examination of external system connections for blockages and leaks
  • Review of the seals around the blower access door
  • Analysis of combustion gases and comparison to unit specifications
  • Check of the drainage system for blockages and leaks, including internal hoses
  • Checking the blower wheel for debris
  • Checking the wiring for damage and corrosion
  • Review of blower motor functionality and fitness
  • Burners checked for flame sense and size as well as for proper ignition
  • Inspection of the fresh air intake and heat exchanger for corrosion, rust and blockages

Your system review may also include gas pressure testing, air pressure checks and an overall review of the temperature rise.

Don't wait until the first cold snap of winter to schedule your furnace checkup. Contact Kimbro Air today and our trusted and vetted professionals will help to ensure that your home is ready for the winter chill before it's too late. Our furnace tune-ups start at $65, so give us a call today!