Are You Ready For Your Annual Furnace Tuneup?
The winter heating season is about to begin, so now is the time to make sure your furnace is in good working order with an annual furnace tuneup. Your HVAC technician will inspect all the components, check your thermostat and make sure everything’s in top condition for the weather ahead.
But there are a few things you can do to make your HVAC technician’s job go more smoothly. And the more smoothly the technician’s job goes, the better your annual furnace tune-up will turn out.
- Have all the necessary information on hand. This includes your furnace’s brand name, model number, owner’s manual and how old it is. The more the technician knows about your furnace, the better he or she will be able to service it and advise you on future upkeep.
- Know where all your equipment is — from the furnace itself to thermostats, vents and registers, ductwork and circuit breakers, so that you can lead the technician to them.
- Make sure the equipment is easy to access and not blocked by furniture or other obstructions, particularly if your furnace is located somewhere you don’t go to very often, such as your basement, attic or closet.
- If your furnace has been experiencing any problems, make a note of them. If it’s been making strange noises or not heating your home properly, let your HVAC technician know at the beginning of your annual furnace tune-up. Let the tech know what’s going on and how long it’s been happening.
- If you rent your house, talk to your landlord first about having your annual furnace tune-up. Explain why it’s necessary and find out who’s responsible for the cost of service and repairs. If you are the landlord, talk to your tenants to figure out the best time for the check-up to be done.
For more information about why a furnace tune-up is important or to schedule an appointment, contact the experts at Sobieski Services. We are the Wilmington area’s trusted source for quality HVAC service.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wilmington, Delaware and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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