September 25 is National Tune-Up Day, and you might be wondering what that means and why you should care. It’s a day dedicated to tuning up your heating systems every fall. The air feels nice and crisp now, but we’re getting closer to dropping temperatures and snow flurries every day. No one wants to end up with a broken furnace in the middle of another crazy polar vortex. Getting a tune up now will ensure your heating system is running as efficiently as possible when it needs to work overtime to keep you and your family warm this winter.
There are several tune-up procedures that will need to be completed to keep your system performing to the best of its ability. For starters, the dust, dirt, and other debris needs to be cleaned from your vents. Vents should also be checked to make sure they aren’t faulty or blocked. All parts should be working effectively, including the fuel-jets, burners, blower wheel and motor, and wiring. There should be no corrosion in the wires, and no blockage or leakage anywhere else. The blower access door should be tightly sealed. Several parts will need to be analyzed and measured, such as combustion gases. The humidifier should be cleaned and the pad replaced, and the air filter should be cleaned or replaced too. A specialist will take a look at all of these details and more. Any deficiencies will be immediately addressed. Tuning up your furnace will also save you money because it reduces heating costs.
If the wind is howling, you don’t want your furnace struggling to heat your home. Let National Tune-Up Day be your reminder to schedule a furnace tune-up with Finken today. We’ll provide you the best furnace brands and keep your furnace in tip-top shape all winter long.