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What SHOULD Be Included in Your Furnace Maintenance Service

By Your Advisor 12/15/23 2:16 PM Time to read:

The urgency of regular maintenance might not be evident, especially when the furnace seems to be working fine. However, it's essential to recognize that a well-maintained furnace is not just about heating but also safety, energy efficiency, and long-term savings. As homeowners, we often look for ways to save on expenses, and sometimes, this means opting for the most affordable furnace maintenance quote.

While professional furnace maintenance covering all bases can seem expensive, hiring a contractor that cuts corners can be more expensive in the long run. In this guide, we'll delve into:

  • The Advantages of Regular Furnace Check-ups
  • What's Included in a Comprehensive Furnace Maintenance Service?
  • The Risks of Lower Quality Furnace Maintenance
  • The Benefits of Joining a Maintenance Plan

In essence, we aim to highlight that skimping on furnace maintenance can have unintended consequences. For peace of mind and optimal furnace performance, it's crucial to engage professionals who prioritize quality and complete service.

Contact the furnace maintenance experts today.

Burgeson's Heating, AC, Electrical, Solar & Plumbing has been a trusted name in furnace maintenance since 1949. We offer a comprehensive maintenance plan which serve our customers with professionalism and expertise, and we're committed to getting the job done right the first time.


The Advantages of Regular Furnace Check-ups

Routine furnace maintenance can avert unexpected breakdowns or the need for costly repairs. That's because thorough inspections can catch issues before they become major problems. Comprehensive maintenance can also deter serious safety risks. Malfunctioning or poorly maintained furnaces can produce carbon monoxide leaks, gas leaks, and even outright fire hazards.

A professional maintenance technician can provide peace of mind by examining, testing, and calibrating your furnace's key safety features and controls. Full-service inspections and adjustments can extend the lifespan of your heating system. Put simply, a well-maintained furnace can provide years of added, efficient service and save you time and money in the long run.

What's Included in a Comprehensive Furnace Maintenance Service?

Full-service maintenance involves a range of essential tasks. These are typically carried out as part of multipoint inspection and tune-up.

Here's what should be included, at minimum, in that process:

  • Test the furnace system's operation
  • Check voltage and amperage
  • Inspect the blower assembly
  • Check for gas leaks in furnace
  • Lubricate components as needed
  • Wash or replace filters as required
  • Check temperature rise
  • Examine the ductwork and check air flow
  • Check and clear the condensate line as required
  • Visually inspect the flue, vent, and cap
  • Clean and adjust burners
  • Check heat exchanger for cracks or defects
  • Check thermostat programming/operation and replace AA/AAA batteries as needed
  • Test and clean safety controls and wiring
  • Test operation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

After a routine maintenance check, you should feel confident that your heating system is in optimal condition. If any issues are identified, you should be able to trust your technician to ensure he or she will have the skills, tools, and supplies to resolve them thoroughly, accurately, and in a timely manner.

The Risks of Lower Quality Furnace Maintenance

When contractors offer quotes on furnace maintenance that seem too good to be true, they probably are. Unfortunately, there are many instances of contractors promising "expert" service in which they:

  • Fail to account for specific needs based on manufacturer's specifications
  • Miss or omit examination of key components
  • Don't properly check for gas and air leakscheck-
  • Fail to properly check the wiring and safety circuits
  • Fail to properly check combustion air and venting

Contractors who offer low-cost furnace maintenance services may not have adequate training. Some might only clean the unit instead of performing a comprehensive check. These minimal services are often disguised under an attractive low-price maintenance plan. Such contractors may rush the job, exposing you to the dangers of incomplete maintenance.

It's ultimately the homeowner who bears the consequences of this lower-quality furnace "check-up". Lower air quality, reduced efficiency, higher bills, and safety hazards from leaks and malfunctions are all possibilities.

The Benefits of Joining a Maintenance Plan

Regular maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial for its longevity and efficient performance. Many homeowners often overlook this aspect, leading to unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. Joining a maintenance plan service, like the one offered by Burgeson's, can be a game-changer. Here are some compelling benefits:

  • Exclusive Membership Benefits: With Burgeson's Preferred Membership, which starts as low as $229 per year, members receive a combined residential Heating and A/C maintenance service, discounts on repairs, filters, system replacements, maintenance documentation, and many more benefits.
  • Comprehensive Annual Service: Unlike a mere "tune-up," Burgeson's furnace maintenance is a 15-point annual preventative service. This ensures that your HVAC system is thoroughly checked and serviced for optimal yearly performance.
  • Cost and Energy Efficiency: Regular maintenance can significantly lower your heating and cooling bills. An efficiently running system consumes less energy, which not only saves you money but is also environmentally friendly.
  • Extended System Life: Routine maintenance can aid in extending the life of your HVAC system. By addressing minor issues before they escalate, you can avoid major repairs and help your system last longer.
  • Warranty Protection: Many HVAC warranties require regular maintenance to remain valid. By enrolling in a maintenance plan, you ensure that your system's warranty stays intact.
  • Identification of Issues: Regular maintenance can help in identifying potential issues before they turn into major problems. This can save you from unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that professionals are regularly checking and maintaining your HVAC system gives you peace of mind. You can be assured that your system is in good hands and any potential issues will be addressed promptly.

Experience Top-Notch Furnace Care

The team at Burgeson's Heating, AC, Electrical, Solar & Plumbing is committed to outstanding furnace maintenance. We offer a satisfaction guarantee and complete peace of mind through our full-service maintenance plan.