Are annual inspections/tune-ups necessary?
All furnace manufacturers recommend annual maintenance to be performed by a qualified technician. There is also verbiage in their warranties saying that any damage done to the unit because of lack of maintenance will not be covered.
Does this mean that if you skip a year or two of maintenance that your warranty is now void? Probably not, but the manufacturers still highly recommend it.
It’s like having a yearly prostate exam or physical. Is it necessary? No. Is it beneficial and will issues be caught and addressed before they get worse. Yes.
What is actually done during a furnace tune-up?
With so many contractors out there touting “21-point inspections” or “34-point tune-ups”, it’s hard to figure out what is actually being checked and done to your furnace. So, when you ask yourself what is actually performed, the answer is that it depends.
There currently is no industry standard when it comes to furnace maintenance. Depending on the contractor, they might just show up, see that the furnace is still in your attic, and leave without checking a single thing! Or, they will come out at a low cost, and charge a premium for common repairs.
Here are some best practices that all of our Air National Texas technicians go by:
Can this be done by a homeowner?
Absolutely! However, the only homeowners who have the proper equipment to do all of these important inspections are HVAC professionals.
Do I really need to pay $69 for furnace maintenance?
In short, yes. This is what professionals charge. We see advertisements all the time for $29 furnace inspections. Here’s something you should know. An HVAC contractor can’t even show up to your house for that price! It is almost guaranteed that the service technician who shows up at your front door will find something wrong and charge you a premium for it to cover their costs.
Here’s what you get from our professional tune-ups:
Give us a call today, we are ready to service your needs,