Nothing is worse than finding out that your heater is having issues in the middle of a snowstorm. Beaumont, Texas may not get a lot of snow or much cold weather, but you don’t want to be in a situation where your heater isn’t working when you need it most. Thankfully, you can avoid this situation altogether by getting regular heater tune-ups.
How Often Should I Get A Heater Tune-Up?
Depending on how old your system is, you should get a heater tune-up at least once a year. If your HVAC system is five years or older, then you should have a tune-up at least twice a year, typically seasonally.
You will ideally want to have these tune-ups at the start of spring and fall. These time frames are ideal because these seasons bring about a lot of weather changes. This means your HVAC system will also need to change to adapt to the weather. You’ll want to make sure your heater is prepared for extreme conditions.
You should also regularly have your furnace tuned up if you use that for your source of heat. While furnaces and heaters function differently, furnaces still need regular maintenance to keep them performing well.
Why Should I Get a Heater Tune-Up?
You might be wondering why you should get a heater tune-up when you don’t know what the benefits are. The truth is, there are a lot of benefits to getting your heater tuned up regularly. Here are a few benefits.
Prevent Future Repairs
If an HVAC specialist regularly inspects your system, they are more likely to find any potential issues and fix them before they become major problems. You can save yourself a lot of time and a lot of money if your system is regularly inspected.
Lower Energy Cost
With regular inspections, your heater will be able to run much more efficiently. With regular maintenance, your heater won’t have to run as hard to keep your home warm. And because your heater is running less, you’ll start to see the difference in your energy bill.
Better Air Quality
Dirty air filters mean more dust and dirt are escaping into your home, bringing down the air quality. An inspected unit coupled with regularly changed air filters means you’ll get better air quality in your home.
Boost the Lifespan
Most HVAC systems last between 10 and 25 years. If you want to make sure your HVAC system makes it closer to that 25-year mark, then you should have it regularly inspected. New AC units can be very expensive, so you’ll want to get the most out of yours.
What Does a Heater Tune-Up Include?
In addition to making sure your heater is running properly, you can expect the HVAC technician to make a few quality of life inspections and adjustments.
- Inspect filters
- Check and clean burners
- Check carbon monoxide labels
- Adjust refrigerant levels
- Inspect pressure and temperature
- Check contractors and relays for wear
- Inspect ductwork
- Flush and clean drain line and trap
- Inspect heat exchanger for leaks and cracks
- Test emergency shutoffs
- Tighten electrical connections.
If you are ready to schedule your HVAC tune-up, then contact Mission AC & Plumbing today. Not only can we tune-up your heater, but we can also make any necessary repairs or help you install a new system.
If you’re in the Beaumont area, schedule an appointment today!