Are Annual Furnace Checkups Necessary?

If you’re wondering whether you should you have your furnace checked out once a year, the short answer is yes. Even if your heating system is fairly new, it’s a good idea to have routine maintenance performed and if your furnace is 10 years old or more, yearly maintenance is a must. Here’s why:

  •  Most if not all furnace manufactures recommend yearly, professional maintenance on their products and some warranties even state that damage from improper maintenance will not be covered. It’s smart to protect your heating system investment with a yearly checkup that costs much less than a serious repair.
  •  A professional technician can check and adjust components that most homeowners are not familiar with. For example, a good furnace checkup includes a blower wheel check and cleaning which requires the part to be uninstalled, cleared of debris, and reinstalled. Also, the blower motor needs to undergo an amp-draw test, which should be conducted by a professional.
  •  Yearly inspections of the wiring, drainage system, blower access door, and the vent system are vital to the efficiency and longevity of your heating system.

You’ll likely find that different heating companies offer a variety of checklists when performing annual maintenance. Western States provides thorough maintenance checkups and we’ve become one the most trusted names in Tucson HVAC services. Contact us today.