We are all aware our heating systems require annual tune-ups but do you know why they are so important? The primary reason is to keep your HVAC unit operating at peak efficiency and to test its operation before you need it. It’s better to know that your HVAC system has a problem before you depend on it to keep your family warm in the winter or comfortable in the summer.
One of the major manufacturers of HVAC systems states:
“Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. It can help to avoid a system failure in severe hot or cold weather when you need it most, and it can also keep your energy bill from getting out of control.”
HVAC tune-ups also help ensure you are set for the upcoming cold or hot weather. Maximization of your HVAC system’s efficiency can help you control energy costs all season long.
Do I Really Need an HVAC Tune-up?
Just like HVAC manufacturers, we recommend our customers have an HVAC tune-up performed once a year, regardless of the age of the unit. Like servicing your vehicle whether it has 10,000 miles or 210,000 miles, having a heating system tune-up performed annually helps make sure everything is operating properly.
What is included in an HVAC Tune-Up?
An HVAC Tune-Up is more than just an inspection of your heating unit. It also provides an efficiency diagnostic test and includes steps to clean and test your unit.
When Mitchell technicians come to your home, you can expect them to perform a thorough tune-up on your heating system. The technician will:
- Measure combustion efficiency
- Inspect safety controls and unit wiring
- Inspect and replace filters
- Inspect the oil/propane fuel tank
- Lubricate motors and bearings as needed
- Vacuum/clean the inside of the unit
- And more
How often should I get an HVAC Tune-Up?
You wouldn’t drive your car for tens of thousands of miles without an oil change, would you? You should have the same mentality when it comes to your heating and cooling system. An annual HVAC tune-up will help ensure your unit is operating at peak efficiency. Our Mitchell service plans all include an annual tune-up and service of your HVAC system. Our comprehensive service plans also include coverage for over 60 parts and labor for those nights when your HVAC system refuses to run.
Can an HVAC Tune-Up Save Me Money?
Absolutely! An HVAC tune-up is one of the best ways to keep your heating unit running smoothly and efficiently. Investing in an HVAC tune-up can be extremely cost-effective when it comes to energy bills, HVAC maintenance, and repair costs. Your HVAC system ages much like a car, over time things that affect the fuel economy require constant checking and replacement. This is why we perform efficiency tests that allow us to tweak the unit to benefit your individual HVAC system’s unique needs and allow it to perform optimally.
Can an HVAC Tune-Up Improve Air Quality in My Home?
Yes, an HVAC tune-up will improve the indoor air quality of your home. Over time dust, soot, and sediment will build up in your unit. You can take a proactive approach against air contaminants to improve indoor air quality with a professional HVAC tune-up. It will also ensure your HVAC system gets the airflow it needs to work efficiently.
Can an HVAC Tune-Up Improve Energy Efficiency?
We all are looking for ways to cut our energy bills! An HVAC tune-up is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. As efficiency improves, the fuel and time required to heat or cool your home is decreased. This leads to a reduction in energy usage which affects your annual energy bills!
Why should I get an HVAC Tune-Up from a Professional?
Your heating and cooling system is one of the most complex systems in your home. A licensed heating professional should perform your HVAC tune-up to ensure it is done properly. A licensed professional from Mitchell can also give you tips on home maintenance for your heating system. It’s important to know that not all HVAC technicians are rated equally. Our technicians are certified and specialize in the heating oil and propane HVAC equipment found in your home.
A thorough inspection will help ensure your unit is operating at peak efficiency. Even little things like a partially clogged indoor or outdoor coil, an improper refrigerant level, or a dirty air filter will cause your unit to work harder and use more energy than it requires.
When is the best time for an HVAC Tune-Up?
Traditionally, most companies have higher volumes of HVAC tune-ups in the months when the equipment is needed as that’s when people tend to think more about their HVAC system. However, an annual tune-up can be done any time of the year. We recommend booking well in advance for a time that works best for you. If they are performed annually, you are prepared and covered!
How do I schedule my HVAC tune-up?
Mitchell can help you prepare for the upcoming heating or cooling season. Text us from your phone via our website’s live chat option or call our office today at (800) 383-3994 to speak to a Customer Service Representative and schedule your annual tune-up.