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When to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

When to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

The time to schedule heater maintenance for your Columbus, GA, home is long before you feel the first cool air of fall. If you put it off until late fall or early winter, you may not be able to get your preferred appointment time. Another reason to schedule your furnace tune-up with Riley Heating & Air Conditioning in the early fall is to ensure that your furnace operates at maximum efficiency before you need to use it every day.

A Typical Furnace Tune-Up

Our company has three primary goals with each preventive maintenance appointment. These include ensuring your safety, improving your comfort and decreasing your heating costs. After we arrive at your home and spend a few minutes discussing your concerns, we head to your furnace to make sure there are no safety issues. If we discover a carbon monoxide leak or another serious problem, we fix it immediately. Next, we check several dozen components of your furnace and tweak them if necessary. Some examples of the items we inspect include:

  • Thermostat calibration
  • Furnace burner and ignition assemblies
  • Heat exchanger
  • Flue level
  • Gas piping
  • Volts and amps
  • Electrical connections
  • Pilot light

When we are done working on your furnace, we let you know about any issues that may need additional repair. We leave you with a record of the heater maintenance appointment so you know exactly what services we performed.

How a Furnace Tune-Up Improves Energy Efficiency

Regular maintenance is the easiest way to lower your monthly heating bills and reduce unplanned repairs. Your furnace naturally operates more efficiently when it has a clean air filter, a sufficient amount of flue and lubricated parts. Tune-ups also help to increase efficiency because minor issues are fixed before they lead to extensive damage or even cause the furnace to stop working entirely.

Feel Warm All Winter Long with a Fall Tune-Up

Homeowners who never arrange for preventive maintenance often complain that some rooms in their home are too cold while others are too hot. Either way, they are not as comfortable as they could be. Before leaving your home, our service technicians run a test cycle of your furnace to ensure that the warm air distributes evenly. If you have a programmable thermostat, we check to make sure that you have selected a temperature that keeps you adequately warm without running up your heating bill.

Schedule Your Professional Tune-Up Annually

At Riley Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend that you schedule your furnace maintenance appointment every year in the early fall. We also offer air conditioning maintenance in the early spring and emergency service for both units. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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