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How Often Do You Need a Furnace Tune-Up?

February 16, 2024

After the first big cold snap, many Michiganders are wondering if they need a furnace tune-up. In most cases, we recommend scheduling a furnace inspection once per year. Yearly furnace inspections ensure your family stays comfortable, safeguard the longevity of your equipment, and help reduce energy bills. And, more importantly, annual tune-ups may be a requirement to maintain your furnace’s warranty.

A furnace open and ready to be given a furnace tune-up.

Why do you need a yearly furnace tune-up?

Just like your vehicle, furnace’s are mechanical devices that need regular maintenance. Without proper care, your furnace may operate less efficiently, cost more to run, or – worst of all – break down. So, what does an annual tune-up accomplish?

  • • Ensures the safety of your family. Even the smallest malfunction in your furnace can result in dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. During a comprehensive tune-up, a trained technician will inspect your furnace and ensure that it’s safe to operate.
  • • Cleaner, healthier air. If you don’t regularly change your furnace’s air filter, your furnace may be pumping air that’s filled with dirt, dust, and other allergens. During a tune-up, we will change your filter, clean your system’s parts, and improve your home’s air quality.
  • • Better energy efficiency. A poorly maintained furnace results in poor energy efficiency which, in turn, can cause your heating bills to skyrocket. A thorough furnace tune-up will keep your furnace running efficiently by ensuring safe and proper temperature output.
  • • Prevent unexpected breakdowns. There’s nothing worse than your HVAC equipment breaking down in the middle of a cold snap. Regular tune-ups – just like oil changes for your car – help longevity by ensuring your furnace isn’t working harder than it needs to.
  • • Maintain your furnace’s warranty. As we’ve said, many manufacturers require yearly inspections to validate their warranties. If you’re skipping regular tune-ups or not taking care of your furnace, you may be on the hook for costly repairs when the time comes.

Ready to schedule your annual furnace inspection?

At Fleetwood’s Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with expert services to keep their HVAC systems running smoothly. Our unique approach empowers our customers by helping them truly understand their equipment. And, because our team is made up of long-term HVAC experts, we’re able to provide the area’s most comprehensive heating and cooling services.

So, if you’ve missed out on scheduling your furnace tune-up this year, don’t wait any longer! Give us a call today or reach out to us via our contact form to schedule a visit from one of our experienced technicians.