Furnace tune-up why they it’s important…
Here’s a story, not about furnace tune-ups, but will hopefully will get you in the right thinking process…You get a brand new car. It’s a 2019 Cadillac SUV. It’s your first luxury vehicle. You take it for the first drive. It runs so smooth. Every bump and turn on these River Valley roads feels so much more effortless. The seats hug you and it smells wonderful inside. The radio plays with surround sound and you can’t help but feel lucky to be it’s brand new owner. You take it in for it’s regular routine maintenance. You have tune-ups, spark plugs changed, oil changes, tires rotated and balanced, and eventually replaced. You take it to the car wash. You even have detailed so it stays like new. 7-10 years later it’s still running beautifully.
Now let’s talk about your home Furnace system. Your old one breaks or you buy a brand new house, either way you have a brand new 14 seer 3 ton Lennox HVAC system.
You turn it on for the first time. The air inside your home is warm, snuggle, and it warms you up from the outside in. The frosty air outside your home doesn’t reach your toasty living area. No more cold spots You’re home is comfortable and the air is clean. You feel lucky to be the person living in this home. The system runs and you don’t hear a sound.
The technician that installed your unit tells you, you need to have it regularly maintained, but you only half listen (I mean he’s just trying to sell you something else, right?) So you don’t get your yearly tune-up, you change your filter when it gets real dirty. That’s good enough, you say to yourself.
But then 7-10 years go by, the system doesn’t heat your house properly. Those cold spots are back. You can hear it as it kicks on and off. The air inside your home is stale and you can almost smell the dust in the air (you actually can, and the mites, and their feces.) Your energy bill during the summer and coldest part of winter has doubled. You blame it on the electric company. Finally, you have to make the call.
A technician from the same company comes out, charges you a diagnostic charge, bills you for labor and parts. He also tells you the importance of routine maintenance, and you once again turn him down I mean he’s just trying to sell you something else after you just paid nearly 1000$ in repairs. Then after putting so much money into the repair, your system after working so hard completely goes out. An average HVAC system cost $6-8,000 now your set back for Christmas. Your stuck making a monthly payment or you must come up with a large chunk of cash at once, either way its not good or fun.
Here at Martin’s we would rather your system stay up and running longer with fewer repairs. We strive to keep our customers informed and help them to have a safe and comfortable home for years to come. Not just today or when we get a call for repairs. We would rather you get your annual (if the unit is less than 5 years old) or bi-annual (if the unit is more than 5 years old) furnace tune-up , instead of getting that repair call.