New Jersey winters can be brutally cold and uncomfortable! Keeping your Heating System running strong all winter long through regular maintenance and system tune-ups is important for your continued comfort from the cold and unbearable outside temperatures. At Coastal Refrigeration, we are committed to keeping our residential customers warm all winter long.
At Coastal Refrigeration, we know that any of the HVAC systems in a home will decline in performance over time through general use and exposure to outside elements. Without a regular furnace tune-up, your heating unit may break down prematurely which will require a costly heating system replacement. We want our customers to be confident that their heating system is going to be working at its best during those bitter cold winter days. This is why we recommend that our customers have regular maintenance and tune ups performed on their furnace and boiler before the winter season rolls around each year.
How Often Should You Get a Heating System Tune Up?
No matter what kind of heating system you have or how new your furnace or boiler are, it should be inspected, cleaned, and serviced at least once a year. The best time to schedule a tune up is during the Fall, before the Winter months roll around. A heating system tune up will ensure that the system is working as intended and will avoid any hiccups during the time period where it needs to be running at peak performance.
What Will Happen If You Don’t Get Regular Heating System Tune Ups?
Many people get a new heating system and enjoy the warm and comforting air to fight the bitter and unbearable cold during winter. However, a lot of those people never worry about cleaning or servicing their system, and the reason for this is simple. They don’t know any better. Most people just assume they can use their heating system whenever they want for as long as they want and it will always provide them the temperature they want. Unfortunately, this isn’t how these systems work.
Without a heating system tune up, the system can become clogged or blocked which can cause it to shut down. It will take more energy and effort to provide the same benefits of a clean and fully functioning heating unit. Mold and mildew are also issues that can arise if a heating system is neglected for too long. Regular heating tune ups are ultimately an economic benefit as well as a health benefit.
What is the Difference Between a Heating Tune Up and a Heating Inspection?
A heating system tune up and heating inspection might sound similar but they are actually different services. During a heating system tune up, a technician is examining your unit from top to bottom and taking care of a few basic tasks that will help avoid problems down the road and replace damaged or faulty parts.
A heating inspection occurs when your system is already having a problem and you need a technician to diagnose what specific issue is causing your system to not work as intended. In other words, a tune up is preventative maintenance and inspections are for diagnosing a system that is no longer working properly.
What Services Are Performed During a Heating Tune Up?
A heating system is a complex machine and there are lots of parts or elements of the system that can cause the performance to suffer overall. During a furnace tune up, we check each individual component to make sure nothing is going to slow the system down during the coldest days of summer where you will be grateful for your fully functioning system. These are a few of the things we do during our routine tune ups:
- Gas and oil furnaces need regular maintenance because of the potential dangers of leaks and fumes
- Look for cracks, wear and tear, and other signs of future furnace problems
- Test the fuel pressure, airflow, thermostat controls, pilot or igniter, and more
- Clean or replace the air filter
- Tighten all electrical wiring
- Clean, test and inspect the fan blades
- General camera inspection
- Lubricate all motors which can dry out and damage the system
These are just a handful of the individual operations a Coastal Refrigeration technician will perform during a furnace or boiler tune up to make sure your system is running as if it were brand new. If you have any questions about aspects of our heating tune up routine, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
What are the Benefits of Routine Heating Maintenance?
We have laid out a number of reasons why routine heating maintenance is a good idea, but on top of simply making sure your system works when you need it to, there are other benefits as well. Some of the reasons you should seriously consider a yearly tune up include:
- Increased dependability
- Find potential problems and fix them quickly
- Provide maximum efficiency which lowers energy costs
- Prolongs the life-span of the equipment
- Maintains safe and healthy operation
- Can help to protect the environment
- Drastically reduces the chance of a break-down
The better your system is running, the more you’ll end up saving on energy bills. It is better to spend money to keep your system clean and functional than having to spend more each month on heating costs.
Contact Coastal Refrigeration to Schedule a Heating Tune Up
Since 2004, Coastal Refrigeration Corp. has been providing a variety of HVAC and home comfort services for residents and business owners throughout Monmouth and Ocean County New Jersey. We are dedicated to providing superior residential and commercial heating and cooling services, commercial refrigeration service and more. If you’d like to schedule a heating system tune up, call 732-222-3828 or fill out our contact form.