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4 Smart Reasons to Get Regular Furnace Tune-Ups


Furnace tune-ups are a good idea for every homeowner. You may think it’s not necessary, but the heating and cooling experts at Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air know better. Here are three very solid reasons that will convince you that getting your furnace tuned up annually is actually a smart investment that will save you money in more ways than one.

Avoid Unexpected Furnace Breakdowns

No one likes surprise furnace breakdowns especially on the coldest Ohio and Northern Kentucky days. But the coldest days are the days your furnace works the hardest, making it more likely that that’s when a weak furnace will break down. Having an annual furnace tune-up will prevent breakdowns because during a tune-up, our technicians clean the entire system, tighten any loose parts, lubricate any stiff parts, and replace any broken parts. There’s not much left to break when you’ve made sure everything is up to snuff. We can’t promise your furnace won’t break down, but we can tell you that the chances are extremely slim. Plus, a tune-up will find dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.

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Lower Utility Bills

What happens when a machine is cleaned, parts are lubricated, loose parts are tightened and broken parts are replaced? That machine runs much more efficiently. And when a machine runs more efficiently, it uses less effort to perform. When your furnace is running at peak efficiency, it’s using less energy to do the same job. If your heating bills are high, look into a furnace tune-up. You just may recoup your entire investment over a cold Cincinnati winter.

Furnace Manufacturer Warranties

Many homeowners don’t realize that manufacturer warranties are dependent on regular maintenance. It only makes sense. They’re not going to warranty their product if it’s abused or misused. It’s a machine with moving parts dependent on some maintenance. If your furnace doesn’t receive regular maintenance, it may void any warranty put in place by the manufacturer. This could end up costing you dearly in the long run when a piece that should have been covered isn’t and it comes out of your pocket instead of the manufacturer’s pocket.

Extended Life Expectancy

Obviously, when you treat something well, it will last a lot longer than if you ignore it or mistreat it. Just like changing the oil in your car, regular maintenance will extend the lifespan of your furnace. Considering that furnace replacement is no small-ticket item, it makes sense to invest a little along the way to get your money’s worth out of your furnace.

Is your furnace on its last leg? How do you know? The talented heating and cooling technicians at Schneller have created a handy checklist titled, “You Be the Tech Check” that will help you determine if it’s time to call us to discuss replacement options or if you may get a couple more years out of your furnace and air conditioner. Download the checklist now.

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