Your heating system works overtime during harsh Calgary winters. Regular maintenance prevents unnecessary repairs, improves the safety of your furnace, lowers your utility bills, and saves you money. Here are some benefits of having your system regularly checked and maintained by a professional.

What to Expect During a Furnace Tune-up

When the technicians at Alberta Mountain Air Heating and Air Conditioning tune up your gas furnace, we aim to ensure that your unit is working at peak performance. We will do any manufacturer-recommended fixes to improve the operation and safety of the unit.

We clean the furnace blower and flue pipes while checking for damage. All sensors will be checked. The fuel line, thermocouple, and pilot light will be reviewed.

During maintenance, we will evaluate the heat exchanger, look for corrosion and cracks, lubricate the moving parts, and check the gas pressure. We will test the safety controls and thermostat, calibrating your system as needed.

In addition to adjusting or testing electrical connections, we will make any needed repairs. When we leave, we want your system to work at its peak efficiency and safety.

It’s easy to ignore regular scheduling maintenance. However, maintenance will extend your furnace’s life, minimize energy costs, and give you peace of mind by knowing that your furnace will keep you and your family warm even during the coldest of Calgary nights.

Reduce Your Energy Bill

During chilly Canadian winters, your furnace can account for up to 50% of your energy bill. Some studies point to a 30% reduction in energy usage when regular maintenance is coupled with using a programmable thermostat.

In addition to having a professional tune-up, simple things like regularly changing your furnace filters can increase savings. Dirty furnace filters force your furnace to work harder to distribute air, causing high energy bills. A clean filter ensures proper airflow and minimizes the need for excessive repairs because the furnace is not strained.

An extra benefit is that a well-maintained furnace can last for years longer than one that is not maintained correctly. This means you get the most significant return on your initial investment.

Keep Furnace Repairs and Breakdowns to a Minimum

A great way to ruin a winter night at home is to have your furnace break down unexpectedly. Not only are you and your family left in the cold, but you are also stuck with the expense and frustration of trying to get a system fixed.

Although the professionals at Alberta Mountain Air Heating and Air Conditioning are happy to provide timely, 24-hour emergency repair service for customers, we are strong proponents of routine maintenance, reducing emergency repairs, and keeping your system in tip-top shape.

You should schedule maintenance for your furnace in the fall before it gets cold enough for you to turn the unit on. This way, you have confidence that everything is working as it should for the upcoming winter.

If you don’t do this preventative maintenance, you could face serious issues like carbon monoxide leaks, water leaks, a furnace that blows cold air, or a furnace that frequently shuts itself off. If your furnace breaks unexpectedly, you can count on us to fix it. However, we prefer to help you prevent breakdown instead.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

A properly functioning furnace is essential to maintaining good indoor air quality. Your furnace has filters that eliminate dirt, pet hair, dander, and other allergens. These should be cleaned or replaced once every 30 to 90 days.

But even with the highest quality filters, if there are other issues with your furnace, you may be experiencing tons of allergy symptoms. Or you might see dust and debris on your furniture or other parts of your home. Scheduling a professional tune-up will ensure that your furnace keeps your home warm and improves the quality of the air you breathe.

Satisfy Your Manufacturer’s Warranty

With most quality furnaces, you get the option for a 10-year warranty. It’s a good idea to schedule a professional tune-up so that you can maintain that warranty.

If the day comes that you need to have the warranty work done, the manufacturer will ask for service records to show that you have properly maintained the unit. The manufacturer may not honor the warranty if you can’t produce these documents. The minor investment in annual furnace maintenance ensures that the money is not coming out of your pocket if a warranty part breaks down.

Find Small Problems Before They Become a Big Deal

If the furnace cycles on and off, makes loud noises, or blows cold air, it may have trouble and need to be checked. During a tune-up, professional technicians can identify furnace issues and fix them before they become major, expensive, and dangerous problems.

Detect Dangerous Leaks

A gas furnace heats your home by burning fuel. During a tune-up, a technician will check to ensure that the combustion process is happening efficiently and safely.

Your furnace might be leaking gas. And that’s very dangerous. Your furnace may have a carbon monoxide leak. This isn’t easy to detect because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless. Symptoms of a carbon monoxide leak include headaches, nausea, and, in extreme cases, death.

During an annual tune-up, potential safety risks will be identified. You will have peace of mind knowing that your furnace is working correctly and safely throughout the winter.

Keep Your Family Safe and Warm during the Winter

When you tune up your furnace during the fall, you know it is likely to serve you well and efficiently throughout the winter. If there is an issue, your technician will let you know about how to fix it. They can also tell you if there is a more efficient option that can save you money on monthly utility bills.

Many technicians will also give you an idea about the remaining lifespan of your furnace if it is becoming unreliable or if it is an older model. If you schedule a tune-up in the fall and see that you need to replace your furnace, you have some time to research options, save money, and purchase the right brand for your needs and budget.

Exceptional Heating and Air Conditioning in Calgary

At Alberta Mountain Air Heating and Air Conditioning, we have provided HVAC services in Calgary for nearly two decades. Our technicians are SAIT-certified, and we work with all makes and models of HVAC systems. We are proud of maintaining an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. We work in residential and commercial environments. Call us for additions on remodels or installations for new construction. In addition to receiving the Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition, we are proud to participate actively in our community.

Our services include HVAC repair, installation, and maintenance. We install ductless mini-split units and offer indoor air quality testing and improvements to ensure that you are breathing the cleanest air possible. Alberta Mountain Air Heating and Air Conditioning can install UV lights and air scrubbers and provide home energy audits, hot water tanks, and tankless water heaters. We are available for consultations and bids, scheduled service appointments, and emergency services. Contact Alberta Mountain Air Heating and Air Conditioning today to see why we are our area’s top-tier indoor comfort service provider.

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