It is Time to Tune Up Your Heating System
By mid-November, overnight temperatures in Arizona will slip into the low 40s, and you may be ready to switch on the heat in your Oro Valley home and keep it on for the next few months.
This winter, thanks to the effects of the weather phenomenon El Niño, the entire Southwest may experience below-average temperatures and wetter weather. Scheduling maintenance is the only way to ensure your furnace will deliver warmth efficiently and safely when temperatures tumble.
At Hamstra, our pros can prepare your furnace or heat pump to deliver the warmth you need to stay comfortable through an El Niño winter.
Why Tune Up in the Fall?
The best time of the year for a furnace tune-up is in October or November, right before you put your equipment into service for the heating season.
Now is the prime time for preventative maintenance because you are not relying on your furnace for heat. A fall tune-up will not affect your comfort as a mid-winter maintenance checkup might.
A fall tune-up also permits a professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician to identify worn or broken components and repair your furnace before it begins operating 24/7. If you run your furnace with faulty parts, there is a chance a minimal problem could worsen, leading to a system breakdown.
Maintenance restores your heating system, extending its service life and boosting its ability to operate efficiently. An efficient furnace saves money on utility bills.
A furnace tune-up includes a safety inspection that ensures your heating system is sound. It prevents electrical fires, gas leaks, and exhaust gases, like carbon monoxide (CO), from entering your living space.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100,000 people in the U.S. are accidentally poisoned by carbon monoxide annually. At least 420 of them die.
You will gain peace of mind after a thorough tune-up and safety inspection.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Your heat pump gets little downtime in the fall. With daily fall temperatures earlier this month in the 80s and 90s, you may still be using your heat pump to cool your home. When Oro Valley begins to see chillier temperatures early next month, you likely will give your cooling system a rest.
Before you switch your heat pump from cooling to heating mode, take a few moments to schedule maintenance. A heat pump tune-up can address any kinks you might have noticed during the cooling season and prepare your equipment to resume operation for the heating season.
Be sure to schedule a fall heat pump tune-up, especially if you skipped maintenance at the start of the cooling season earlier this year.
Selecting one of our Hamstra Heating & Cooling Choice Service Club plans can help you stay on track with maintenance for your furnace or heat pump.
Our three plans include multi-point biannual inspections of your heating and cooling equipment. The top two tiers of our maintenance program also offer same-day and next-day service responses, condensate line cleaning, and other benefits.
Joining a maintenance plan helps you follow through on annual HVAC maintenance, maintain your manufacturer’s warranty, and be proactive with heating and cooling system upkeep.
Talk to the Experts
Let our professionals at Hamstra prepare your heating system for winter. Schedule maintenance now to guarantee that your Oro Valley, AZ, home will be comfortable and safely heated when the outdoor temperatures drop. Call us at 520.629.9833 or request service online.