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Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Tune-Up Yet?


You may not have given a whole lot of thought into the condition of your heater lately–and we get it. Temperatures only have just recently started cooling down, and even when we do start using our heaters more regularly, it’s still tempting to ignore any care they need. But we can’t stress enough how important it is to system efficiency and your comfort that you schedule heating maintenance at least once a year (twice a year, if you have a heat pump).

Routine furnace maintenance takes away many of the stresses that homeowners would otherwise need to deal with in the wintertime. Read on to learn why you should schedule your furnace tune-up ASAP.

Is Maintenance Really Necessary?

It’s always possible that your furnace will make it through the winter without a maintenance tune-up, however, it will likely be worse for the wear. Maintenance tune-ups are one of the best things you can do for your heater, whether it’s a furnace or other type of heater.

When our HVAC technicians complete maintenance for your furnace, your system will improve in more ways than one:

  • Maintenance reduces wear and tear on your furnace, which can extend its lifespan in the long run.
  • You can help prevent the biggest and most urgent repair needs.
  • Your energy bills won’t be as high because your system will operate so efficiently.

Do New Heaters Need Maintenance?

While a brand-new heater should have received any service it needed at the time of installation, if your heater has already been used for at least part of last year’s heating season, then yes, it needs maintenance.

Even a furnace that was installed last year can greatly benefit from maintenance. Some warranties are only valid if you have regular professional maintenance done. Secondly, tune-ups minimize wear and tear, which reduces the chance of a sudden breakdown, and potentially increases the life of your system overall. A well-maintained furnace will last 10-15 years.

When Should I Schedule Maintenance?

Right now is the perfect time! Sure, it’s not wintertime yet. But that’s what makes right now the perfect time. You should be scheduling HVAC maintenance before you need your systems the most. So for your air conditioner, that means spring and for your heater, that means fall.

This gives you plenty of time to schedule repairs if needed, and will ensure you the most comfort this season and for the years to come.

Does Maintenance Really Help Members Save Money?

Yes, in more ways than one. First off, maintenance helps your furnace work more efficiently, so you save on your monthly utility bills. But secondly, our maintenance members enjoy a number of benefits that other customers do not, including:

  • Discounts on Repairs
  • Discounts on Installation of a New System
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee
  • And more!

If you want to learn more about our maintenance club membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have!

For professional maintenance and furnace repair in Rio Rancho, NM, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing!

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