Is it Time For Furnace Maintenance? Yes!

October 10, 2013

Homeowners in North Charleston, SC, often ask us at Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning what the ideal time is for preventive heater maintenance. We feel that scheduling your furnace tune-up as early in the fall as possible is ideal for two important reasons. First, you get in ahead of the rush of homeowners who wait until winter has settled in to call for an appointment. Secondly, an early fall furnace tune-up ensures that your furnace is ready for the extra demands placed on it during the heating season.

How You Benefit from Annual Preventative Maintenance

Scheduling a fall tune-up is one of the easiest ways for you to avoid expensive furnace repairs. Furnaces that don’t receive regular maintenance are more prone to costly repairs and total breakdowns. Scheduling your yearly tune-up is like taking out an insurance policy on your furnace. It doesn’t prevent all repair issues, but it reduces the likelihood since our service technicians fix minor problems during the preventative maintenance appointment. Regular tune-ups also help your furnace run more efficiently, which in turn lowers your heating bill. Most importantly, an annual tune-up for your furnace helps improves your level of comfort and ensures your safety.

Your Furnace Tune-Up is Performed by a NATE certified Technician

Most of the service technicians at Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning have completed advanced training with the North American Technician Excellence Program (NATE). This ensures that they are up to date with the latest diagnostic and repair equipment available in the HVAC industry. When you schedule a preventative maintenance appointment for your North Charleston, SC home, you can feel confident in the skills of the service technician we assign to you. After consulting with you to find out if you have any specific concerns, he or she will complete the following:

  • Clean and adjust the furnace ignition and furnace burner assemblies
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Turn the furnace on and off to see how it responds
  • Inspect the flue levels
  • Check the level of air flow
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Replace the air filter
  • Calibrate the thermostat
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Check for any loose wiring and tighten it if necessary

This is just a small sample of the tasks we perform during your preventative maintenance appointment. If we notice any problems that need additional repair, we point it out to you and explain what needs to be done to correct it. Our service plan members are eligible for additional discounts on repair appointments stemming from the annual tune-up.

Choose a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer for All of Your HVAC Needs

Another sign of our commitment to quality is that we are part of the Carrier factory authorized dealer program. In addition to preventative maintenance, we offer emergency repairs, routine repairs and install new HVAC equipment. Give us a call any time!

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