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Winter is coming. Is your furnace ready?

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What is a furnace tune-up?

A furnace tune-up from Washington Energy Services offers a comprehensive, 37-point inspection of your system. Our NATE-certified (North American Technician Excellence) technician will complete the following:

  • Remove and clean flame sensor, burners, pressure port, condensate drain system
  • Inspect heat exchangers
  • Check/adjust inlet gas pressure, outlet low-fire gas pressure, hi-fire gas pressure
  • Inspect blower wheel, test blower motor capacitor
  • Record delta T, measure air static
  • Check for CO and CO2
  • Tighten all electrical connections
  • Check continuous fan switch
  • Inspect flue for corrosion/leaks
  • Replace batteries as needed in thermostat
  • Inspect condition of ductwork
  • Replace / clean filter

 

What are the benefits of a furnace tune-up?

The list above provides the specifics of the tune-up. But why should you invest in a tune-up?

  1. Prolong your furnace’s life – If your furnace is several years old, regular maintenance becomes important. Think of your furnace like the engine in your car; you use it every day and it requires regular attention to keep it running in optimal condition.
  2. Increase your system’s energy efficiency – A tune-up cleans the system and replaces the air filter making your furnace run better, making it a more efficient system.
  3. Keep your family safe – Catch potentially dangerous issues before they start, such as gas and carbon monoxide leaks or the circulation of containments.
  4. Maintain your manufacturer warranty – Most manufacturer warranties stipulate that furnaces must be regularly maintained. An annual furnace tune-up satisfies this requirement and keeps your warranty active.

 

Why is now the best time to get a furnace tune-up?

In a few short weeks the mild weather will end and our furnaces will be working double time to keep your family warm. Scheduling a tune-up now beats the early winter repair rush and ensures your furnace is ready when winter comes knocking.

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Is your furnace ready for fall?

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Show it a little TLC.

Fall is the perfect season to schedule a furnace service, repair, or tune-up. The coldest days of winter are not an ideal time to start thinking about this—do it now before your furnace gets kicked into high gear.

Call Washington Energy for the following furnace services:

Precision Tune-Up: This 37-point inspection ensures that your furnace will continue operating efficiently through fall, winter, and beyond. One of our expert technicians will visually inspect, test, clean, tighten and lubricate all of your system components and explain any key findings or recommendations with you. According to ENERGY STAR, regular tune-ups will extend the life of the system and keep it working efficiently.

Our Guardian Maintenance Club offers even more peace of mind with annual tune-ups, 24-hour emergency service, club discounts, and more.

Maintenance and Repair: Did your furnace just barely scrape by last year? Give it the attention it needs! Whether it’s just a bit out of sorts or has completely stopped working, call WES. We’ll perform diagnostics and repair service to get it running smoothly once again.

Get a fresh filter for fall.

Go ahead—take a look at your filter. Is it looking a little worse for the wear? Typically, a 4″ filter should be replaced every 90 days. A 5″ filter should be replaced every six months. If you can’t remember when you last changed your furnace filter, it’s time to do it again. Clean filters can help extend the life of your furnace, keep energy costs down, and maintain healthy air quality.

Want to make it really easy? Sign up for our Filter Program. You’ll get the correct furnace filter automatically shipped to your home when it’s time to change them out. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

Is it time to say goodbye?

There are a few considerations to make when you’re deciding if it’s time to upgrade your furnace.

Age
If your furnace is nearing (or beyond) fifteen years old, it’s safe to assume it’s not as efficient as it once was. If you want optimum efficiency in your home, you could find it with a new furnace.

Strange Noises
This is a telltale sign of an old furnace. If yours is rattling, clanging, popping, or simply sounds like it’s working too hard, it may be time to replace it.

Dry Air and Home
Old furnaces have trouble providing moisture in the air, which can result in dry, dusty conditions. This is especially troublesome for those with allergies to dust, mold, dander, and other airborne elements.

High Energy Bills
Put simply, if the bill is high, the furnace may be the culprit. Upgrade for lower energy bills!

Fall is here. Make sure your furnace is up to the task of warming your cozy nights inside… after cool days outside.

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