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Winter is coming. Is your furnace ready?

Danielle Onat | 11/05/2017 | Posted in Furnace, Tips to save money, Heating

After a beautiful summer and early fall, the last thing on your mind might be the furnace. But it's been sitting there all summer waiting to be turned on. At least you hope it is. If your furnace is several years old or hasn’t been regularly serviced or maintained, a furnace tune-up from Washington Energy Services can help prevent an unfortunate—and chilly—surprise.

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.

2 Responses to “Winter is coming. Is your furnace ready?”

  • Toki Tonooka

    Back in July, I got your Air Purifier installed in my old gas furness (since1995). If I want to replace it with a new one, how much will it cost? Heat King offers senior discount (among others) under $2000 including instillation & tax.
    Due to my health issue, I would prefer receiving text messages to phone calls. Thank you in advance for responding 425-345-8690. Or email me. Toki Tonooka

    • Sloan Newman

      Hello Toki, We also provide senior citizen discounts at Washington Energy Services. We don’t usually contact customers via text messages. You can write us at info@washingtonenergy.com and someone will be more than happy to assist you with your request.


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