Maintaining the furnace in your Mineral, VA home is an ongoing and multi-pronged effort. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Apart from regularly checking and changing your furnace filter, most maintenance should be handled by a licensed professional. If you’re on deck for an annual furnace inspection, cleaning, and tune-up service, you might be wondering just how long everything will take.

Cleaning Needs Vary From Furnace to Furnace

On average, furnace cleaning and tune-up services last just one to two hours. During these appointments, our technicians inspect all interior and exterior furnace components, calibrate thermostats, and inspect and clean furnace venting systems.

We also:

  • Inspect heat exchangers for build-ups, blockages, and cracks
  • Test all safety controls
  • Adjust the pressure of natural gas to meet manufacturer specifications
  • Inspect and clean the burners

Newer furnaces are unlikely to have massive accumulations of dust and other debris in their interior. They’re also less likely than older heaters to have loose, excessively worn, or missing parts. Thus, if your furnace is 10 years old or older, you can expect your furnace inspection, cleaning, and tune-up services to last a bit longer.

Annual Cleaning and Tune-up Checklists

Having your furnace professionally maintained at least once each year is essential for remaining compliant with your manufacturer’s warranty. When you skip professional maintenance, you stand to lose your warranty’s protections. If you have an older furnace that lacks an active warranty, annual furnace maintenance is still essential for complying with most home service agreements and home insurance plans.

To ensure compliance, we inspect, clean, and tune furnaces according to a comprehensive checklist. This ensures that all required steps are taken to keep heaters in good condition and protected by their coverage. When our work is done, we also compile detailed reports of all our findings and the tasks we’ve completed.

We make it easy for Mineral residents to maintain their furnaces in excellent condition with our maintenance plan. Our annual furnace cleaning and tune-up services ensure optimum levels of efficiency, safety, and performance. We also provide ductless AC, duct repairs, furnace and AC installation, and advanced indoor air quality solutions. To schedule an appointment, contact Air Nerds!

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