Furnace Tune Up Benefits
Here are just a few of the benefits of regular furnace cleaning and maintenance – and they all boil down to saving you money.
- You’ll extend the working life of your furnace. While furnaces can generally be expected to last 15 – 20 years with care, lack of maintenance can reduce the lifespan.
- A maintained furnace runs more efficiently, so you’ll save money on your heating bills in the long run.
- Our furnace technician will be able to catch any problems that may be developing – before they become expensive emergencies. You’ll reduce the likelihood of a furnace breakdown on a cold winter night, when your furnace is working hardest.
- Your furnace can be checked for gas leaks or blockages in the exhaust system, keeping you safer from potential carbon monoxide leaks.
Furnace Tune Ups Save You Money
A little preventative maintenance goes a long way. While it’s best to get your furnace cleaned just before the cold weather begins (this will save the most on your heating bills), any time will help. Learn more details about how furnace tune ups save you money.Book a Call
Why Trust Knight With Your Furnace
For over 40 years, Knight (originally Assured) has made a commitment to serving the homeowners of Calgary:
- Our expert technicians are the nicest you’ll ever meet – we’ll treat you and your home with the courtesy you deserve. No waiting around, no mess, no technical bafflegab – we promise!
- Our competitive, up-front pricing means you know what the total cost will be before the work begins.
- Satisfaction guaranteed.
- Seniors’ discount: 5%.
Our Furnace Tune-Up Process
Our furnace cleaning process will depend on the make and model of your furnace, but generally includes the following:
- Inspect the heat exchanger. Check for cracks, corrosion, separations, and other small flaws.
- Inspect and test the blower assembly.
- Inspect and test the burner assembly.
- Inspect and test the ignition system and sequence for proper start up as per manufacturer’s specs.
- Inspect all wire connections and tighten if necessary.
- Inspect and test the motor.
- Inspect and test the thermocouple and ignitor.
- Inspect and test the flame sensor, pressure switches, and limit switches.
- Inspect and test the thermostat.
- Inspect and test the humidifier for proper operation.
- Check for gas leaks.
- Make sure there are no blockages in the air intake and exhaust system.
- Provide to the home owner a full report containing information about any recommendations and minor adjustments made, along with details for any recommendations or attention required.
DIY Furnace Tip: Replace Your Furnace Filter Regularly
While most furnace maintenance tasks are best left to the professionals, paying attention to your furnace filter will really help. Generally furnace filters should be replaced every 2 – 3 months, depending on your home. If it gets dirty earlier it should be replaced earlier: the important thing is to keep air intake as particle-free as possible. You can read more furnace tune up tips here.
Traditionally, furnace filters were designed to protect the furnace and fans. With increased air quality awareness, some filters are now being installed to reduce exposure to particles which can affect your health. Learn more about improving your air quality to help with allergies, mould issues and just plain stale winter air.