May 5, 2023

Home Maintenance

4 Benefits: Tune In to Tune-Ups for Your Furnace & A/C

The single best thing you can give your furnace and A/C systems is regular maintenance. Learn why.

Your furnace and air conditioner (A/C) work hard to keep your home comfy all year round. Winter to spring, summer to fall!

As a homeowner and Alberta weather navigator, you know the value of heating and cooling systems that can make quick changes. You can make sure they're ready by scheduling regular furnace and A/C tune-ups with a Rümi service provider. This keeps your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems in good working condition, but there are other benefits too!  

So let’s dive into the 4 benefits of regular furnace and A/C tune-ups! Spoiler alert: You can even save money in the long run.

What's the difference between a tune-up and a repair?

It's important to understand the difference between a tune-up and a repair before booking a service.

A tune-up is routine maintenance. Just like a vehicle, furnace and A/C systems need preventative work done to keep them running in tip-top shape. Annual tune-ups by Rümi service partners will help fight aging and avoid repairs.

During your tune-up, we'll identify issues with your furnace or A/C unit. We conduct a multi-point inspection to check all the parts, mechanisms and overall functionality.  

On the other hand, a repair is a reactive procedure. When you need a repair, it means something’s gone wrong.  

Fixing your air conditioner or furnace starts with a full examination. Once the issue is diagnosed repairs, replacement parts or maybe even a new unit. Repairs are more commonly required if your HVAC system is experiencing issues or hasn’t been serviced in a long time. (So be sure to book regular tune-ups!)  

Now let's discuss all the benefits of regular furnace and A/C tune-ups:  

1. Lower energy bills

When your HVAC systems aren’t functioning correctly, they use more energy to heat or cool your home.  

Regular tune-ups keep your furnace and A/C running efficiently. That means your systems use less energy to heat or cool your home. You'll get lower energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint.  

Plus, regular tune-ups can help identify and address energy-wasting inefficiencies in your HVAC system. such as leaky ductwork or clogged filters. Tune-ups will help you catch these issues and save you money on your energy bills in the long run.    

2. Increased comfort

A well-running HVAC system will keep your home at a comfortable temperature.    

Regular tune-ups keep your systems running optimally. consistent, reliable heating and cooling. No matter what unpredictable Alberta weather is outside your front door!

Knowing your heating and cooling systems can tackle -30 to +30 degree weather is peace of mind every homeowner should have!  

3. Longer lifespan

Regular maintenance extends the lifespan of your furnace and A/C units.  

Rümi HVAC partners can identify any issues early on, and fix them. Timely fixes prevent major breakdowns, saving you money.

Pro-tip: Neglecting maintenance can actually void the warranty on your furnace or A/C unit!  

Regular tune-ups keep your system healthy. Plus, this maintenance protects the safety net of your warranty. Regular tune-ups will always be less expensive than a major repair or replacement. Do your part to keep your HVAC system running smoothly, and you'll save money over time.  

4. Improved air quality: A clean HVAC system means cleaner air circulating in your home.  

Who doesn’t love a healthier and cleaner living environment? Furnaces that aren't regularly maintained can produce carbon monoxide, which can be fatal. Regular furnace tune-ups will protect your family from carbon monoxide leaks. They'll also keep your HVAC system free of dust, dirt, and other contaminants that make the air inside your home gross — and even dangerous.  

So, you might be wondering, how often do I need a tune-up? The frequency of tune-ups depends on your HVAC system and usage.  

As a general rule of thumb, we recommend getting a tune-up once a year. More frequent tune-ups may be needed if you use your HVAC system heavily, or have an older system. Alberta’s extreme winter and summer temperatures also play a factor. It's important to consult with a Rümi HVAC partner to determine the best schedule for your home’s specific needs!  

Now that you understand the benefits of regular furnace and A/C tune-ups, it's essential to find a reliable HVAC contractor. Look no further than Rümi! Our experienced, vetted, licensed and insured service partners bring expertise and professionalism to any furnace or A/C tune-up.  

Our technicians are well versed in all makes and models of furnaces and A/C units, and our vans are always stocked and equipped for any brand, ensuring you receive the best tune-up. So when the seasons change, tune into your furnace or air conditioner and give us a call. We're ready to help all year round!  

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