Time for Your Fall Tune-up: The Clock’s Ticking!

Don’t Skip Your Seasonal Maintenance Before the Winter Season Arrives

fall heating maintenance virginiaWould you consider yourself a procrastinator? Don’t worry if so—we’re all guilty of that at some point or another! Maybe you don’t want—or can—allocate the cost of a tune-up of your home-heating system right now. But what if you could slash your energy consumption and save on your heating bills throughout the whole winter, which, by the way, is forecast to be a bear? It’s all made possible when your propane-powered heating furnace or boiler is firing at peak efficiency, which requires periodic preventive maintenance by a trained technician, like the experts at Admiral Propane.

Preventative Maintenance Pays Off

Dust, dirt, and other particulates that gather in a unit throughout the year hurt performance, causing utility bills to subsequently skyrocket. A professional heating system tune-up and cleaning eliminates the grime and ensures all components are tiptop. Fall tune-ups also drastically cut the risk of a system’s failure. Maintenance also minimizes the chance of needing a major repair, and emergency service always costs more than preventive, so a yearly fall tune-up makes sound financial sense.
Scheduling a furnace or boiler tune-up in the fall also buys time for the technician to conduct a full inspection and make repairs before the temperatures turn frigid.

What Exactly Goes into a Professional Checkup?

Below, we list some of the tasks performed by one of our expert technicians at Admiral:

  • Clean your heating unit of dirt, dust, and gunk.
  • Check your thermostat settings to ensure energy efficiency and comfort for your family.
  • Reset specifications, as needed, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, and check all safety components.
  • Check all electrical connections, motors, and controls.
  • Inspect the fuel connections, pressure, and burner combustion.
  • Check vents, drafts, and flues for leaks. A ductwork leak can cause a heating loss of about 20 percent or more.
  • Inspect the heat exchanger. If the exchanger’s physical integrity is compromised, it can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the home.
  • Test the airflow. Restricted flow hurts your unit’s efficiency and can cause a rise in energy costs.

Admiral Propane is here for you and your home across our Tri-Cities service area and beyond. To schedule your annual fall tune-up of your propane heating systems and appliances, contact us today! You’ll thank yourself that you did!