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Why is a furnace tune-up important? And when should you have it done?

The answer to this question can be summed up in one word: Longevity. The better you maintain your furnace, the longer it will last.

Why is that important? Well, a new furnace is one of the biggest expenses you’ll have to incur as a homeowner. The average cost of a new furnace installation in Colorado is $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the size of your home and the brand of furnace you choose. The longer you can put off this expense the better!

When is the best time for a furnace tune-up? Now, before the weather starts getting really cold.

As summer winds down in Colorado, the temperature stays warm. Most of us are still grilling and spending time outdoors. We aren’t thinking about turning on the heat, so we tend to not think about the need for maintenance. But as we all know from living in Colorado, it is summer one day and then—wham, winter the next!

There are three important aspects to a furnace tune-up. First, inspecting the system to make sure something isn’t wrong that could impact your health or leave you in the cold this winter. Second, making important adjustments where needed to improve efficiency, save money on energy bills and prolong the life of your investment. Third, replacing the filters to minimize dust and other pollutants that can affect your indoor air quality.

At Local Choice Heating & Air, we perform the following 18 point tune-up service:

  1. Clean and adjust burner assembly
  2. Clean ignition system
  3. Test heat exchanger
  4. Test and adjust blower operation
  5. Monitor flue draft
  6. Check indoor CO2 levels
  7. Test starting capabilities
  8. Test safety controls
  9. Inspect or clean air filters (replace if provided by homeowner)
  10. Adjust blower
  11. Emissions test
  12. Measure for correct air flow
  13. Tighten electrical connections
  14. Adjust thermostat calibration
  15. Clean condensate drains
  16. Measure temperature difference
  17. Test cycle unit
  18. Camera inspection when necessary

This is one of the most complete tune-ups you’ll find for the price. Others may offer a less expensive tune-up but chances are, it won’t be as complete. In addition, our technicians are not going to recommend you need to replace your furnace—unless it really must be replaced.

18-Point Home Furnace Tune-Up – Just $99

For a limited time, you can have our comprehensive 18-point home furnace tune-up service for $99… that’s a savings of $50!

Call 303-656-0600 to schedule your $99 furnace tune-up today!

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