The best way to ensure your furnace lasts through the cold winters here in the Fort Wayne area is to ensure it’s up to date on maintenance. Maintenance is a cost-effective and easy way to avoid repairs and premature wear and tear.

The heating and cooling experts at “Doc” Dancer are here to help Fort Wayne residents stay warm this winter. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your house ready for winter, even if it’s not cold outside. We’ll tell you all you need to know about having your furnace regularly serviced.

Why Should I Have My Gas Furnace Serviced?

You want to have your furnace serviced on a regular basis for the same reason you have an annual physical with your doctor. It’s important to make sure that everything is functioning properly. 

Furnace tune-ups are a preventative measure. Common issues can be discovered and taken care of before they become bigger problems and lead to costly repairs. Sometimes your repairs can be covered under your manufacturer’s warranty. However, many manufacturers want proof of service or else they may deny your claim.

The life expectancy of a gas furnace is about 12 to 15 years. Furnace maintenance will ensure your current furnace is working correctly so you’ll get the most money out of it. 

What’s Included in a Furnace Tune-Up?

When you call “Doc” Dancer for annual gas furnace maintenance, your heating system technician will inspect the entire unit to ensure it’s operating properly and look for any issues that may need to be repaired. Your furnace tune-up also includes:

  • Inspecting and calibrating the thermostat.
  • Inspecting electrical connections and testing voltage on system components to prevent any failure in the future.
  • Lubricating moving parts.
  • Examining the condensate drain for obstruction or blockage.
  • Checking the air filter.
  • Inspecting for a cracked heat exchanger.

How Often Should a Gas Furnace Be Serviced?

A gas furnace should be serviced once a year. And now is the perfect time to schedule your annual fall tune-up with “Doc” Dancer. But with autumn just around the corner, our calendars are filling up fast. That’s because so many Fort Wayne households trust “Doc” Dancer to service their furnaces. If you wait to call us, we might not be able to visit you until cooler temperatures start creeping in. 

You’ll want to have your gas furnace serviced in the fall before you start using it full time. If your furnace isn’t in great shape, running it constantly without a tune-up could cause problems for you later. Ideally, you should have your furnace maintained before you turn it on for the first time again. After the preventative maintenance tune-up, you’ll feel confident that your heat will turn on right away as soon as it gets cold.

If you keep forgetting to make your furnace service appointment every year, then let us help you remember. With our maintenance plans, we call you to schedule your annual furnace services every year. You’ll also get other added benefits such as special pricing on routine maintenance and a 15% discount on parts and labor. Sign up today!

Schedule Your Fall Furnace Tune-Up With “Doc” Dancer

“Doc” Dancer is Fort Wayne’s trusted HVAC repair, maintenance and installation team. Now that you know the importance of maintaining your gas furnace, it’s a good idea to call “Doc” Dancer to schedule your fall tune-up today!