As the summer days slowly slip away and make way for the return of fall, homeowners across Central Alabama begin to prepare for the colder months ahead. One of the most important steps homeowners in Montgomery, Alabama, can take is scheduling a furnace tune up to ensure their home receives reliable and efficient heating all winter long.

Hans Heating & Air is Central Alabama’s leader in heating and cooling services, including routine furnace maintenance. Our NATE-certified technicians have experience working on gas and electric furnaces of all makes and models. For reliable heating service, contact Hans Heating & Air at 334-834-HANS today.

How Often Should Furnace Maintenance Be Performed?

We suggested hiring a certified heating and cooling technician to tune up your HVAC system twice a year once in the spring for your air conditioner and again in the fall for your furnace.

Schedule a fall heating tune up before you’ve turned the system on for the first time. This will allow our technicians to properly assess the unit to see if anything is awry. Although your furnace can be tuned up in the middle of winter, it’s best to catch issues early before they lead to bigger, more expensive repairs.

Heating Maintenance Checklist

Hiring the HVAC technicians at Hans Heating & Air to perform a heating tune up will ensure your system runs at peak performance all season long.

According to Energy Star, the following should be included in a yearly heating tune up:

  • Checking and inspecting the condensate drain. A clogged condensate drain can negatively affect indoor humidity levels and even cause water damage in your home.
  • Tightening electrical connections. 
  • Checking thermostat settings. 
  • Lubricating all moving parts. Parts that aren’t lubricated can cause motor friction while increasing electricity usage.
  • Checking all system controls. This includes the starting cycle to ensure the furnace starts, operates and shuts down properly.
  • Checking gas connections, gas pressure, heat exchanger and burner combustion

DIY Furnace Maintenance

While furnace maintenance, repairs and installation should typically be left to the professionals, changing HVAC filters is an easy task homeowners should perform regularly. Several variables affect how often you should change an air filter – including the type of filter, the size of your home, etc. – but they should generally be replaced every three months. If your filter is dirty or clogged, it’s to replace it. Check your HVAC system’s manufacturer guidelines for more information.

Dirty or clogged air filters can restrict airflow, increase energy bills and lead to premature replacement of your unit. If you’re unsure of where the HVAC filter is or how to replace one, the technicians at Hans will be happy to show you.

Join Hans’ Express Comfort Club Membership

If you have trouble remembering to have your HVAC equipment serviced, don’t worry Hans can remember for you! Join our Express Comfort Club Membership and receive the following perks:

  • 3-year parts & labor warranty
  • Same-day service
  • Two seasonal tune ups for $69 each
  • 15% discount on all repairs
  • No overtime charges
  • No hassle guarantee

Contact Hans for Your Home’s Heating and Cooling Needs

Don’t trust just any company to service your home’s heating and cooling equipment trust Montgomery and all of Central Alabama’s most trusted and respected HVAC company, Hans Heating & Air. We’ve proudly serviced the Montgomery, Alabama, community for more than 30 years and would be honored for you to join our family as a customer! Contact Hans Heating & Air today.