Don’t wait until temperatures plummet: now is the absolute best time to make sure your customer’s furnace is ready to go. By tuning up their heating appliance you can save them time and money that might have gone into addressing a crisis. You’ll also help them avoid the inconvenience and danger of leaving their family without heat during the coldest part of the year. However, there’s a lot more to why fall furnace maintenance is essential.
Why should my customers schedule a fall furnace tune-up?
Many of the things we use in daily life require preventative maintenance. As you know, furnaces have lots of parts that can wear out over time. A furnace tune-up in the fall allows you to examine the inner workings of a customer’s furnace to ensure all of the important components are functioning correctly and safely.
Fixing issues in the fall means your customer is less likely to have a breakdown when it’s cold outside, and when you and your technicians are in high demand.
Longer system life
When we take care of the things we own, they last longer. Most HVAC systems that fail prematurely do so because of lack of maintenance. When customers bypass maintenance, their system will experience a buildup of dirt and debris. When this happens, their unit will no longer be able to function at peak efficiency.
A healthy system that undergoes routine maintenance will last 25-40% longer. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a proper furnace tune-up can improve a system’s durability, saving money in the long run. Moreover, an optimally performing heating system requires fewer repairs over the lifespan of the system. Explain to your customer that regular maintenance will make their system run longer. Helping them now will foster trust and a long-lasting relationship.
Reduced risk of breakdown
A seasonal furnace tune-up reduces the likelihood of an untimely breakdown. When heating systems run to the maximum, they’re bound to break down eventually. For instance, a furnace can break down when there’s harsh weather conditions or during an important holiday when friends or family are over.
In fact, some experts have said that 75% of calls during the winter are due to lack of maintenance. Give your customers peace of mind and assure them they’ll save money with an annual tune-up. Your licensed technicians will be able to spot any current issues the furnace is facing as well as any potential problems.
Since heating and cooling equipment accounts for nearly half of a home’s energy costs, it’s important that the system works efficiently. When a heating system has to work harder to provide a certain level of comfort, it requires more energy, which also means more money.
A furnace tune-up includes gas calibration and the inspection and cleaning of the ignition system and burners to ensure correct temperature output. In addition to ensuring safe operation, this will keep the furnace running as efficiently as possible all season.
As you know, a furnace has to burn fuel to provide heat. Even a small problem in this combustion process can lead to harmful carbon monoxide levels or a dangerous gas leak. Having one of your trained technicians test and inspect your customer’s entire heating system each year will ensure it’s safe to operate.
Improved indoor air quality
Most furnace tune-ups also include some basic cleaning and a new air filter. This cleaning process can help remove some of the dust and debris in the system, improving air quality throughout your customer’s home. More involved tune-ups may also include duct cleaning, which removes even more dust and dirt from the home.
Restricted or limited airflow places unnecessary strain on a furnace, which can lead to a shortened lifespan and/or increased repairs. During a furnace tune-up, your technician will perform a static airflow test. This test will measure how hard the fan is working to move air throughout the home.
Ensuring manufacturer’s warranty stays in effect
Most manufacturers require homeowners to have regular maintenance on their heating and cooling system performed by a licensed professional and to keep records of all work. Failure to do so could void their warranty.
Absolute peace of mind
The most important reason to provide fall maintenance tune-ups to your customers is for their peace of mind. You’re the subject matter experts and they’ll rely on you to help them get through the heating and cooling seasons comfortably. When you provide quality work and build a relationship with your customers, they will keep coming back to you. Now is a great time to start building that rapport with them!
The Larson Company supplies the tools & the parts for comprehensive furnace maintenance and servicing
Early fall is the perfect time for your customers to contact you for a comprehensive furnace tune-up. By implementing a comprehensive maintenance and servicing checklist and paying attention to all the potential signs of damage present in your customers’ systems, you’ll ensure peak operating capacity and dependable performance for your customers as the colder days slowly start creeping in.
However, do you have the right tools for the job and replacement part? Don’t worry, Gustave A. Larson has got you covered. We’re here to supply advanced equipment, spare parts, and tools that will allow your seasoned technicians to perform expertise-based furnace tune-ups across your area of service. Feel free to contact us per your convenience and we’ll help you any way we can.