Furnace Tune-Ups in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph & Surrounding Area
For over 70 years, the homeowners of Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding area have trusted Delta’s certified HVAC technicians to repair and service their furnaces. Regardless of the day or the time, you can count on Delta to be there when you need us the most.
What is a furnace tune-up?
A furnace tune-up is one of the best ways to keep your furnace working effectively and efficiently. Just like your car, furnaces need regular maintenance and tune-ups. It involves a professional technician inspecting, cleaning, and tuning up your furnace and all the main components.
Many furnaces have not been cleaned since installation and this affects the operation of the unit. It causes the unit to work harder and wastes fuel. 10 to 20% can be saved just by having a furnace tune-up which, over the years, can really add up!
Benefits of a Furnace Tune-up
There are many benefits of having an annual furnace tune-up, including:
- Keeping your system working its best.
- Ensuring your furnace operates efficiently.
- Extending the lifespan of your furnace.
- Maintaining the validity of your warranty.
- Preventing unexpected breakdowns.
- Saving money on repair costs.
- Reducing energy consumption and costs.
Sign Up for a Delta Protection Plan
The best way to make sure your furnace is always properly maintained is to sign up for a Delta Protection Plan. With 3 different plans to choose from, you’ll find one that fits your needs and budget. Our Protection Plans serve to save you effort and money, while ensuring your furnace is always up to date on maintenance.
Benefits of a Delta Protection Plan include:
- Annual inspections
- Discounts on parts
- Discounts on labour
- Priority service
Furnace Maintenance Tips
- Change the filter as required. This is one of the most important tasks. Replace or clean your furnace’s air filter every 1-3 months for 1 inch filter, and every 8-12 months for a 5 inch filter, depending on filter type and your home’s air quality. A clean filter improves airflow and energy efficiency.
- Check the vents and registers. Ensure that vents and registers are not blocked by furniture, rugs, or debris. Keep them clean. Proper airflow helps the furnace work efficiently.
- Keep the area around the furnace clean. Ensure the area around the furnace is clean and clutter-free. Remove any flammable materials and provide enough space for proper ventilation.
- Call for repair as soon as possible. If you notice anything unusual, such as inconsistent heating, frequent cycling, or unusual noises, call for repair immediately. Prompt repairs help ensure your furnace is safe and efficient.
- Change the thermostat batteries. If your thermostat isn’t hardwired, don’t forget to change the batteries annually or whenever the battery indicator shows a low level. This is a good time to check carbon monoxide detectors as well.
- Schedule annual maintenance. Regular professional maintenance is crucial for your furnace’s longevity and performance. Schedule an annual furnace maintenance appointment with a certified HVAC technician.
When’s the Best Time for a Furnace Tune-Up?
The best time for a furnace tune-up is typically in the fall before the winter. It’s recommended to have your furnace inspected and maintained annually to ensure that it’s operating efficiently and safely. While there’s no bad time, a tune-up in the early fall allows you to address potential issues or needed repairs before you start relying on your furnace heavily during the winter.
Additionally, if your HVAC technician determines that you need a new furnace, you still have time to shop for the right system for your home and have it installed before the cold weather comes.