Whether your heater is brand-new or close to a decade old, you would do well to schedule heating maintenance in Ankeny, IA. The benefits of annual furnace maintenance are many and apply to every situation.

    First, you won’t have to worry about your warranty becoming void because maintenance shows that you’re not neglecting it. Second, your system will be less likely to break down in the first place. You may still need a couple of repairs for it during the year, but these won’t be extensive.

    HVAC technicians have a way of pinpointing the smallest problems and eliminating them before they hinder efficiency. That means the system wastes less energy in doing its job. You may, then, see a decrease in your monthly bill as a result of the tune-ups. A well-maintained system also won’t wear out so soon.

    You could get a full 15 years of life out of your ducted heat pump or gas furnace. Oil and electric furnaces can last around 25 years with maintenance, while ductless units could reach the 30-year mark.

    Call our team today for an appointment for maintenance, furnace repairs, or heating installations.

    What Heating Maintenance Involves

    Though the extent of a maintenance visit will vary from company to company, the visit should never take more than two hours of your time. A heating tune-up starts with a visual inspection of the system. For heat pumps, that includes both the indoor and outdoor unit as well as the refrigerant line. The technician may even check for leaks or clogs in the ducts.

    Maintenance can also cover these tasks:
    • Tightening of electrical connections
    • Lubricating motor bearings and other moving parts
    • Cleaning of the coils in heat pumps
    • Checking the start-up process
    • Testing safety controls

    The technician may inspect gas furnaces for gas leaks and heat pumps for refrigerant leaks. Basic tasks like filter replacement and the cleaning and calibrating of thermostats also fall under maintenance. At the end of the tune-up, you should receive a report of what happened and what, if anything, still needs doing in terms of repairs.

    Ankeny Furnace Maintenance Pros

    At Metro Heating & Cooling, we can provide you with regular maintenance through one of three plans: Preferred Customer, Premium Customer, and Platinum Customer. The benefits vary, but all come with courtesy reminders, e-specials, and a warranty protection guarantee.

    Above all, you get to work with a locally owned and operated company that has been around since 1984 and maintains an A+ rating with the BBB.

    If you live in Ankeny, call Metro Heating & Cooling today for a convenient heating maintenance appointment.