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Heating Tune-Up

It’s finally fall in South Carolina, and that means that the weather is getting more comfortable and the holidays are right around the corner. It also means that you need to start getting your home ready for everything that it will need to deal with over the winter months, and one of the most important parts of your home during the winter is its heating system.

While we might not be known for our harsh winters, the weather can vary, and you need to know that your heating system will always be able to provide you and your family with comfort and warmth. At East Coast Air, our Myrtle Beach heating contractors recommend that you have your heating system inspected and tuned up at least once each year, preferably in the fall before the cooling season begins.

Many homeowners are unaware of just how crucial heating tune-ups are, and they neglect to keep their heating systems properly maintained. Here are some of the questions homeowners commonly have about heating maintenance and heating tune-ups:

Are Annual Inspection Really Necessary?

All furnace manufacturers recommend annual inspections and maintenance be performed by a qualified technicians. Also, furnaces that are not services annually will most likely not be covered under warranty if any damage occurs.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that if you skip your heating tune-up you’ll necessarily encounter serious problems with your Myrtle Beach home’s heating system. However, this type of preventative maintenance is much less expensive (and much less of a hassle) than emergency repairs will be, so you’re better safe than sorry.

What Do Technicians Actually Do During a Tune-Up?

Depending on the contractor you decide to hire, you’ll find some variation in the specific services that you receive during a heating tune-up. However, a qualified HVAC contractor will know which services your Myrtle Beach home’s heating system need to receive annually. During every heating tune-up, our professionals will perform these and other services:

  • Cleaning ignition assembly

  • Cleaning heat exchanger and elements

  • Lubricating all moving parts

  • Adjusting operating pressures

  • Monitoring the flue draft

  • Measuring temperature changes

  • Checking gas supply for leaks

  • Cleaning and adjusting burner assembly

  • Cleaning or replacing filters*

  • And more!


*This should be done more frequently than once a year!

Could a Homeowner Do This Job On Their Own?

Of course, it is possible that a homeowner could perform a heating tune-up. However, most of the homeowners we know who could do an adequate job also happen to be HVAC contractors. If your contractor is performing even half of the tasks listed above, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.

If you’re looking for heating tune-ups in Myrtle Beach, call East Coast Air at 843-997-5579, or fill out our online request form.

If you are looking for a Myrtle Beach area Heating and Cooling Specialists then please call (843) 997-5579 or complete our online request form.