Furnace "Tune-ups"... are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Around the House' started by dmention7, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    I've always assumed they were just a way to get a tech/salesman into your house to try and tell you need a $2000 repair or else your furnace is going to die on the coldest day of the year.

    I change my filter religiously, have a CO detector near the furnace that I peek at regularly, and I'm capable of popping the cover off the furnace to check for any accumulated dirt/debris... is there anything else they do during these tune-up/inspections?
  2. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    I have done my own maintenance for the past two years now. nothing you can't do yourself with just a little time and very basic tools.

    Let me search around I made a checklist a while back but can't seem to find it right now.
  3. mazdamn02

    mazdamn02 Guest

    A friend of mine sent over his commercial company's HVAC guy to fix my A/C in August. I asked him what he thought of the typical tune ups out there and he said they're a joke, nothing you can't do yourself. I had to clean the flame sensor on my furnace last year because it wouldn't stay lit, it's really no biggy.
  4. ZoomZoom Diva

    ZoomZoom Diva New Member

    I figure with the coupons they aren't all that expensive, and it's worth the cost for the convenience of not having to mess with things.
  5. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    I may agree with this.^^^^^^

    Jay if you are as good at messing with your furnace as you are at rebuilding a motor it would be advantageous for you to have someone else do it <.< >.>.
  6. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

  7. mazdamn02

    mazdamn02 Guest


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