What Does a Heating Tune-Up Entail?

It’s a good idea to take some time each year and check out your home’s heating system, especially if you live on the South Shore. A yearly tune-up of your heating system to ensure it’s up to speed can give you peace of mind as we enter the winter months.

If you use oil to heat your home, Bridgewater Fuel has an extensive inspection protocol to ensure your system is running smoothly. Learn more about the process below and how a regular tune up can save you money and keep you and your home protected.

What are the benefits of a tune up?

One of the reasons people schedule yearly tune-ups is as a safety precaution. Undetected damage can be dangerous and lead to costly repairs that could have been avoided. This is why we always remind our customers to regularly monitor their tank and vents to spot any cracks, leaks or other possible issues (such as an emergency breakdown). A tune-up from a technician offers a thorough inspection of any potential dangers.

Another benefit of a tune-up is saving money. Some of the elements of a tune up include replacing filters, or cleaning coils which keeps your system running efficiently and money in your wallet! If there’s dirt and debris in your heating system, it has to work harder to heat your home, which results in energy loss. Our expert technicians will have your system running smoothly by the time they finish your tune-up.

How to know if you need a tune-up

Every heating system needs a tune-up each year. This is the best way to keep your equipment working well and burning energy efficiently, potentially lowering your fuel usage to help you save money. In addition, tune-ups can catch and fix small issues before they become big problems.

What happens during a heating tune-up?

Here’s some of what you can expect during an oil-heating system tune-up:

Oil boiler

  • Replace nozzle and check oil levels
  • Clean and service oil burner
  • Replace oil filter

Oil furnace

  • Test thermostat
  • Inspect for cracks
  • Vacuum furnace and chimney base

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Get In Touch with Bridgewater Fuel

Considering a tune up for your heating system? Reach out to the experts at Bridgewater Fuel and one of our technicians will be there to ensure your heating system is running at its best.