A furnace tune up is essential in order to avoid major damages due to high combustion of the fuel in your furnaces. Without a furnace tune up, the resulting gasses will produce very damaging levels of carbon monoxide. In addition, the build up of these gasses can cause additional problems such as damage to the interiors of your home.
It is recommended that you give yourself at least 30 minutes per week to properly service your furnace. This will allow you to constantly check the condition of your furnaces. On an average, a seasoned furnace technician will give each room of your house a complete furnace tune up once every few years. However, if your home has a newer model of the furnace, then it is necessary for you to do a simple tune up once every year.
If you are not very confident about doing the furnace tune up yourself, then you can also opt to hire a furnace service technician to do the job for you. However, it is recommended that you follow the general rule that all contractors are allowed to charge you for the service. You must ensure that you find out the total cost of the tune up on the invoice of the contractor that you have hired. When you have made up your mind about hiring someone else to do the task for you, make sure that you get the technician to come and inspect your home. If the technician arrives after billing, your lender may deny your request for mortgage modification. Moreover, it is also advisable that you read through the entire written and verbal contract of the contractor thoroughly before signing it.