If you recently purchased a home heating system for your Cincinnati-area home, you can skip this article. Everyone else should take note: This is an excellent time to call your HVAC expert for a furnace evaluation and precision tune-up.
A professional checkup is the best, most cost-effective way to keep your furnace running like new for years to come. This checkup is just as important as the tune-up you get for your car.
Soon your home-comfort professional’s calendar will begin filling up. We’re heading into heavy heating season, so call today. Your tune-up will help to ensure that your furnace is there when you need it. Equipment that doesn’t get regular preventive maintenance could send your energy bills through the roof this winter. An evaluation and precision tune-up could even uncover a gas leak or electrical problems that are putting your family at risk.
Enroll in our Apollo Home 15-Point Master Tune-Up Plan for $149.00, and get a precision tune-up for your furnace. Your technician will:
- Verify correct oil pump and gas valve function.
- Correct any combustion leakage.
- Test electrical wiring and connections and tighten as needed.
- Conduct a carbon-monoxide test.
- Calibrate and clean the thermostat.
- Inspect the heat exchanger.
- Clean burners, adjusting as needed.
- Examine the draft diversion or barometric damper and flue pipe.
- Clean/adjust the pilot light assembly and electrodes.
- Inspect blower motor and belt (if applicable) for wear/malfunction.
- Change to a fresh, customer-supplied air filter, or drain the expansion tank.
- Measure and adjust pressure regulator or replace oil filter and nozzle.
- Oil motors, bearings, fans and air circulators.
- Test operating controls and safety features, adjusting as necessary.
- Prepare equipment condition report, explaining any potential problems or recommended repairs to customer.
- Perform a carbon monoxide test.
Questions about a precision tune-up for your furnace? Contact the experts at Apollo Home Electrical, Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. Visit our website to learn more, or just give us a call.
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"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.