Why It’s Vital for Your Furnace to Get an Annual Tune Up

Homeowners have a lot of things to be responsible for, especially when it comes to the overall maintenance of the home. This means that those who are new to homeownership will likely struggle to get a maintenance schedule in place without some things falling through the cracks. The upkeep of your furnace may be one of these things. 

One of the little oversights in terms of maintenance generally involves furnaces and their need for a tune up. Before you know it, years will pass, something will seem off, and you’re picking up your smartphone to run a search for ‘furnace repair near me’.

In truth, it’s vital for your furnace to get a tune up at least one every 365 days. Even if you have a heating system that’s running like brand new the whole year, it’s still best for your system to get checked. If anything, getting your furnace tuned up every year is an investment that will likely be more cost-effective than what a new furnace will cost down the line.

Does the furnace really need annual maintenance?

The short answer: yes. Here are some reasons to get your furnace tuned up annually:

The chances of breaking down are lessened considerably.

Furnaces work hard, especially during winter months. This is because warming your house during this season is far more demanding than usual. While the furnace continues to run, the chances of your system failing get higher and higher. The last thing you want—or need—is for the furnace to no longer work just when you need it most. A leading cause of failing systems includes dirt and dust; annual tune ups lower the chances of build up.

The safety of your home is at stake.

One of the more crucial benefits that comes along with getting your furnace tuned up annually is keeping everyone in your home safe. Whether you live alone or with family, safety in all aspects is extremely important. A furnace is generally meant to produce heat that keeps your home comfortably warm. Heating units generally run on natural gases, propane, or oil. Even the slightest crack has occurred, or the design has a defect, the chances of omissions will increase considerably. Chances are there are harmful gases in these omissions, like carbon monoxide. You or your loved ones will likely end up with health problems; if there are high amounts, it can even lead to fatalities.

The validity of a number of your other HVAC warranties is upheld.

A number of cooling and heating systems have a warranty or extended warranty whose validity is dependent on a furnace being tuned up annually. It is entirely possible for your warranty coverage to become invalidated simply because your furnace is not maintained, including yearly tune ups. This coverage will lead you to save on possibly higher expenses down the line.


Maintenance of every part of your home is crucial, and HVAC systems are no different. The furnace, in particular, must have a tune up every year. Aside from the safety of the people living in the home, another key reason it’s necessary is that it keeps multiple HVAC warranties or extended warranties upheld.

Looking for help with your trane furnace? Check out Good Guys Home Services today! We offer same-day emergency HVAC services or regular maintenance that you can schedule with the help of a handy app.


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