Furnace Cleaning & Tune-Up

Inspection, cleaning, and filter changes twice per year. Covers furnace, fireplace, and other home heating/ventilation system components, connections, and settings.

Did You Know

Regular HVAC maintenance can reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%. Preventive maintenance also helps ensure that your HVAC system runs as close to peak efficiency as possible, which can mean savings of up to 30% on your energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

More Details

The tasks we perform and why they are important for your home:

  • Clean furnace filters, fans, grills, and duct ends
  • Dirty components allow more dust, pet dander, and allergens to circulate, reducing the efficiency of your system and causing poor indoor air quality.
  • Lubricate HVAC motor
  • Lubricating the motor prevents the furnace fan from seizing – an expensive repair.
  • Inspect heat exchanger and/or air to air exchanger core
  • Clogged or cracked exchangers can lead to deadly gas build-up like carbon monoxide and potentially cause furnace fires.
  • Inspect and adjust furnace belts
  • An old or damaged belt will stop the furnace from circulating hot air through your ducts.
  • Clean or change humidifier panel and/or filter
  • A dirty humidifier panel and filter can result in poor performance of your humidifier, leading to mold and bacteria growth.
  • Inspect HVAC connections, drains, temperature settings, air ducts, and valves
  • Loose or damaged connections, clogged drains, blocked ducts, and malfunctioning valves can all cause your furnace to fail.
  • Clean all fireplace components (glass, pilots, frame)
  • Keeping grills clean ensures they properly circulate clean air.
  • Change or clean HRV/ERV system, components, and filter(s)
  • Keeping your system free of debris maintains its efficiency and prevents polluted air from cycling back into your home.
  • Lubricate HRV/ERV/air-to-air fans
  • Lubricating fans prevents them from sticking or functioning improperly.

Common Questions

On average, a typical furnace tune-up costs around $300 per visit. HomeKeep furnace tune-ups are included with all other services in our maintenance bundles that start at just $399 per year.

A furnace filter should be changed about every 3 months but smoking, the number of occupants, and pets can require more frequent changes. HomeKeep changes your filters for you at each twice-yearly appointment as needed.

A furnace should be serviced at least once per year, preferably semi-annually. HomeKeep services your HVAC system twice per year.

The heat exchanger is the most expensive and vital part of the furnace. If an exchanger is damaged it will likely require a whole furnace replacement. Other expensive parts to replace include the blower motor, inducer motor, circuit board, and gas valve. Regular maintenance with HomeKeep can help prevent furnace damage. 

A standard furnace service includes a general tune-up, a thorough inspection of all parts, and an examination of its operation, all of which HomeKeep performs.