NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, celebrates the 5th Annual National Tune-Up Day on Sept. 25. Established in 2014, the day is a way to educate homeowners about the importance of taking care of their heating system and the benefit of doing an annual tune-up to avoid more costly repairs or replacement down the line. Recognized by the National Day Calendar, promoting National Tune-Up Day is one way that HomeServe keeps its commitment to help homeowners avoid costly home repairs.
“The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting ‘teeth chattering cold’ and lots of precipitation across much of the country this winter. It’s a pretty awful feeling to switch on your heat for the first time in a season and to find out then that the system isn’t working properly,” said HomeServe USA Chief Executive Officer John Kitzie. “That’s why it is crucial that a heating system gets an annual tune-up before cold weather sets in. A professional can check all of the components of your system in a quick, low cost service visit. This proactive investment in your home in the fall can help reduce the chances of a much bigger repair bill in the middle of winter.”
Homeowners are advised to schedule a tune-up before turning their heating system unit on for the season to proactively make sure their heating equipment is operating properly and to avoid surprises when the first cold temperatures arrive. By receiving a tune-up from a professional technician, homeowners can trust that their heating system is working efficiently and safely. A tune-up can identify issues before they result in expensive repairs or a dangerous situation for your home and family.
During a heating system tune-up, professional heating technicians will typically have the following checklist:
- Check safety systems and controls
- Check/adjust thermostats
- Check/adjust burners
- Check/clean pilot
- Check/clean gauge and flush low water cut-off
- Check filters and belts
- Check flue pipe and chimney draft
- Check oil in motors and pumps
- Check/clean blower assembly
- Check condensate line, if applicable
According to the latest edition of HomeServe’s Biannual State of the Home Survey that will be published this week, over half of Americans (51 percent) reported having an unexpected home emergency in the past year alone. And out of the list of home repairs, HVAC problems topped the list as the most common. Faulty heating or air conditioning systems can make for especially burdensome and expensive home repairs – something tune-ups can help protect homeowners from by preventing failures or malfunctions later.
HomeServe offers home heating protection plans, including plans that provide tune-ups. HomeServe also offers service plans for water, sewer, electrical and other home emergencies. All plan holders have the same access to a Repair Hotline that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and a network of employed or local, licensed and insured technicians available to come to their home for repairs. More information is available at www.HomeServeUSA.com.
HomeServe USA Corp. (HomeServe) is a leading provider of home repair solutions serving 3.6 million customers across the US and Canada under the HomeServe, Home Emergency Insurance Solutions, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) and Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) names. Since 2003, HomeServe has been protecting homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home repair emergencies by providing affordable repair coverage, installations and quality local service. As an A+ rated Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, HomeServe is dedicated to being a customer-focused company supplying best-in-class repair plans and other services to consumers directly and through over 550 leading municipal, utility and association partners.
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