NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, marks the 7th Annual National Tune-Up Day on September 25th. Established in 2014, the day provides a reminder to homeowners about the importance of taking care of their heating system and the benefits of doing an annual tune-up. Promoting National Tune-Up Day, which is recognized by the National Day Calendar, is one way that HomeServe keeps its commitment to help homeowners avoid costly home repairs.
“Getting a thorough check-up of your home’s heating system before winter weather arrives helps protect homeowners from the unpleasant experience of going to turn on your heat when the first cold day arrives and finding that it isn’t working properly,” said Tom Rusin, Global CEO, HomeServe Membership. “We’ve all spent a lot more time in our homes over the past six months, which means that many of our home’s major systems have had to work overtime. Taking the simple step of having an affordable tune-up conducted now can help reduce the chances of an unexpected repair emergency in the middle of winter.”
Compared to the mild winter a lot of the country saw last year, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts “very intense cold snaps and snowfall” this year with a possible blizzard hitting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. Regardless of the often changing weather forecasts, 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 cold temperatures arrive. 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 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, well over half of Americans (59 percent) reported having an unexpected home emergency in the past year. And out of the list of home repairs, HVAC problems topped the list as the most common with 21 percent reporting a related repair emergency.
HomeServe offers home heating protection plans, including plans that provide tune-ups, as well as 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 more than 4.4 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, and through locally branded HVAC companies located in major metro areas.
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 950 leading municipal, utility and association partners.
HomeServe has teamed up with executive producer, host and best-selling author Mike Rowe, best known as the creator and host of the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, to work together to provide homeowners expert advice on maintaining, enhancing and protecting their homes. For more information about HomeServe, a Great Place To Work certified winner and recipient of thirty 2020 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, or to learn more about HomeServe's affordable repair plans, please go to www.homeserve.com. Connect with HomeServe on Facebook and Twitter @HomeServeUSA. For news and information follow on Twitter @HomeServeUSNews.