What to Expect From A Furnace Tune-Up

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What to Expect From A Furnace Tune-Up

Are you (and your furnace) prepared for what happens next? In this case, we’re talking about the weather. We’ve had some crazy things happen so far this year. Let’s review some of the headlines:

  • Record high water levels on the Great Lakes
  • Catastrophic March floods in Nebraska
  • Nearly two feet of snow in Colorado on the first day of SUMMER
  • Thermometer hits 90℉ in Anchorage, AK for first time ever

The message from Merts Heating & Air Conditioning is this: Is your furnace prepared for the next crazy weather event?

Furnace Tune-ups & maintenance

We are starting the heating season and now is the time to make sure your furnace is ready. We urge you to call us and schedule an appointment now. We are frequently asked about the reasons why furnace maintenance is necessary.


A heating system loses efficiency as it ages. It’s due to many factors most notably dust and dirt and normal wear and tear. Regular maintenance like you receive with the Merts Energy Savings Agreement will increase furnace efficiency.


Yes, this is what it means for you. Money saved. By increasing efficiency, the furnace doesn’t have to work as hard and the result is lower utility bills. Sometimes significantly lower. Your home will also be more comfortable when the winter deep freeze arrives in Steger, IL and Northwest Indiana.


When you ignore furnace maintenance it can put your manufacturer warranty at risk. Many companies require regular maintenance for the warranty to remain valid. If you gamble and lose you could be stuck with a big repair bill if something goes wrong.

Education & Customer Service

We invest time and resources to train our employees to prevent situations like the above. Merts technicians are always willing to take the time to educate their customers, no matter the age, and ensure they’re helping with the decision-making process honestly and considerately. If our employees are unsure about the situation, they are instructed to ask if there is another decision-maker (caretaker or family member) who we should talk with before any money changes hands.

Ask questions

We urge you to do this when you are choosing an HVAC contractor to work in your Steger, IL or Northwest Indiana home. Find out what safeguards they have in place to protect the elderly and other customers who pose similar concerns. Also, make sure you check those online reviews for any recurring themes, positive or negative, from customers.

Quality & Honesty Since 1952

This is our motto and our pledge to you when you choose to do business with Merts Heating & Air Conditioning. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.