HVAC Maintenance

Furnace Maintenance & Tune-Ups

Get A Checkup Before A Breakdown.

Tired of expensive furnace repairs each year? Did you know that 63% of furnace repairs can be prevented with proper annual maintenance? Or that a furnace tune-up can extend the average life of your furnace by 7 years?

It’s true! And the fact that most manufacturers require annual checkups to keep your warranty valid is just one more reason to call our experienced Home Comfort Heroes to help extend the life of your furnace by performing crucial, preventive maintenance. We will rigorously clean, measure, test, calibrate, and inspect all of the key components of your heating system depending on the level of maintenance requested.

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Important facts to keep in mind:

  • 85% of our emergency calls could be prevented with an annual tune-up
  • Life expectancy is cut in half if the HVAC unit is not getting proper maintenance
  • If not cared for, energy consumption increases by at least 20%
  • If you don’t see the value in our maintenance on your heating system, we will gladly refund 100% of your investment with no hard feelings

Perhaps you missed your furnace tune-up this year and consequently, it’s giving you troubles, but you’re not exactly sure what the problem is. If any of the signs below apply to you, your furnace may be in need of a tune-up or repair.

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Signs You May Need A Furnace Tune-Up

Strange noises coming from your furnace. One common sign you may be in need of a furnace tune-up is if you hear strange noises coming from your furnace. Causes of this noise could be a belt that needs replacing or tightening, ignition problems, or some other part that needs replacing.

Your house temperature is different from the setting on your thermostat. A more telling sign that you might need a furnace tune-up is when you find yourself continually cranking the thermostat only to find that it’s just not cutting it. A few causes may be that you need a new thermostat or there’s a leak in your home’s ductwork. Leaking ductwork is a common boon to home heating. Each little crack and leak makes it so your system has to work harder to heat your home, pressure balance is off, and you are heating parts of your home, like your crawlspaces and attic, that you don’t want to heat. In some cases, professional duct cleaning can also significantly improve system performance. Stick your smartphone camera in one of your ducts and take some pictures to see what the condition of your ducts are. If you see large dust bunnies and foreign objects, like toys or food, consider having your ducts cleaned. Not only will it increase energy efficiency, it will also improve your indoor air quality.

Your furnace pilot light is yellow. A potentially more dangerous indicator you need furnace maintenance or a tune-up could be due to incorrect gas mixture. If the pilot light on your gas furnace is burning yellow, this could indicate that you have carbon monoxide, a potentially lethal gas. In a properly maintained gas furnace, a pilot light should burn blue, indicating that the gas mixture is correct. Is your pilot light too dirty to tell? Here’s how to clean a pilot light.

If any of these signs apply to your furnace, give Service Legends a call. Our Customer Care Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 515-657-6634 to answer any questions and/or schedule your furnace repair or tune-up.

And be sure to check out our Club Memberships page and explore how we can get the most life out of your system for years to come.

Time for a furnace tune-up? Give us a call today at 515-657-6634 to schedule an appointment.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance & Tune-Ups

Just like a lot of furnace repairs we see, the majority of air conditioner repairs can also can be prevented with proper annual maintenance and have an extended life. And our air conditioner tune-ups also come with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Join our Club Membership and get all of this important HVAC maintenance planned for you automatically! On top of that, you will get exclusive discounts and priority heating and cooling service every day of the year — 24/7.

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Easy Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

Check your air filters. The air filter in your air conditioner helps protect you from breathing in allergens and protects the equipment from the accumulation of dust and debris. According to the EPA, you should inspect, clean, or change your air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. You should also change your air conditioner filter before the season to ensure you have clean and proper flowing air.

Schedule an air conditioner tune-up. Preventative maintenance is the most economical way to make sure that your air conditioning system operates at peak performance when you most need it. A well-maintained cooling system lasts longer and needs fewer repairs than a neglected one.

Sometimes manufacturer warranties even require regularly scheduled air conditioner maintenance. Call Service Legends today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance appointment before you first turn on your AC. Nobody wants to find out their air conditioner isn’t working on the first hot day of the year! Repairs to your air conditioning system should always be done by a professional.

Seal and insulate air ducts. Leaks in your air conditioning system’s ductwork can impede the system’s efficiency by as much as 25%. Should your seasonal tune-up reveal leaks in the network of air ducts that runs through your home, sealing and insulating the ductwork is an affordable solution. The air distribution system will deliver better performance and lower your energy costs as well.

Install a programmable thermostat. When temperatures skyrocket, it can be tempting to leave your cooling system running while you’re away from home so that you don’t return to a hot and humid house. A programmable thermostat offers a more affordable option, allowing you to program your air conditioner to adjust temperatures according to your schedule. Some even let you interface with the device remotely from your computer or mobile device.

Consider replacement. If your air conditioning system is more than ten years old, needs an expensive repair, or simply isn’t delivering the level of comfort that you want, a replacement can be a viable solution. Modern systems are up to 50 percent more efficient than outdated systems and they offer better performance. The experts at Service Legends can help you determine which system is best for your family’s needs.

Time for an air conditioner tune-up? Give us a call today at 515-657-6634 to schedule an appointment.

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Heating and Cooling Des Moines Since 1997

At Service Legends, we take pride in heating and cooling Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Our HVAC services include furnace and air conditioner installation, repairs, maintenance, and tune-ups. Our lineup of Indoor Air Quality solutions includes whole-home humidifiers, air purifiers and air filtration systems. We can even help with HVAC financing.

Call 515-657-6634 to contact our Home Comfort Heroes today. We’re standing by 24/7.

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Very professional and thoroughly diagnosed my A/C system and presented me with some remediation options to consider based on my financial resources. Daniel Bare