Home Heating 101: Get The Most Out Of Your Heating Unit With Tonna Mechanical

Time to Put Heating Maintenance on the Map

Find Your Way to a Warm, Comfy Home

Fall is a great time of year to take a road trip. And few places capture fall more beautifully than our Minnesota state parks.

But did you know there’s more to fall than the enchanting scenery and pumpkin spice lattes? In reality, fall is the perfect time to maintain your furnace and prevent heating repair in Plainview, MN, and throughout Southeast Minnesota.

So buckle up and start the engine: We’re going to guide you through the checkpoints of heating maintenance.

The Initial Inspection

Before you embark on a road trip, you might take your car in for a maintenance checkup. This way, before you leave, you’ll know that your car is in good shape to make the trip.

You’ll have the same peace of mind with a furnace tune-up. Our NATE-certified technicians thoroughly examine your system’s components to make sure everything is ready for winter. If they come across any problems, they’ll fix them on the spot and get your system in top condition.

You’d never want your car to break down on a road trip. Likewise, you’d never want your heater to shut down midwinter. With a thorough inspection from our team, you can rest assured that your heater will get you through the winter—cold spells and all. 

The Roadblock: Dirty Air Filters

Whether it’s traffic or construction, you might encounter a roadblock along the way. Sometimes you can take a detour. But other times, you have no choice but to wait until the road clears.

Just like traffic can stop your car in its tracks, a dirty air filter can do the same to your furnace. When dirt and debris get trapped in the filter, your system needs to work harder to heat your home. This leads to higher energy bills and cold, drafty spaces.

Don’t let a dirty air filter get in the way of your comfort. During a maintenance tune-up, our technicians will change the air filter for you. They’ll even show you how to change it yourself so you can do it regularly throughout the year. During the winter, we recommend changing the air filter once every month.

The Gas Energy Costs

There’s no such thing as a free road trip. If you want to go far, you’ll have to refill the gas tank.

You can’t heat your home for free, either. However, there are certainly ways you can lower your energy bills, such as annual maintenance. If the components in your heater aren’t working properly, your unit will overwork itself. When push comes to shove, you’ll be paying more to feel less comfortable.

At Tonna Mechanical, we’ve helped thousands of customers save on their energy bills—and we’d be happy to do the same for you.

The Twists and Turns

No matter how much you plan beforehand, you might encounter some unexpected twists and turns during your trip.

Likewise, you can’t always predict what’s going to happen with your heater. But routine maintenance can certainly reduce your chances for setbacks and repairs.

As our technicians examine your system, they’ll correct the minor problems that can spiral into major ones. Think of it like checking the traffic beforehand to avoid delays. When you’re aware of something ahead of time, you can detour and avoid the problem. And that’s exactly what our technicians will do when they maintain your system.   

The Safe Arrival

The sun is shining and your favorite song is playing on the radio as you arrive at your destination. It was a journey to remember—but you’re happy to finally get out of the car.

You’ll feel the same sense of relief as you coast through the winter. Maintenance is designed to prevent the unexpected heating problems that can stop your comfort dead in its tracks.  

The Friends for Life: Tonna’s “Just Right” Comfort Club

They say it’s not where you are that counts, but who you’re with. And there’s nothing better than taking a road trip with friends…and perhaps even making new friends along the way.

As you continue your journey as a homeowner, Tonna is here for you through every season. When you join our “Just Right” Comfort Club, we treat your home equipment like it’s our own. And with your membership, you’ll be entitled to exclusive benefits such as automatic scheduling reminders, 15 percent discounts on service repairs and much more!    

Make Your Comfort Journey “Just Right” With Tonna Mechanical

Every year, we perform heating repairs in Saint Charles, MN, Rochester, MN, and throughout our service area. And more often than not, the problem could have been prevented with proper maintenance.

To put heating maintenance on your map, call Tonna Mechanical at 507.216.4610 or contact us online today.

  • September 9, 2017
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  • By Patrick Murphy