Furnace Maintenance in Cincinnati

Furnace Inspections and Tune-Ups from Licensed Professionals

Heating Maintenance in Cincinnati

At Wingate Heating, Air, Plumbing & Roofing, we ensure the safety, function, and efficiency of your heating system with regular furnace maintenance. We’ve been providing high-quality heating services in Cincinnati, OH, since 1968. Our company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and our technicians are NATE certified, so you can expect the best in service. Our team is committed to ensuring you enjoy all the benefits of professional furnace maintenance.

The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

Owning a furnace comes with responsibility. A well-maintained heating system can go for some time without issues. You can even avoid major repairs and breakdowns. Therefore, a furnace isn’t something you want to neglect; professional maintenance can have a big impact on:

  • Energy Efficiency: As parts get dirty or wear out, your furnace will run less efficiently and use more energy to provide heat.
  • Operating Costs: Aside from improved efficiency, maintenance can reduce the odds of needing an expensive repair or early furnace replacement.
  • Life Expectancy: Annual maintenance can help your furnace last longer, as replacing worn parts and lubricating components can help it run more smoothly.

Hiring a professional for furnace maintenance ensures you see all these benefits and more. A trained expert knows the issues to look for and takes the necessary steps to resolve them. They also work safely around the unit and provide helpful advice. Familiar with the system’s specifications, they can help improve heating performance and home comfort. No detail is left out when you schedule a professional furnace inspection.

Our Furnace Maintenance Services

Wingate is highly experienced at maintaining all types of furnaces. Our checklist includes a detailed inspection of your heating system. We methodically check all furnace components for any issues and test system performance to ensure it falls within acceptable parameters. In addition, our maintenance plans are customized to the unique heating needs of homes in the Cincinnati area and the region’s climate.

During furnace maintenance, our technicians:

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  • Check burners, ignition systems, thermostats, and other components.
  • Clean burners, ignition parts, fans, and coils.
  • Test the thermostat for accuracy and calibrate it if necessary.
  • Assess the heat exchanger, ventilation system, and other components for safety issues.
  • Check and clean/change the air filter.
  • Test for air and natural gas leaks.
  • Tighten electrical connections.
  • Lubricate the motor and other moving parts.
  • Clean the condensate drain line.
  • Make recommendations on necessary repairs.

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Can I Do Furnace Maintenance Myself?

While we strongly recommend annual maintenance by a professional, you can also take steps to maintain your furnace throughout the year. These can help the unit work smoothly and efficiently:

  • Replace the air filter every two or three months.
  • Make sure vents and registers aren’t blocked.
  • Clean soot, debris, and carbon deposits from the combustion chamber.
  • Clean the burners and flame sensors.
  • Inspect the fan, belts, and blower motor.
  • Lubricate the fan motor bearings.
  • Inspect the system for damage or wear.
  • Check the vents, flue pipe, and chimney.
  • Inspect the heat exchanger for cracks.

Other DIY Maintenance Steps

Before the winter season, check the insulation in your home; make sure there is enough and it is of good quality. Upgrading your insulation prevents heat from escaping (including insulation in attic ceiling joists and walls throughout your home) so your furnace runs more efficiently

Also, check around windows and doors for drafts. You can add insulation behind window or door trims. Adding weatherstripping to doors and windows also stops drafts and cold air entry. If necessary, add caulking. These steps can help mitigate the challenges of winter weather and staying warm during the cold months.

Although it doesn’t directly involve maintaining your furnace, test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. They will alert you if there are hazards in your home. Nowadays, there are dual-function units and those that connect via wireless technology, so consider upgrading safety devices if you haven’t in a while.

What Should I Look For in a Heating Maintenance Plan?

A furnace maintenance contract should include the brand, model, and all the components to be serviced. It should also list the cost of the agreement. While there’s a fee to sign up for the plan, regular maintenance can improve energy efficiency, lower your utility bills, and avoid costly repairs. A heating maintenance plan should focus on preventative service and saving you money over time.

What Does a Good Furnace Maintenance Plan Offer?

You should receive automatic reminders to schedule maintenance. Therefore, you won’t forget about it in the fall. The plan should also include priority service whether you request maintenance or need a repair. Reduced service fees, repair discounts, and guarantees are other perks to look for.

Contact Wingate Heating & Cooling

Highly trained and certified, our technicians specialize in keeping all types of furnaces in peak condition. They use a detailed checklist to cover every aspect of your heating system. Our VIP Maintenance Program provides numerous benefits, including complete tune-ups plus parts and labor discounts. Continue browsing to learn more. To request furnace maintenance in Cincinnati, schedule your appointment online or call (513) 654-9332 today.


We’ve Pulled Away From the Competition

We had a last minute AC issue on the hottest day of the year. We had Wingate out to get a second opinion on what we were told was a broken AC unit. Our technician, Ty, quickly identified that was a lose wire that was overlooked by the first company. He quickly fixed the problem.He also did a comprehensive inspection of our furnace and found a separate issue that we appreciated.Ty was fantastic and we hope to work with Wingate again in the future.
Greg Marck
Greg Marck
00:19 18 Apr 24
Wingate Mechanical has never failed me. They are my first call every time I have an issue. The start of February 2024, cold weather, our furnace quit working around 9pm at night. We have a family of six including young children. A phone call was made, and Wingate had a technician out at our house within an hour. Ty H. arrived and diagnosed the problem and wow our furnace was no good. He made a couple calls and was able to get Project Manager Aaron Faughn out to my house the next day to discuss options. Aaron listened to our needs and was knowledgeable and explained the process clearly. He had an install team at the house the next day to get new furnace installed and working so we had heat. Seth N. and Justin E. did a fantastic job installing the furnace and getting our heat back working. They explained everything very well. I am always very pleased with Wingate Mechanical, and they are always my first call!!!
Justin Hunt
Justin Hunt
19:33 24 Mar 24
Excellent work by Wingate and the Crew. I was in desperate need of gutters and they came out within a week and got me in order. Would def recommend them for your next roofing/gutter project.
john jefferies
john jefferies
16:37 15 Mar 24
Representative Aaron Faughn stopped by my house to do an assessment on the water heater. We had noticed several problematic areas within the space of the heater and most notably water leaking from underneath which showed the end of lifespan for this device . Upon completion of inspection he educated myself on the hazards of not changing out the water heater in a timely manner as well as the monetary costs that could be incurred. We agreed to change it out and have another Wingate technician install the new device. The tech was very professional during the entire install process and educated me as well as to what some of the items on the water heater had written on it. I am very pleased in the services I received from Wingate. Highly recommend for anyone that needs assistant on what they offer within the home realm.
23:04 13 Mar 24
The team was incredibly nice and friendly. I appreciate that they are so timely and would call/text ahead of time to let you know exactly who and when they are coming. I am clueless on HVACs but the team would patiently explain everything they could to me and I greatly appreciated it. Robby explained in great detail all the parts of the furnace and worked hard to diagnose the issue/fix it. Brett gave me a variety of options for the replacement of my HVAC system and I like how thorough he was in trying to address my needs and lifestyle. The team was also incredibly quick and replaced my 30 year old furnace and AC for me all in a day. Very professional, hardworking and easy to work with. I am really happy with my experience.I worked with Robby, Brett, Justin & Aaron
Helen Su
Helen Su
15:41 13 Mar 24
Wonderful experience with Wingate and Aaron Faughn, one of their project managers. While completing a bathroom reno for a customer, we were stalled by the fact we needed a multi shutoff valve replacement. Aaron responded immediately and had a tech out the same day; the work was completed two days later putting us right back on schedule. In addition, from one small business to another, all parties handled themselves expertly, and the repair was extremely cost effective. Will be using Wingate in the future and recommending them to friends!
Janey Kent
Janey Kent
13:20 25 Feb 24
Following a storm that impacted neighbors we thought it best to have our roof inspected and contacted Wingate. Matt Alexander came to our home and did find damage. We contacted our insurance company who confirmed the damage that Matt found. Matt was very helpful throughout the entire process with the insurance company. Once we had the OK from the insurance company Matt helped us through the process of selecting materials and assisted with interaction of the scheduling through Wingate. Emily from Wingate along with Matt are were great communicators. Both are responsive to our calls and give us answers to questions. On the day prior to the scheduled install, Matt set up protective netting around the house. On the day of install additional ground covering around the house was installed by the crew. Matt was on-site throughout the day during the install and interacted with the crew. After install, prior to the crew leaving, Matt reviewed the project, removed the protective netting he installed and the hard working install crew cleaned up the yard and removed their ground covering. The next day, Matt came back to pick up some left over materials, checked out the install from the ground and the roof top. Emily sent us the warranty information and took care of filing the paperwork with our insurance company. Our thanks to everyone involved.
Harry Teetz
Harry Teetz
21:53 23 Feb 24
Wingate was incredible to work with. Replaced the entire roof on our house and detached garage due to wind damage. Excellent communication from start to finish. Did what they said they were going to do when they said they were going to do it. Followed up after the work was completed to make sure all was well. Would not hesitate to refer Wingate to anyone!
Rick W.
Rick W.
23:44 21 Feb 24
Adam was very personable and professional. He took the time to explain everything and was prompt, courteous and very knowledgeable. The job was done tight! All my service people from Wingate have been first rate.
Anne Huddleston
Anne Huddleston
21:05 20 Feb 24
Robbie came out and got my system working amazingly. He explained everything to me in a way that I could understand, he offered maintenance services (without being pushy) and let me decide on which plan worked best for me. Excellent experience; highly recommend.
Randy Proctor
Randy Proctor
23:35 17 Feb 24


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