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.

Reviews

We’ve Pulled Away From the Competition

I first used Wingate to help us with our cooling system installed by another company. They were knowledgeable and the service was quick. We saw they also did roofing so we asked for an estimate. Aaron did the estimate that week and thought we might be able to get insurance to cover our very old roof. Aaron worked with our insurance company and to my surprise, we were able to get most of the work covered. Wingate installed our beautiful new roof, gutters and gutter guards, and we are very happy with the work. They found rotted boards and some other hiccups along the way and again, Aaron worked with the insurance company to get it covered. The work was completed in a timely manner and we were very satisfied from estimate through clean-up of the job. I didn't like the way one of the down spouts had been set to drain and they were out the next week to fix it to the way I wanted it. I could not recommend this company more highly.
wendy lackey
wendy lackey
23:28 12 Jul 24
I got numerous quotes on the price of a new cooling system and Wingate was very fair. Aaron was extremely knowledgeable on what I would need and the crew he sent out to do the installation were very polite and professional. I’m very happy that I chose Wingate and would recommend them to anyone
Gary Dugan
Gary Dugan
20:43 08 Jul 24
Ty H. Came out today to address a cooling issue on our very old system. He did an excellent job explaining what was going on and what types of repairs we would be looking at. With the amount of repairs we are looking at, and the remaining life expectancy of our system, we decided to get a quote for a replacement system and he got us scheduled for an estimate on Monday. Ty was friendly and courteous throughout the appointment and did a great job representing Wingate!
Rebecca Wright
Rebecca Wright
17:31 29 Jun 24
Don’t compromise your plumbing with calling the other guy!!! Call Wingate to ensure you get the best service. Nothing a Friday afternoon when second shift arrives to find out we have no water pressure as the pump has failed. We scramble to locate a pump, Wingate dispatched a technician out, upon arriving they advised 1 of 2 options. 1. Replace the pump which will cost x or let’s start with the pressure switch and save you money. With in 30 minutes, pump back running and saved me money!!!Thank you team Wingate once again for the awesome job and customer service.Croswell Bus Line
John Croswell
John Croswell
22:42 28 Jun 24
Austin referred us to Wingate after our A/C stopped working hours before we had a wedding and the day before we left for vacation. Ty, our technician, was out here within a few hours, very patient and explained everything. Ty fixed it quickly and we ended up making it to the wedding in time & still was able to get things together for vacation. Chris was so helpful in everything he did for us & I have no words on how to thank him. Truly an exceptional guy and really takes care of his clients. We very much appreciate everything they did to help us out & could not recommend them enough!!
Alex Baumann
Alex Baumann
17:21 25 Jun 24
I was so happy with my experience with Wingate and will definitely use them again. I had an issue with a pipe that was not draining correctly for my tub. Scheduling the appointment was very easy, and the workers, Jeff and Salem, were so helpful. They explained everything wonderfully, and did the work perfectly, efficiently, and made sure was cleaned up after. Thank you for giving me a good functioning tub again!
Cheryl Baker
Cheryl Baker
18:15 19 Jun 24
Found a leak in our roof and called Wingate. Aaron quickly looked at our roof and provided an estimate and was willing to work with our insurance to handle all of the back-and-forth with them.The Wingate team was professional throughout the process and ensured the place was clean before they left. Just what you want as a homeowner.....good service and hassle-free. I highly recommend Aaron and Wingate.
Matt D
Matt D
11:14 07 Jun 24
Matt A from Wingate came to my home to conduct a free inspection due to my roof leaking. Matt came over immediately, inspected the interior and exterior and assisted me in getting my insurance involved. Matt met the adjuster on site and represented me throughout the entire process. Matt worked directly with insurance to ensure proper coverage, and even ensured all code requirements were met. On the day of install, Matt was on site managing the job, and even got my entire house new decking and also worked with my insurance to get that covered. Matt was prompt on any questions I had and was available any time I needed him. After the install was complete, Matt did a quality check of the entire job site to make sure everything was cleaned up and every nail was cleaned up. Highly recommend Matt and this company for a 5 star experience!
Justin Schaefer
Justin Schaefer
19:53 06 Jun 24
Our Service Technician, Robby Dolph, was very thorough and knowledgeable. He diagnosed and explained to us the problem with our air conditioning system. Robby summoned a Field Supervisor, Aaron, who explained to my wife and I our options in a manner which made us feel confident we called the right company. An installation team was summoned at our request. Whenever we contract with any company to do work at our home, the first thing I look for is whether or not they sent over a bunch of hoodlums. Wingate sent out an install team, Isaac and Seth, who I determined to be fine, competent, and conscientious men. The sort of people we felt confident would do the job properly. Isaac and Seth fixed us up same day and our home feels great. I will recommend Wingate Heating and Cooling to all our family and friends.
Paul Fangman
Paul Fangman
22:17 05 Jun 24
After I found a leak in my garage, Wingate sent Mark out to do an inspection. He found the leak and some other storm damage, he was very helpful with the entire process, excellent communication, answered any questions that I had. My roof was was done on schedule with no problems. The crew working was great, everything around my house was protected, and the clean up after was great. Mark walked around after they were done and made sure everything was in place, no damage was done and all of the nails were out of the yard. I am very pleased with the whole process.
Lauren schwegler
Lauren schwegler
12:32 01 Jun 24

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