Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ugly Furnace Pageant

Is your furnace old?  Has it been sitting in your basement for years faithfully cranking out hot air season after season getting older, uglier and more out of date?  Has it lost its original luster? You’re in luck!  We’re having an ugly furnace contest.  If your furnace is the ugliest, you could be the winner of a brand new furnace installed by the G-Force team.

So how does it work?  It’s easy.  Just click here to go to our Facebook page, fill out the entry form and post the photo of your ugly furnace. We will narrow the contestants down to ten on October 1st.  Final voting will take place October 2nd through 9th.  The winner will receive a new furnace including installation.  So go check out your furnace and snap a pic.

What Makes a Getzschman Furnace Tune-Up Better?

If you read our last blog post and you’re taking our advice about beating the rush and getting an early, pre-season tune-up, good for you! Not only will you avoid the crowds, your furnace will run more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills. You’ll avoid breakdowns and furnace repairs when it’s freezing outside this winter. And you’ll sleep easier knowing that your Fremont, NE home is safe from carbon monoxide gas. It really makes good sense.
Avoiding furnace repairs is always good, but why choose Getzschman? What makes a Getzschman Heating and Cooling company’s furnace tune-up better than some other heating and cooling company’s tune-up? For starters, here’s our comprehensive checklist.

The Getzschman Precision Furnace Tune-Up Includes:
  • Adjust bypass dampers
  • Clean or replace filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Evaluate safety controls
  • Measure temperature difference
  • Adjust thermostat calibration
  • Check start and run delays
  • Clean and adjust burners
  • Evaluate vent system
  • Set burner adjustment
  • Measure gas input
  • Set manifold pressure
  • Test fan limit switch
  • Clean blower wheel
  • Inspect valves
  • Check flue
  • Check flame baffle
  • Clean combustion chamber
  • Test thermocouple
  • Check combustion air
Now that’s a pretty thorough list, but what really makes a Getzschman tune-up better is that we check the things the others don’t check. For instance, if you have a humidifier, even though it’s not technically part of your furnace, we will check to make sure it’s working properly, isn’t leaking and doesn’t have any mold buildup. We don’t just replace your furnace filter, we replace it with a high-efficiency filter. We’ll even check your ductwork for dirt. We go above and beyond to make sure everything in your Fremont home’s furnace system is up to snuff. So don’t just get an early furnace tune-up, get a comprehensive G-Force tune-up and be comfortable all winter long. Plus, become a preferred customer and you can save up to 15% on any future repairs and get priority service when you need it most. Get your G-Force Membership today!

Early Furnace Tune Up: Top 3 Reasons Your Furnace Needs One

With warm weather and plenty of sunshine surrounding us who wants to be thinking about their heating system right now? While it may not seem like the right time for a furnace tune up, we are here to tell you otherwise. We have compiled a list of the top three reasons your furnace needs an early furnace tune up.
 
Avoid Furnace Failure
No one wants their furnace to go out in the dead of winter when there is a foot (or two) of snow on the ground. This can be easily avoided with an early furnace tune up. Instead of waiting for a problem to arrive, why not catch potential problems ahead of time and avoid the failure of your furnace.
 
Save Money in Repair Bills
Your air conditioning system has been keeping your house cool all summer long, leaving your furnace sitting dormant for multiple months. A lack of maintenance can cause cracks in your furnace and a large growth of dirt buildup. Both of these factors can lead to larger problems down the road attached to an even larger repair bill.
 
Beat the Rush
If an early furnace tune up was not on your mind before, we are guessing it is not on many other people’s minds as well. So why not beat the rush? No one wants to be stuck on a waiting list for a furnace tune up in a freezing house or office!
 
So there you have it, the top three reasons your furnace needs a tune up. We are betting that when the leaves begin to fall and it is time to bring your coat out of the closet, you will be glad your furnace is already tuned up and ready to keep you warm all winter long! Give Getzschman Heating and Cooling a call to schedule your early furnace tune up.