Even though Texas summers can last longer than most, it can and does get cold during the winter. And cold weather in Texas can come on suddenly and stick around for days (anyone remember the snowpocalypse from February 2011?).

With cooler temperatures heading this way, it’s time to start thinking about your furnace and heating system. It’s tempting to brush it off and only worry about your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems is when it stops working, but we don’t want anyone to be left out in the cold this winter.

Fact: annual maintenance pays for itself in operating cost savings during the peak season alone.

A fall precision tune up is designed to save you money, extend the life of your HVAC system and keep your system working as energy efficient as possible. If you think about it, your heating system is working hard. It’s cycling on and off around four to eight times an hour. That’s the equivalent of driving your car in city traffic and shutting it off at every stop light. With that kind of usage paired with your system sitting unused for months, there could be some serious wear and tear on it that could lead to a larger problem in the future.


Many consumer electronic companies sell extended warranties that they call “service agreements.” But don’t be fooled, these are little more than insurance programs. Service agreements in the heating industry are much more involved than a simple warranty. At Strittmatters Cloned Websites, it involves technicians taking time to personally evaluate your system and tailor the tune up to your individual needs. They also involve safety checks for your gas combustion heating system that could literally save lives.

Full list of services performed

  • Clean and inspect the heat exchanger and burners

  • Clean and inspect flue draft diverter and motor

  • Inspect the venting system

  • Clean the blower assembly of normal dirt

  • Clean and replace filters

  • Tighten wiring connections

  • Measure volts and amps

  • Monitor air temperatures

  • Thermostat calibration

  • Inspect safety controls

  • Wipe off furnace

Routine maintenance on your system also ensures that the manufacturer’s maintenance requirements are met so that your system will remain in warranty. Without documented annual maintenance, manufactures are under no obligation to honor their warranties.

When you schedule your fall precision tune up, you can also sign up with an energy savings agreement (ESA). This agreement includes two tune ups a year, priority service and a 15% discount on other services. Call Strittmatters Cloned Websites to schedule your fall tune up and to find out more about the ESA.