Heating System Maintenance in Elizabethtown & Central PA

Your home’s heating system is incredibly complex — from furnaces to heat pumps and smart thermostats, the systems contain a lot of sophisticated equipment that requires regular maintenance to prevent problems. Our heating system tune ups offer you peace of mind regarding your system’s ability to provide adequate heat whenever you need it. Whether you need maintenance for a furnace, heat pump, ductless mini-split, or geothermal system, we’ve got you covered in Elizabethtown and throughout central Pennsylvania.

Regular preventative service prolongs your heaters life, ensures your system is running efficiently, and saves energy costs. When you choose us to tune-up your heater, you’ll receive courteous, professional and dependable service with replacement filters and a reminder call each season from an HVAC company that has over 1,000 perfect reviews!

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You should schedule regular maintenance for your heater once a year. We do recommend more frequent appointments for homes where someone has asthma or other breathing issues.

Finding a trusted professional, such as Home Climates, to perform your heating maintenance ensures that you get the best care. Customers appreciate the way we explain what we’ve done and any issues we notice. The maintenance appointment is generally short. Your technician will take the time to compare the look of your system to the previous year, keeping an eye out for anything that may have changed.

Our technicians focus on quality service when they visit your home. We prioritize customer care, and we want our visits to be as easy for you as possible. You can raise concerns about your heating system with our technician and get the answers you need and save you money in the long run.

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Scheduling annual maintenance can increase the longevity of your heating system. Your repair specialist will address any small problems that may be building before they become significant issues. Regular maintenance can also save you money because large problems can cost a lot to fix.

Other advantages of heater maintenance include:

  • Extending your system’s life.
  • Reducing the cost of monthly bills with a more efficient system.
  • You will also notice better comfort when you get regular maintenance and improve your system’s overall functionality.
  • Maintenance from a professional can result in fewer loud noises and smells related to the heating system as well.
  • Lessened likelihood of unexpected, costly breakdowns and major repairs.
  • Improved air quality as technicians will ensure the inside of the system is clean.


You may have specific concerns that extend beyond this list, or you may realize not every item below applies to you. However, this checklist provides a terrific starting point for the tasks you should include in most regular HVAC checkups. The following items are the bare minimum our expert technicians will check when you schedule a heating system tune up in central PA:

  • Thermostat check: This task ensures your thermostat is working correctly and providing precise control over the temperature, as well as offering accurate temperature readings. Our technicians will fix any issues they find with this system, or else confirm the thermostat is working as it should be.
  • Combustion analytics: This check ensures every control involved in the heating system works as it’s supposed to. Your tech will make sure the system stops, starts and performs every other function as directed with no issues.
  • Motor inspection: If any of the motors are dirty, blocked or misaligned, this will significantly reduce your unit’s efficiency. Any routine check should take the time to ensure this component is clean and free from any problems.
  • Verify gas pressure: If you have a heating system that runs on oil, gas or propane, this check makes sure every fuel line is connected properly, with no leaks anywhere. If the techs uncover any problems, they will promptly fix these to ensure a healthy system for another year.
  • Cleaning and replacing filters: No filter lasts forever. These naturally fill up with dust, dirt and other contaminants, and you will, therefore, need to replace them regularly with new filters. Doing so should be part of any annual checkup.
  • Cleaning intake and exhaust vents: Can the air get in and out of your heating system with no obstacles? If either the intake or exhaust vents are clogged or dirty, it will limit your system’s efficiency and effectiveness, as well as restricting its ability to keep your air clean. Always make sure to get these vents checked during your annual maintenance.
  • Inspect for accumulated dust and mold: Anything you don’t often handle will naturally have a buildup of dust over time. Make sure to clean this coating off your heater every year to ensure the highest level of functioning. Check for mold as well, as this may limit your system’s functionality while also indicating excessive dampness, which may be a sign of an underlying problem.

Technician performing heating maintenanceYou should call in the heating and cooling professionals at least once a year to perform an annual heating system checkup that ticks the items off this list, but don’t be afraid to stop there. If you notice a strange sound, smell or peculiarity in your system’s functioning, don’t hesitate to call in a professional opinion, even if it hasn’t been a year yet. Who knows what issues you might catch before they have the chance to develop into a real problem by being proactive like this? Contact us today to talk to an expert

Whether you have recently upgraded your furnace or other heating system, or are trying to get the most from an aging unit, there’s no better investment than a regular home heating tune-up. In Elizabethtown, Hershey, Mount Joy, Lancaster and beyond, Home Climates customers can take advantage of our exclusive heating service plan to enjoy a number of added benefits:

Our HVAC Maintenance Plans

Plan DetailsEmeraldDiamond
Average Repair20% offFree up to $500*
Trip FeeFreeFree
After Hours/ Holiday/ Weekend Trip Fee$75$75
AC Tune UpIncludedIncluded
Furnace Tune UpIncludedIncluded
Cost$19.95 Monthly$35.99 Monthly
24 Hour Priority Servicexx
5 Year Parts and Labor On Repairs xx
12 Hour Service Guaranteex
New System Discount$500
Add on Features- Add $9 monthly for additional Emerald systems -
• 5” Media filter — $5 monthly (for 2 filters)
• Humidifier — pad $5 monthly (once a year)
• Humidifier — steam $10 monthly (once a year)
• Dehumidifier — $5 monthly (once a year)
- Add $22 monthly for additional Diamond systems -
• 5” Media filter — $5 monthly (for 2 filters)
• Humidifier — pad $5 monthly (once a year)
• Humidifier — steam $10 monthly (once a year)
• Dehumidifier — $5 monthly (once a year)

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Heating Maintenance FAQs

Get your service scheduled before you begin using the system daily. For your heating system, that means scheduling service in the late summer or early fall. If you wait to book appointments, you may have to schedule a few weeks out because everyone needs service at the same time.
Yes. You can improve the efficiency of your heater and reduce long-term costs when you get a seasonal maintenance plan.
We service all brands of equipment. Our experienced technicians can help with any HVAC problem that you have!
We estimate about an hour for a maintenance appointment, though sometimes they run longer if we find an issue or complication.
We recommend changing your filter every three months. The filter becomes less efficient if you let it go longer, as it collects dust, dirt and allergens.
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