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A broken-down furnace during the middle of the winter can lead to a helpless feeling for homeowners. A broken furnace can cause severe comfort issues and even safety concerns when the temperatures plummet well below freezing.

Unfortunately, many furnace breakdowns can be avoided with simple maintenance services. Having a furnace tune-up performed each fall before the arrival of cold weather is the best way to help prevent any issues from occurring during the winter.

A-1 United Heating, Air & Electrical has provided reliable furnace maintenance in Council Bluffs, IA, and the surrounding area since 1981. To learn more about our furnace maintenance services, contact A-1 United today at 402-593-7500.

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We can’t stress enough how important regular maintenance is for HVAC equipment. Some of the biggest benefits include:

Fewer Breakdowns

During a furnace maintenance service, our technicians will inspect the entire system from top to bottom. During this furnace service, they can spot any minor issues and recommend the right solution before the problem grows more serious and expensive to fix. This can save you hundreds of dollars in furnace repair costs.

Improved Efficiency

Furnace tune-ups can help improve the efficiency of your heating system by up to 40%. When your furnace uses less energy to heat your home, you’ll save on monthly energy bills and your furnace will run less frequently – which could even help extend its life span.

Furnace May Last Longer

Speaking of a furnace’s life span, furnaces can often last 15-20 years, but only when regular maintenance is performed. Furnaces that don’t receive regular maintenance – or no maintenance at all – may be at higher risk of failure after just 10-15 years or earlier, causing you to spend more money prematurely on furnace installation.

Improved Air Quality

Furnace tune-ups can also improve the air quality of your home. A technician will clean out necessary components that affect indoor air quality such as the blower and air filter. Improved air quality is especially important for people who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory illnesses.

Quieter Operation

An important component of furnace maintenance is tightening and lubricating all moving parts. This can prevent parts from breaking down and reduce the furnace noise while in operation.

Carbon Monoxide Check

During a maintenance visit, a technician from A-1 United will check electrical connections to ensure they’re tight and that there are no cracks in the heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger can emit deadly carbon monoxide.

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

So what exactly is included in a furnace tune-up?

  • Checking thermostat settings
  • Tightening all electrical connections
  • Lubricating all moving parts
  • Checking and inspecting the condensate drain
  • Checking controls of the system
  • Checking all gas connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger

Sign Up for an HVAC Maintenance Agreement with A-1 United

So now that you know the benefits of a furnace tune-up and what’s included in this service, consider enrolling in a HVAC maintenance plan from A-1 United Heating, Air & Electrical. You’ll receive the following benefits and more:

  • Seasonal maintenance for your furnace and air conditioner
  • Priority customer status
  • Discounts on repairs

The process is simple. We’ll ask you a few questions about your home, provide a quote and schedule an appointment. A technician will then come to your home, complete the work and sign you up for the maintenance agreement.

Contact A-1 United for Furnace Maintenance in Council Bluffs, IA

Just like your car needs regular oil changes, your heating and cooling system also does best with regular maintenance. Spending a little money now on a tune-up now can save you big down the road. You can trust A-1 United for all of your home’s furnace maintenance needs. Contact us today at 402-593-7500 to schedule an appointment.


Richard Hayes


Rich started his HVAC career in 2000. His experience is in the repair and maintenance of commercial and residential HVAC units, with some time as an installation technician. In 2015 he joined the A-1 United team as a service technician, and in 2017 he became the A-1 United Service Manager. Rich is fully licensed, EPA, NATE, and Unlimited Masters license. He exerts a great deal of effort into ensuring his technicians can provide our customers with reliable and quality service with continued education and training.

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Great job by all. They were careful of the landscape replacing the A/C unit. Inside the heating system was replaced and the fit and finish was great. Explained the operation of everything. They came back two weeks later and checked out the operation of the systems plus installation. The tech was here over an hour checking out everything. New system is quiet. This is a company that care about its customer. We highly recommend A-1.