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Furnace Tune-ups & Maintenance

Best-Rated Furnace Tune-Ups in the Rockford/Grand Rapids Area

Michigan winters can be harsh, and having a reliable heating system is crucial for homeowners in the Greater Grand Rapids area. At Blakeslee & Son, our technicians have been providing expert heating maintenance since 1948—with the satisfaction of our clients to prove it.

Don’t let the cold disrupt your comfort—schedule a heating tune-up today! Annual furnace inspections make sure your home stays warm, and prevents issues like frozen pipes and even carbon monoxide leaks from older furnaces. Just like vehicles need regular maintenance, your furnace needs regular tune-ups for safety and efficiency savings—especially as your furnace gets older.

On average, a well-maintained heating system can last 15-20 years, so investing in its longevity is important for prolonged performance.

What We Look for in a Furnace Tune-Up:


  • Furnace Age: Tune-ups can identify imminent furnace failure, cracks, and other concerns due to furnace age (15+ years old).
  • Furnace Operation: Tune-ups can find the root causes behind inconsistent temperatures, noises or smells, and other furnace problems.
  • Furnace Efficiency: Tune-ups can identify if an inefficient heating system is at the root of your high energy bills.


See why a furnace tune-up is more important than you might think.

Signs That It’s Time for a Furnace Tune-Up

You might think you can get by without one, but is your home telling you otherwise?

You should schedule a furnace tune-up if:

Your home is dustier than usual

You keep adjusting the thermostat—but can’t keep a comfortable temperature

Airflow is weak from vents

Unusual sounds or smells come from your furnace

You haven’t used your furnace yet for the year

Your furnace is over 10 years old

What A Furnace Tune-Up Includes

Inspecting the heat exchanger for cracks. Detecting even the smallest hairline cracks in your furnace’s heat exchanger can prevent carbon monoxide leaks. This is one of the most important parts of a furnace tune-up, especially as your unit nears the end of its life.

Examining internal parts for wear and tear. These inspections of parts will inform you of any weakness or potential part failure. Catching these failures before you need to rely on your furnace for the coldest days of the year is key to your comfort all winter long.

Cycling the unit to test for proper furnace and thermostat operation. Getting a professional to examine if your furnace cycles properly will alert your technician of anything that’s out of the ordinary when it comes to operation.

Lubricating parts as needed. Keeping your furnace’s components lubricated ensures not only a safe operation but also a long life for your furnace and its individual parts—preventing your unit from overheating and wearing your parts prematurely.

Cleaning blower, fan blades, etc. Keeping your furnace free from dust will also keep it from overheating and circulating dust throughout your home.

Inspecting filters and changing as needed. A clean filter is key to getting the airflow you need when you run your furnace. It will also ensure that dust is not circulated through the ductwork at a time when colds and flu are at their highest!

Inspecting electrical connections and wiring. Loose electrical connections also are a fire risk. Tightening these connections will ensure the proper function and safety of your unit.

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Instantly get on our furnace tune-up schedule when you call our office.

Get a time and a payment plan that works for you with our financing options available on all services.

Save Today with a Peak Protection Plan & Other Perks

Our Peak Protection Plan was designed to save you money by including discounts on dispatch fees and emergency services. It includes annual heating and cooling system checks to catch potential problems before they become expensive emergencies.

For a low monthly fee, you can get:


- A discount on diagostic fees & emergency service
- 10% discount on all plumbing, heating and cooling repair services
- $25 dollars a year accruing every year you’re on the plan (max value of $300)
- $50 gift card for every referral on new equipment


- We contact you to schedule seasonal maintenance
- No more keeping track of tune ups and warranty dates
- Priority scheduling

Peace of Mind

- Annual heating & cooling checks included to prevent emergencies
- Our professionals give you up front and fair pricing so you can trust you’re getting the best deals we can offer
- Parts replacement warranty & labor warranty on repairs

The Advantages of Regular Furnace Tune-Ups

Is a furnace tune-up worth it? An annual furnace check has many benefits like potentially reducing costly repairs, improving efficiency, and prolonging your furnace’s lifespan.

Some of the best and most popular times to schedule a furnace tune-up in the Michigan area are:


Before you ramp up usage of your furnace again for the year, get a tune-up to inspect the unit after sitting all summer, lubricate parts, and make sure no issues will leave you stranded on the coldest day of the year. One of the best months to schedule your furnace tune-up in West Michigan is September or October, when the weather starts getting consistently below 65ºF.


As the cold season wraps up, some homeowners opt for a comprehensive check-up after heavy furnace use.

The Same Time as Your Last Tune-Up

If you keep a record of when your furnace is serviced, you can schedule your tune-ups to happen regularly around the same time. If your furnace is older and you’re invested in regular check-ups, see where you can save money with our Peak Protection Plan!

TIP: Scheduling your furnace tune-up in advance is the best way to beat the rush that comes with colder weather. Mark your calendar to call your local HVAC team well before the cold weather hits!

Why Choose Blakeslee & Son?

Blakeslee & Son is a local, family-owned and operated company with over 75 years of experience in the heating, cooling, and plumbing industry here in Rockford, Michigan and the Grand Rapids area.

Caring for Families’ Comfort Since 1948
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Whole-Home HVAC, Plumbing, & Water Quality Solutions
Payment & Financing Options on All Installations and Services

FAQs About Furnace Tune-Ups

How often should I schedule a furnace tune-up?

It’s recommended to schedule a furnace tune-up annually, ideally before the start of the heating season—but a furnace can be effectively maintenanced and its operation tested at any time the ambient weather is below 65ºF.

What does a furnace tune-up involve?

A furnace tune-up includes inspecting and cleaning components, checking for any issues, lubricating moving parts, testing operation, and ensuring overall system efficiency. For a more comprehensive look at what a tune-up inclues, read our blog post or feel free to call us at 616-866-1921 and ask! 

Why is a furnace tune-up necessary?

Regular tune-ups help prevent breakdowns, improve energy efficiency, extend the furnace’s lifespan, and ensure your heating system operates safely—especially as it gets older and the potential for cracks in the heat exchanger make carbon monoxide leaks more likely.

How much does a furnace tune-up cost?

Furnace tune-ups are a relatively affordable investment to prolong the life of your furnace. Furnace tune-ups can cost anywhere from $50 to over $100 and this price varies by location, company, and extent of services included in their tuneup. Remember, however, it’s almost never wise to go with your cheapest option. Not only will you get less from the service than you deserve, but you’ll be paying for a service that isn’t worth even the low sum you’re paying. Invest the extra in an HVAC company and technicians you trust and you can rest assured that your tune-up will cover all the bases and actually be profitable for you as a homeowner.

How long does a furnace tune-up take?

On average, a thorough furnace tune-up can take around 1 to 2 hours, depending on the system’s condition and any necessary repairs.

Can I perform a furnace tune-up myself?

While some maintenance tasks you can do yourself (like changing filters), it’s advisable to have a professional perform a comprehensive tune-up because they know what to look for to catch potential issues and ensure safety.

What are the signs that my furnace needs a tune-up?

Signs include reduced heating efficiency, unusual noises, uneven heating, and higher utility bills. If you notice any of these, it’s time for a tune-up.

Can a furnace tune-up improve energy efficiency?

Yes, a well-maintained furnace operates more efficiently, potentially lowering your energy bills and reducing your carbon footprint.

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