National Tune-Up Day
National Tune-Up Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on September 25th. This isn’t a holiday that encourages people to tune up their vehicles, but one that encourages people to tune up their heating systems. Every year, people all over the country try to use their heat only to find out it isn’t in optimal working condition.
That’s why on this date people are encouraged to have their system tested and tuned up for the winter ahead. Keeping your furnace in tip-top condition will prevent costlier expenses later down the road and ensure that everyone is warm during even the coldest of winters.
The History Of National Tune-Up Day
This holiday was created in 2014 by HomeServe USA. This company provides emergency home service repair plans to the general public. They created this holiday to encourage people to keep their furnaces in good working condition in order to avoid expensive repairs later on.
Amazing Facts About Furnaces
Since we’re talking about a holiday that recommends everyone tune up their heating system, we thought that we’d give some facts on one of the most common heating systems in American households: furnaces.
- Furnaces are the most common heat source in American homes and can be powered by oil, gas, or electricity.
- A furnace is composed of a heating element or burner, a blower, and a heat exchange.
- The first furnace was used by the Romans and it was called a Hypocaust.
- Furnaces generally have a lifespan of 18-25 years.
Observing National Tune-Up Day
As the holiday recommends, this is the perfect day to have your furnace inspected and tuned up. That will ensure that the heat works once things get really cold. This is also a good day to give a shout-out to the technicians who service the HVAC systems of the world. The shout-out can be done in person, or it can be done over social media using the hashtag #NationalTuneUpDay.