​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Air quality appliance tune-ups for homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul​

Why get appliance tune-up service and preventive maintenance from CenterPoint Energy's Home Service Plus (HSP)?

  • Add years to the life of your appliances. 
  • Improve your home's indoor air quality. 
  • Save you the hassle and expense of breakdown. 

Note: Most manufacturers recommend annual inspections by certified service providers. In some cases, failure to do so may void your warranty. 

What does a tune-up consist of?

Furnace and Boiler Tune-ups

To help you improve safety and efficiency of your home heating system, this check includes:

  • Presence of unsafe levels of carbon monoxide (CO). 
  • Condition of combustion chamber/heat exchanger. 
  • Burner flame: check for proper characteristics, including gas and air adjustment; clean burner, as necessary. 
  • Pilot/igniter: Check operation and clean as necessary. 
  • Motors: check operation and oil as needed (oil pump if boiler); replace belts, if necessary. 
  • Vent pipe to chimney: Check condition of pipe and draft intensity. 
  • Burner compartment: Remove dust and scale from compartment and other key parts. 
  • Flame sensor/pilot safety timer: Check condition and replace thermocouple, as necessary.
  • Blower wheel: Check condition of and clean, as necessary. 
  • Furnace filters: Check condition and indicate proper replacement size. 
  • Controls: Check operational control sequence, including safety controls and thermostat. 

We’ll also:

  • Restart your furnace or boiler 
  • Check and adjust gas input to manufacturer’s specifications to ensure maximum efficiency 
  • Provide a written record of your tune-up 
  • Provide answers to your operating, maintenance and efficiency questions

Cost: $139.95 covers the cost on one unit; tune-ups on additional units at the same address are $104.95 each.

Central Air Conditioner Tune-up

Professional technicians will help you stay cool and comfortable with this 11-point tune-up service from HSP:

  • Check of voltage
  • Check belt condition 
  • Wash condensing unit coils 
  • Check furnace drain line and replace, as necessary 
  • Check unit for optimal cooling performance 
  • Check filter 
  • Confirm proper air flow 
  • Check thermostat operation and control sequence 
  • Check oil blower 
  • Check, adjust, oil motor and bearings 
  • Provide tips and information about operating your central AC 

Note: If our technician determines that your AC system is leaking refrigerant and requires repair, HSP will repair the leak for an additional charge to cover the cost of labor and materials.

HSP Repair Plan customers who have purchased AC coverage are eligible to receive up to one pound (1 lb.) of refrigerant per year, as outlined in the Plan’s Terms and Conditions. Refrigerant leaks requiring repair are not covered under the terms of the Repair Plan.

Cost: $139.95 covers the cost on one unit; tune-ups on additional units at the same address are $104.95 each.

Fireplace Tune-up and Safety Check

Keep your natural gas fireplace operating safely and efficiently, and restore the beauty of its appearance with these important safety checks:

  • Blower wheel: Check and clean, if necessary and accessible 
  • Glass: Clean with recommended glass cleaning compound. HSP offers glass cleaner. Ask your technician, or call 612-861-4745. 
  • Burners: Clean and vacuum; replace decorative substance as needed (ember material) 
  • Pilot: Check and clean 
  • Combustion chamber: Clean, as necessary 
  • Gas log: Check condition 
  • System wiring: Check for deterioration 
  • Ignition: Check and adjust to improve performance 
  • Thermocouple/powerpile: Check operation 
  • Safeties: Check condition 
  • Gas valve: Test for proper operation 
  • Venting: Check for integrity and proper draft 
  • Thermostat/remote: Check for proper operation 
  • Main burner combustion: Check to assure operating safety 
  • Carbon monoxide (CO): Check for presence of unsafe levels of CO at the time the tune-up is performed. 

Cost: $139.95 covers the cost on one unit; tune-ups on additional units at the same address are $104.95 each. 

Plan ahead: Add annual tune-ups to your HSP Repair Plan for only $10.95 more per month for each unit.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Thousands of dryer vent fires occur each year and can completely destroy a home within minutes. In fact, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department, dryer vent fires are one of the top five causes of home fires. A professional dryer vent cleaning can help improve the efficiency of your dryer, reduce time spent on laundry and protect your home from a potential fire.

Cost: $185 covers the cost on one unit; tune-ups on additional units at the same address are $130.00 each.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Schedule HSP Repair or Maintenance Service

​Center​Point Energy's Home Service Plus repair and maintenance services are available to homeowners throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cit​ies metro area and in many parts of Greater Minnesota. Schedule service online or call ​612-333-1664 in the metro area; toll-free ​877-HSP-1664 in Greater Minnesota​​. ​

For more information on proper use, care and energy saving tips, check out the Home Service Plus Learning Center.