Temperatures have begun to cool down, and while we may not be one of the coldest states in the country this time of the year, we still need fully functional heaters to make it through the fall and winter comfortably. In order to ensure this is the case, it’s important that you have your furnace maintained, in order to prevent problems and boost efficiency.
Maintenance will help you prevent problems that can crop up, and help prevent situations where you’ll be stuck without a working heater when you need it the most. Keep reading to learn more about the numerous benefits of scheduling your furnace maintenance ASAP.
Safety concerns are probably the most important reason to have maintenance done on your gas furnace. After all, the last thing you need to worry about is your furnace becoming dangerous for your household or your family. This is mostly a concern with natural-gas systems—while these aren’t inherently dangerous, they can become so without proper care.
During your heating maintenance session, our experienced and highly trained technicians comprehensively inspect your entire furnace, looking for areas in which the system may develop safety problems, like a cracked heat exchanger or a loose gas line. The peace of mind you’ll have after a tune-up is well worth a maintenance session all on its own.
Prevent Repair Needs
When temperatures drop low enough this winter to need your furnace on an hourly basis, the last thing you’ll want to do is scramble to call for sudden repairs because your heater abruptly stopped functioning. We provide quality and reliable repair services, but we would also like to help you avoid an emergency. Professional maintenance gives your heating system the best chance of making it through the heating season, without any interruption in service.
Maintenance also stops smaller repair needs from growing into much bigger emergencies later on. In fact, we estimate that staying on top of your routine furnace maintenance can prevent up to 85% of the repairs your furnace may ever need over its lifespan.
Speaking of that lifespan, you want your furnace to last as long as possible, right?
After all, a sudden furnace breakdown doesn’t seem like a pleasant surprise. But maintenance helps your heater achieve the longest possible efficient lifespan.
Reduced Energy Bills
A furnace that is not routinely maintained like it should be will start wearing down faster than it otherwise would have. With problems like extra friction on the motors, and burners struggling to produce enough heat, your furnace will start draining more power than necessary to operate, which will reflect on your heating bills.
Maintained System Warranty
Most HVAC system manufacturer warranties stipulate that in order to keep your warranty active, you must have professional maintenance done each year by a qualified HVAC technician. By attempting to tune-up or repair your heater on your own, you risk creating damage that you’ll be financially liable for since the warranty will be voided.