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The Link Between Furnace Maintenance and Repairs

Service technician testing a furnace

When you own your home, it seems like there’s a never-ending list of things you need to do to maintain it. When that list seems overwhelming, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s one more item that should be on it. 

But if furnace maintenance isn’t on your Fall To-Do List, we strongly suggest adding this essential item. Routine furnace maintenance not only protects your furnace, but it’ll also pay for itself down the line. How so? Well, by decreasing your utility bills, extending the lifespan of the system, and avoiding furnace repairs that might’ve been prevented by a tune-up. Let’s explain.

Fewer Repairs

Here’s a fact that’ll be of interest to any homeowner keen on saving money: about 80% of furnace repairs we make are on systems that haven’t had maintenance. That’s because when maintenance is neglected, an opportunity is lost for our technicians to catch all those small problems before they become a major headache.

Furnace repairs can range from an easy fix that doesn’t cost much to repair, to a major problem that’ll take a chunk out of your wallet. Skipping routine tune-ups increases strain on a furnace, causing the components to wear out prematurely. By investing in annual maintenance, you reduce the amount of wear and tear on your furnace. And that means fewer future repairs.

Decreased Energy Bills and Increased Efficiency

Do you pride yourself on finding intuitive ways to save money? Do you consider yourself a homeowner who always goes with the eco-friendly option? Furnace maintenance provides all these benefits.

During a maintenance visit, our technicians go through a long list of things to check to make sure they’re all working properly. They’ll also clean your furnace to optimize its efficiency. The result is a system that is working as well as it possibly can, lowering the amount of energy you’re using along with lowering your energy bills.

Longer Lifespan

The average furnace has an estimated service life of 10-15 years. However, this only applies to furnaces that have had annual tune-ups. In fact, it’s possible that by neglecting maintenance entirely, this service life could be decreased drastically due to the strain neglect brings. 

Without any maintenance, you may find yourself needing to replace your furnace at the 6-8 year mark! And that’s an expense that no homeowner wants to have to shell out the money for. Not to mention how wasteful it would be to have to replace a furnace that often. 

Warranty Protection

We know there’s a lot of fine print in any type of warranty and reading every sentence of a furnace warranty is something most people don’t take the time for. However, one of the requirements of a furnace warranty is that the system must receive annual tune-ups 

If your furnace has a major issue and you can’t show that it’s had regular maintenance, you’ll be stuck with the cost of that repair and any repair bills going forward. Your warranty is in place to protect your investment. Don’t risk voiding your warranty by neglecting the required tune-ups.

Count on the team with the most experience. Contact the team at Sunset Air today for furnace repair in Olympia, WA.

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