It’s October! That means it’s time for pumpkin spice latte’s, planning your kids’ Halloween costumes (or your own), and enjoying fall activities like prepping your furnace for the heating season!
Wait, what’s that? Did you forget about that last one? Don’t you worry, it’s not too late to schedule this service. In fact, now is the perfect time to schedule a furnace tune-up, also known as furnace maintenance. After all, the best time for this service is before the consistent cold weather hits.
During maintenance, our technicians thoroughly inspect your furnace, checking for cleanliness, any parts that need adjusting, and any repair needs that exist. This benefits you in a number of ways, including:
Improving Home Safety
This is the most important consideration of all. The last thing you need to worry about this fall and winter is that your furnace will become a hazard. This is mostly a concern for natural gas-powered furnaces, which are the most common in homes locally.
A gas leak related fire is a reasonable concern for homeowners and these types of fires are a real problem for fire departments all over the country. According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in the US, accounting for 15% of all home fires between 2012-2016. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have your gas system checked for leaks.
During your maintenance session, our inspection process will involve us looking in any places where a furnace may develop safety hazards—for instance, an aging gas furnace may experience a cracked heat exchanger or a loose gas line. These are both dangerous issues to have, but with maintenance, you’ll have peace of mind that your heating system is safe.
Preventing the Majority of Repair Needs
When temperatures drop low enough in the winter, you don’t want to scramble around to call for repairs because your furnace has abruptly stopped working. We do provide 24/7 emergency services, but we would like to help you avoid these problems altogether by ensuring you have a reliable furnace.
A tune-up gives your furnace the best chance of making it through the winter without any interruption in service. Plus, maintenance helps stop smaller repair needs and inconveniences that can add up in money and time wasted. Keeping up with routine maintenance can prevent 85% of the repairs a furnace may need over its service life!
Extending Equipment Life
Speaking of that service life, do you want your furnace to last for many years before you need to replace it? We’re sure your answer is “yes.” After all, an early furnace replacement is an expense no homeowner wants to take one. Maintenance helps your furnace reach the longest possible efficient service life.
Maintaining the System Warranty
The warranty for most furnaces is only good so long as that furnace has an annual, professional, maintenance inspection and tune-up from a licensed HVAC technician. Ensure your furnace keeps this important protection by regularly scheduling maintenance!