As summer winds down, it's time to think about getting your home ready for the coming cold weather season. In addition to inspecting your home for gaps around the windows and doors and checking your foundation for hairline cracks, it's important to schedule your annual furnace maintenance call.
While your annual furnace maintenance might seem like a place you can economize and save money on your household budget, having your furnace inspected and prepped for winter by an experienced HVAC contractor can actually save you money in the long run as well as help ensure that your family stays warm and cozy all season. Scheduling a furnace service call in late summer or early fall offers many advantages, in addition to helping to save you money.
1. Keeping your furnace running smoothly all winter. No one wants their furnace to stop working when the outdoor temperatures are hovering at or below freezing. Having your system inspected at the beginning of the season can help head off potentially-serious repair issues before they can cause your system to stop working and before they end up costing you a lot of money in repair bills.
2. Helping you save money on your energy bills. A heating system that is clogged with dirt and/or has a major repair issue can cause your furnace to have to work harder, using up more energy and costing your extra on your natural gas, heating oil or electric bill.
3. Extending the life of your furnace. A dirt-clogged furnace is one of the most common reasons that heating systems fail. Having an HVAC contractor clean up your system once a year can help your furnace last as long as possible.
4. Keeping your family and property safe and secure. A poorly-maintained furnace or a cracked heat exchanger has the potential to leak hazardous combustion gases like carbon monoxide. A furnace that hasn't been inspected for a while can also be leaking natural gas, causing a potential fire and explosion hazard. While having a CO monitor/alarm is a good idea, such alarms only go off in extreme circumstances. A regular maintenance call can help you to catch and fix any potential leakage problems early.
Having your furnace inspected and cleaned once a year isn't just a luxury. It's a great way to make sure that your heating system keeps working efficiently all winter long. Contact a furnace maintenance company today.Share
14 September 2015
All of my life, I’ve lived in the southern United States. Because this area of the country experiences extremely hot summers, I’m vigilant about keeping my HVAC system working properly. Do you have an older heating and air conditioning system? Perhaps, you’re worried your HVAC unit won’t survive the upcoming, hot summer. If you can relate to this scenario, consider contacting an HVAC contractor as soon as possible. This professional can inform you whether you merely need to service your old HVAC system or invest in a new one. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common tasks HVAC contractors do at residences. Enjoy!