The Importance of Furnace Maintenance
Your heating system is not a “set it and forget it” appliance. With the average cost of a forced-air furnace being between $2,100-$5,000 it is important to schedule required yearly maintenance if you wish to extend it’s life and get the most out of your investment.
Top 3 Reasons to Schedule Maintenance
- Prevent costly repairs. There is no guarantee that having annual maintenance will stop your furnace from ever requiring repairs, but it does reduce the risk of surprise breakdowns. During a preventative maintenance check, our technicians look over all important parts and connections, provide a thorough inspection of the heat exchanger and run a Carbon Monoxide test.
- Detecting potential hazards. Having your furnace checked over and tested for Carbon Monoxide (CO) by a professional can help detect any cracks in the heat exchanger or CO leaks that may be present in the unit. CO is an odorless, colorless, and deadly gas emitted wherever fuel is burned. *We strongly advise everyone to have a Carbon Monoxide alarm on every floor of their home and in or nearby all bedrooms.*
- Warranty. Manufacturers of HVAC equipment recommend annual maintenance to all of their customers but this is often more than just a strong recommendation. Most manufacturers will void some or all aspects of a warranty if proper maintenance has not been done to the equipment.
In addition to all of these things, proper furnace maintenance can help you kick off cold weather the right way by reminding you to change your furnace filters regularly, update your CO detectors, and maintain your heating system’s efficiency for as long as possible. Having a trained HVAC technician take a look over your furnace can also help provide insight into how much time your furnace has left and when you should consider looking into a replacement.
Remember yearly maintenance is best accompanied by changing your filters, not blocking vents throughout the home, having working Carbon Monoxide detectors, and calling a professional when your furnace begins acting irregularly.