Many things in life require regular check-ups and maintenance, from dental visits to annual physicals to your car’s routine oil changes. Your home’s furnace is no exception. In fact, failing to have this essential service performed can shave years off the unit’s lifespan, drive up heating costs, and can even void the manufacturer’s warranty. Simply put, it’s one maintenance task you can’t afford to skip.
Let’s take a look at some of the many reasons why an annual furnace inspection is so important.
A Maintained Furnace Helps Keep You Comfortable
Your heating system works hard day and night to keep you toasty warm all winter long. If you don’t give it the TLC it requires, it’s more likely to experience breakdowns and require costly repairs. In fact, routine maintenance often uncovers minor issues that if ignored could result in costly, emergency repairs. You’ll decrease the risk of a complete heating system shut down when you need warmth the most, and help ensure it’s able to deliver the indoor comfort you depend on.
Regular Maintenance Saves You Money
Heating your home all winter long doesn’t come cheap. And while finding ways to conserve energy and cut down on heating costs is a noble endeavor, many so called tips and tricks often involve sacrificing comfort. When your furnace is properly maintained, it runs more efficiently, consuming less energy, which in turn saves you money on utility costs. And as we mentioned above, fewer problems means fewer repair bills.
Regular Maintenance Increases a Furnace’s Longevity
Keeping your furnace in tip-top shape can add years to it’s expected lifespan. It’s true that nothing lasts forever, but a maintained furnace will last years longer than one that goes years without a peek by a licensed HVAC technician. Plus, one of our highly trained technician can let you know if your furnace is approaching the end of it’s useful life so that you can make an informed decision whether to continue to repair or replace it with a new, more energy-efficient model before it decides to give up in the middle of the night.
What Can You Expect During A Furnace Inspection?
During a typical furnace inspection, our technicians perform the following:
- Check venting system for blockages
- Check for carbon monoxide leaks
- Examine the heat exchanger
- Test the safety switches for proper operation
- Check burners for ignition and flame capability
- Inspect flame sensor and ignition device
- Examine the combustion blower for proper airflow
- Inspect and clean the drainage system
- Check wiring and connections for damage or corrosion
- Check gas pressure as the furnace’s temperature rises
- Inspect and replace furnace filters
- And more.
Now that you know why a regular furnace inspection is so important, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your annual appointment. We’ll be in and out in no time and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your furnace is ready to provide dependable indoor comfort this winter and for years to come.