With the start of fall, temperatures will soon begin to dip. Pretty soon you will be reaching for that thermostat to crank up the heat. Before the start of the cooler months it is always a good idea to have your annual furnace maintenance done. Having your furnace serviced at least once a year can keep things running smoothly and help prevent your furnace from giving out. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t skip your annual furnace maintenance.

 

Furnace Maintenance Helps Improve Efficiency 

Regular maintenance for your furnace helps your furnace run more efficiently. A machine that is bogged down with dirt and debris cannot run efficiently, and you could end up spending more money on your utility costs. Part of having your furnace serviced is cleaning out dirt, dust, and other debris that buildup over time. This makes it so your furnace doesn’t have to work so hard to maintain the temperature in your home. 

Regular Service Can Help Prevent Breakdowns

A sudden and unexpected breakdown of your furnace can leave you in quite a predicament. A breakdown such as this, usually has impeccable timing, like on the coldest day of the year. To prevent this from happening, you should have your furnace inspected before the colder months set in. A thorough inspection can help detect potential problems and allow for proactive repairs to be made. In addition, a furnace that is maintained on a regular basis is less likely to all of a sudden stop working. 

Address Safety Concerns

Anytime you have combustion you have safety concerns, even if you have an electric system, there is still the risk of an electrical fire. Annual inspections are important to make sure your system is running safely. Aside from fire, another safety concern is carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is the byproduct of burning fossil fuels and is known as the silent killer because it is undetectable. It is odorless, which makes it really dangerous. It is important to make sure your furnace is operating safely to prevent a run-in with this dangerous gas. In addition, you should also make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly and have working batteries. This should be a part of your annual maintenance. 

Help Your Furnace Last Longer

Just like how regular maintenance on your car will help it last longer, regular maintenance will also help your furnace last longer. You wouldn’t want to skip the oil change on your car, so why would you skip your annual furnace maintenance. Regular service for your furnace allows your furnace to operate smoothly. The less resistance for your furnace, the less wear and tear and the longer your furnace will last. 

Annual Maintenance May Be Required For Your Warranty

Most new furnaces come with a 10 year limited warranty on parts and a 20 year manufacturer warranty on the heat exchange. Replacing a furnace is an expensive event, so if there is an issue that the warranty covers this can save you a bundle. However, it is important to check the terms of your warrant, as some require regular maintenance to be completed by a professional. Setting up a maintenance plan can help guarantee that your annual maintenance is performed every year. 

Schedule An Appointment Today

The cooler months are always a busy time for HVAC technicians. Getting ahead of the crowds and scheduling your maintenance beforehand can help ensure that your maintenance is performed. At the end of the day, it is all about your comfort. Which for some is having the peace of mind that their furnace is going to function properly throughout the fall and winter. To schedule your appointment contact the experts at Lesco Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling today!

 

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