Did you know? Regular furnace inspections have many benefits. A furnace that’s not properly maintained can break down and cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention potentially exposing you and your family to dangers like carbon monoxide leaks and leaving you sitting for long periods without heat.
First, consider upgrading less efficient equipment to a high-efficiency system and schedule regular maintenance with a trusted professional HVAC technician. It takes a lot to keep your heating and cooling equipment running, so you want to make sure your system operates smoothly and as efficiently as possible.
A simple, yearly furnace maintenance will help ensure that your unit continues to operate safely, effectively and efficiently. Having your home heating system serviced at the beginning of each heating season helps ensure your equipment is operating at peak efficiency and not working harder than it has to, possibly extending its life. An inspection can also catch potential minor issues before they become big ones.
Here’s why you should get an annual furnace inspection:
1. A Furnace Inspection Can Improve Efficiency
Over time, dirt can build up in your heating equipment, which can cause extra strain, make your furnace burn more fuel and make it less effective at heating your home. The solution? Cleaning the filter system, blower, and motor regularly can help ensure that your furnace operates at its peak efficiency. And equally importantly, it can help avoid nasty surprise breakdowns that can lead to costly repairs.
Checking various components can help make sure your heating system is working at its highest possible efficiency. Your furnace pulls air through a filter. But over time, the filter can become clogged with airborne particles, forcing the furnace to work harder than it was designed to move air through it. That can cause the furnace’s efficiency to drop, shortening its life and increasing your heating bill unnecessarily.
It’s not just a dirty filter; however, that can cause your equipment to become less efficient. Your furnace also has many delicate parts that can make the furnace less efficient if not carefully inspected and taken care of by a licensed professional.
Before scheduling an inspection from a qualified professional, inspect and, if necessary, replace your furnace filter – and do it as needed or per manufacturer recommendations.
2. A Furnace Tune-Up Gives You Peace of Mind
The last thing any of us wants is a furnace that breaks down unexpectedly right when we need it most. By having a technician inspect all the heating system’s parts, replacing any that are worn or on the verge of breaking down, cleaning your unit thoroughly and inspecting related equipment like ductwork, humidifiers and air cleaners, your furnace – and your family – will be prepared for the upcoming heating season.
It’s a straightforward process, but one that’s essential to ensuring that your home heating system is ready for the coming heating season.
Home comfort isn’t just about your furnace working properly. It’s about knowing your furnace will work properly during some of the most challenging conditions. An annual Reliance™ furnace inspection and maintenance will help make sure your system is working at its optimal performance and give you and your family peace of mind – all winter long.
Finally, when’s the best time for a furnace inspection? The end of summer or early fall – before the cold weather hits and big problems are more likely to happen.
To schedule a 12 or 21-Point Inspection, contact us today. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your home’s furnace and serving your home comfort needs.
Learn more about your heating options in our Ultimate Furnace Guide