Find out how a preventative maintenance can save you on costly repairs in 2017
The first day of winter is finally here and so is that chilly winter cold front! While you may have to continue to scrape ice off your car windshield every morning before work, you shouldn’t have to worry about turning into a snowman when you get home! Now is the perfect time for a furnace tune-up!
If you want your heating system to last through the next 3 months of winter, you’ll want to make sure you take proper care of your equipment. Just like a car needs an oil change, your furnace needs a thorough inspection, cleaning and adjustment at least once per year. It is recommended you change your air filter, once every 3 months.
GOODBYE FALL. HELLO FURNACE.
A preventative maintenance can potentially save you money down the road. It’s quick, simple and it will help give you the peace of mind you deserve throughout the frigid winter season. A preventative maintenance tune-up on your furnace gives a trained HVAC professional the opportunity to find and fix small problems before they progress into large, expensive headaches. There are several early warning signs that are only detectable to the trained eye, and many times they won’t present themselves immediately to homeowners in the form of noises, odors or poor heating.
ONE CALL CAN CLEAN IT ALL
Over time dust particles will build up in your system which can easily begin to diminish the energy efficiency of your heating elements and can even help cause problems that will lead to replacing parts. This can also lead to higher energy bills. Any time your system has to work harder to do its job, you can bet you’ll be paying for it!
As your HVAC technician walks you through all the steps of your tune-up, he’ll clean and inspect all the components of your unit and make sure your equipment is operating at peak efficiency. Your technician will also inspect your duct work and may suggest a cleaning if your ducting has gone an extended period of time without any proper care. This will help increase your home’s indoor air quality.
AVOID THE WORST. SAFETY FIRST.
You may not know it, but furnaces can sometimes present a danger to your family without you even knowing it. The two most common types of problems are fire hazards and carbon monoxide leaks. Both can be deadly, and usually begin as small problems that can be easily detected during the course of a tune-up. In the rare instance that your furnace develops problems and becomes a hazardous, it is important to get a trained HVAC professional to your home immediately to evaluate the problem. If you are concerned that your system may be problematic, it is best to call your local HVAC company.
Schedule your furnace appointment before they all book up! Schedule your tune-up today with your local HEATING & COOLING experts to make sure your system lasts another winter!