5 Reasons Why a Furnace Tune-up Every Fall is Important
Winter has a way of creeping up on you. One day you are outside pedaling around in shorts and the next you are scraping frost off your windshield. Before you know it, you’ve got two feet of Colorado snow covering the driveway. The last thing you want when faced with freezing temperatures is to discover that your heating system is not working properly. To avoid this nasty surprise, you should get your heater inspected as soon as temperatures start to cool.
Here are 5 Reasons Why a Furnace Tune-Up Every Fall is Important.
#1 – Proper Airflow and Clean Air
Your furnace pulls air from your home, through a filter, heats it and returns it through the vents. The filter removes dust, hair, and other allergens. For asthma sufferers, eliminating that dust can significantly reduce attacks. During a Fall Tune-Up of your furnace, your HVAC technician will make sure the blower is working properly, and that debris has not made its way into the unit.
#2 – Tune-Up to Keep Your Family Safe
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. A malfunctioning furnace or heat pump is one of the number causes of carbon monoxide poisoning. Over time, older furnaces develop small cracks in the combustion chamber. These cracks let deadly gas leak out into your home. By the time you realize the problem, it is usually too late. During your Fall maintenance visit, your technician will inspect your furnace for cracks and let you know if you have leaks that need repair.
#3 – Extend the Life of Your Furnace
It’s an old cliche but still one that’s true. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Annual cleaning and preventative maintenance extend the life of your heater. Your furnace is an investment, and you want to get as many miles out of it as possible. Take care of it like you would your car. Make sure you get a yearly tune-up and avoid costly repair bills.
#4 – Save Money on Heating Bills
Dirt that collects inside your heating unit can reduce its efficiency as much as 40%. This accumulation can cause a lower output of air, which causes your furnace to run longer. Lower efficiency translates into higher heating bills.
#5 – Maintenance Costs Less Than Repair
Furnace replacement can run you thousands of dollars. Your Fall maintenance visits only cost a fraction of that amount. Maintenance fees are also much less than emergency repairs. You want to avoid a late-night call during sub-zero weather if at all possible.
Did you know that keeping current on your annual maintenance keeps you in compliance with manufactures warranty standards?
What Does a Tune-Up of Your Furnace Include?
A tune-up includes a thorough cleaning and a full inspection of your heater to identify any potential issues. We make sure that the unit is operating at its optimal efficiency and if there are any areas of concern, we’ll let you know.