There’s still time to have the fall maintenance service for your furnace before the winter arrives. You always want to have this crucial inspection and tune-up done during the fall so that you won’t have to worry about trying to get it done during the less convenient winter rush when technicians are busy attending to heating emergencies (many of which could’ve been avoided thanks to scheduling maintenance early). This prevention step is one of the best investments you can make for your furnace as well as your comfort and peace of mind during the upcoming winter.
Need more convincing? Here are some specific benefits of a professional furnace maintenance visit:
- Safety: If your home is like most, it uses a natural gas furnace. These heaters can turn potentially hazardous if they don’t receive routine care. A big part of annual fall maintenance for a furnace is to make sure that the system doesn’t have any faults that could balloon into a safety issue later. Technicians will see that your furnace is running as safely as possible.
- Keep heating costs under control: Unless a furnace receives an inspection, cleaning, and tune-up, it will start to strain more to get its job done—and that will mean much higher bills. In fact, each year that a furnace skips maintenance, it will lose around 5% of its efficiency.
- Avoid emergency repair calls: The most likely time for a furnace to break down is during the coldest day of the year. This isn’t a cosmic coincidence, it’s just the period when the furnace is doing the most work. A tune-up will reduce the chance of failure: around 85% of malfunctions that can occur with a furnace are preventable thanks to maintenance.
- Quieter operation: You don’t want a loud furnace to disturb your winter nights, and a regular maintenance session will see that the system doesn’t have loose parts that will contribute to making the unit a noisemaker.