February 13, 2016
There has been a lot of buzz about furnace maintenance. The truth is it is a no brainer. Your furnace needs to be checked at least once every year to ensure that it is in proper functioning condition. In fact, furnace manufacturers themselves recommend annual inspections as well as maintenance by a technician. In addition, their warranty terms are clear about damage that is caused by improper maintenance.
In most cases, furnace checks and maintenance are done before the onset of winter. In fact, cooling companies will send you messages at times reminding you to schedule a furnace tune up. However, have you ever stopped to think about the real benefits of having your furnace checked every year?
Here are some reasons a furnace check is important
- Ensures proper air flow
Having your furnace checked by heating professionals promotes proper flow of air in the unit. This is because the venting system is crucial in the distribution of heat in your household. Generally, limited, or restricted airflow causes unnecessary strain on the furnace leading to a shortened lifespan and increased repairs. Moreover, with increased strain, you will not be able to attain the desired temperature. Having an annual furnace check can help you save on replacing parts or even a complete failure of the system.
- Keeps you Safe
Furnaces rely on fuel that includes natural gases, oil, or propane to generate heat. The combustion process must therefore be precise for maximum safety and efficiency. Consequently, any minor hitch can result in gas leakage in your home or exposure to dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in the home that can lead to serious health problems or death. Therefore, do not take chances with the safety and health of your family.
- Reduces Repairs
Having a technician check your furnace significantly reduces the number of furnace repairs that you could have possibly done. Some heating problems can easily be averted through checkups. This is because the checkups include cleaning the furnace as well as fixing any small problems before they turn into major problems. Remember, your furnace works overtime during winter due to the enormous demand of warming the home and this eventually results in system failure if a checkup is not done on time.
- Saves time
Getting your furnace checked before winter is not only convenient but it will also save you on time and inconvenience. A furnace checkup will definitely save you from sitting in the cold as you wait for the technician to come. Besides, when done at the right time the charges are bound to be more affordable.
- Improves Energy Efficiency
A furnace checkup will no doubt go a long way in saving energy. That is, once cleaned and inspected the furnace will not only improve energy efficiency but also ensure your furnace keeps on running during winter. When your furnace is running at the highest efficiency, you will save energy. HVAC systems that are poorly maintained tend to use more energy to run.
- Maintains manufacturer’s warranty
If your furnace is under the manufacturer’s warranty, you will do well to have your furnace checked because the manufacturer states that the warranty is nullified when the heater is not maintained. Getting a checkup validates your warranty thereby helping you save on higher future expenses.
- Filter Checks
Filters need to be checked more than once annually. They can be replaced during checkups because clean filters ensure that the system is free of dust, dirt or allergens. This helps keep your furnace running efficiently.
- Wire Checks
Furnace checkups should include wire checks because when wires are lost or broken, you are exposed to a fire hazard. In addition, corrosion can damage your system.
The benefits of having a furnace checkup are numerous. Therefore, by engaging a heating expert you can be sure to harness these benefits and so much more. At Service Champions we endeavor to provide our clients the best checkup service to ensure that your furnace is functioning properly at all times. Call us today and we will schedule a visit.