While most homeowners are aware that an annual furnace inspection is recommended by the manufacturer, very few people take it seriously.
Here are some reasons why you should have your furnace checked. Many homeowners don’t believe maintenance is necessary. They leave it until it’s too late and then they have to pay for costly repairs.
An annual furnace inspection is a good idea for many reasons.
1. You can reduce your energy bill by up to 30%
You can be overpaying in energy costs if you have a furnace that isn’t regularly maintained. This can add up especially during cold winter nights in Florida. Regular furnace maintenance is the silver lining.
A furnace that is tuned correctly will produce more heat and be less efficient. Studies have shown that maintaining your furnace regularly can help you save up to 30%. You can make this winter more affordable by adding a programmable thermostat.
Your furnace’s maintenance includes more than just annual tune-ups. Although you might be apprehensive about the idea of doing more work, it is actually quite simple.
Simple things such as changing your furnace filters can increase your savings. You can keep your home at the right temperature with clean furnace filters. Your furnace will also be more efficient if you have a good airflow. This reduces the frequency of repairs to the furnace that are required when it is too strained.
Bonus: A furnace that is well maintained will last longer which will mean you get the best return on your investment.
2. Prevent Furnace Breakdowns and Repairs
A broken heating system is one of the best ways to ruin the winter season. Routine maintenance will ensure that there are fewer repairs, and that your HVAC system stays in top shape. To ensure that your furnace is ready for the next season, schedule furnace maintenance as soon as it gets cold enough to turn on the furnace. Regular maintenance can lead to furnace repairs and issues, such as:
- Furnace water leaks
- Furnace frequently shuts off
- Carbon Monoxide leaks
- Furnace blows cool air
- High energy bills are not common
There are many reasons your heating system may be broken. Some of them are easier to fix.
3. Increase the life expectancy of your furnace
Routine furnace maintenance is a must to keep your heating system in top working order. Your furnace’s lifespan will be extended if it is well maintained. Professional service will not only clean your furnace, but they will also test and inspect all elements to make sure it is in good condition. They will also check safety controls and let you know where your furnace is at any given time.
Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?
These cold winter months are extremely challenging for heating systems. Regular maintenance not only means less repairs but also better safety and lower utility bills. It also results in less fuel consumption, which ultimately saves money.
Regular maintenance may seem tedious, but when you consider the fact that you are prolonging the life of your furnace, cutting down on energy costs, and being able to sleep soundly knowing that your furnace will keep you warm throughout the night, it is a very worthwhile undertaking.
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American Air Repair can help you with all your winter needs, including furnace tune-ups, installations, and quick furnace repair. Give us a call and we will be there to help you get ready for winter!