5 Reasons You Need to Hire Professionals for Furnace Maintenance Every Year
Even if you’re adamant about changing or cleaning your furnace filter on a regular basis, there are several reasons why you should call professionals for a yearly furnace service or tune-up. Most people take their cars to the shop for tune-ups and/or oil changes on a regular basis, but the number of people who have a professional perform routine furnace maintenance is actually quite low.
These are among the top 5 reasons every homeowner should commit to having their furnace serviced each year:
- Your Warranty Requires Regular Furnace Maintenance
Many manufacturers are now offering excellent warranties on their systems, sometimes as much as 15 years. But, in the event that something fails on your furnace, most warranties specify that only those systems that have received a professional, yearly furnace service will be eligible for a claim.
- Well-Maintained Furnaces Cost Less to Run
When furnaces aren’t maintained and the filters kept clean (which, in fact, very few homeowners do), the furnace has to work harder and run longer to produce the same amount of heat and air flow. During the winter, it won’t take long for your furnace’s inefficiency to be reflected on your utility bill.
- Reassurance that Your Furnace Isn’t Going to Quit in the Dead of Winter
Living in Canada, this one is pretty important. When you choose to have your furnace tuned-up each fall, the technician will check for wear and other indications that a repair or even a replacement are needed. It’s better to know your furnace is on its last legs and to have time to shop around for a new furnace than it is to have the system fail when it’s -30.
4. The Overall Level of Comfort in Your Home
Your yearly furnace service is also a great time to ask the technician to help you improve the level of comfort in your home. So, for instance, if there are rooms in your house that always seem to be cooler than others, the technician may be able to adjust vents or settings to improve the air circulation, or they may identify an issue that needs attention.
- Your Family’s Safety
Because a furnace burns fuel to create heat, any malfunction that causes an incomplete combustion could lead to carbon monoxide. While many homeowners have carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, the best course of action is to have a technician ensure there is no risk of carbon monoxide in the first place.
I hope today’s post demonstrates the importance of having your furnace serviced on an annual, if not bi-annual basis. The amount of money you will pay to have your furnace serviced is very small, compared to the cost of replacing or even repairing a system that hasn’t been properly maintained.
For information on furnace servicing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us: (306) 683-4328.