Furnace tune-ups should be done on an annual basis. However, many people tend to put it off because they don’t think about the consequences. When it comes to an integral component of your home like your furnace, it is important to take care of preventative maintenance tasks. There are hundreds of reasons why an inspection and tune-up of your furnace is necessary on a yearly basis, but here are five:
1. To Ensure the Highest Possible Energy Efficiency
When you have a furnace tune-up, it will include the cleaning and tuning of your furnace burner as well as the heat exchanger. This helps to ensure that the furnace requires very minimal power, including during the cold winter months. In addition, it helps to ensure safer operation of the home heating system.
2. To Maintain the Furnace’s Warranty
Another reason a tune-up of your furnace is important is because it helps to maintain your warranty. Just as you need to undergo frequent oil changes and tire rotations to maintain your vehicle warranty, your furnace needs to undergo regular inspections in order to maintain its warranty. If you fail to do this, the manufacturer may decide to cancel the warranty on your furnace.
3. To Eliminate Gas Leaks
In order for a furnace to produce heat, there is a very efficient and precise burning process for the fuel. The combustion process is an integral part of the furnace. When the furnace is not maintained and does not undergo frequent tune-ups and inspections, then it could lead to hazardous levels of carbon monoxide entering into the home.
4. To Ensure Adequate Air Flow is Achieved
When the air flow is restricted or blocked in any way inside your furnace, the heating system will have to use more energy in order to compensate for that air loss. This results in higher energy costs and a lot more strain on the furnace itself, which can lead to significant damage and the need for costly repairs.
5. To Save Money on Repairs
It’s always better to prevent issues than to have to fix them. You may think that it costs a lot for a tune-up now, but if you think about your furnace going out one night and you need to call a technician after hours, the bill is going to be pretty costly. In the long run, it’s always much cheaper to get the furnace inspected and tuned-up now than to worry about a costly repair bill or having to replace the furnace in the future.
By having a tune-up done on your furnace frequently, you can save time, money and energy. It’s really a win-win situation. If your furnace needs an inspection and a tune-up, give us a call at ABEL Heating and Cooling and we’ll send out one of our highly-skilled and trained technicians.