As the weather rapidly changes and temperatures lower, you should ensure that you and your family are able to stay warm. Your furnace’s heat provides warmth that is circulated throughout your home, and if a problem arises, it can be costly to replace.
Here are five reasons you should have regular furnace maintenance to keep your furnace in tip-top shape all winter long.
1. Furnace Maintenance Lowers Your Heating Bills
An efficient furnace should be able to pull air and heat it, then move it throughout your home. When working properly, your furnace doesn’t need to work too hard to produce the correct amount of heat. That’s not true with a dirty furnace though. A dirty furnace will work much harder than it needs to, which in turn uses additional energy and costs more to operate.
Furnace maintenance checks that your furnace isn’t at risk of expensive repair or replacement expenses in the future.
2. Keep Your Furnace Lasting Longer
Furnaces on average can last about 15 to 20 years, and you should be able to get the most out of your furnace during that time. If your heating system is not receiving proper and regular maintenance, however, it will not be able to work efficiently and could break prematurely.
Preventative measures should be taken to extend the lifespan of your heating equipment. If they are not, some of your furnace parts can crack, overheat, and wear down faster than others. Regular maintenance and examinations by a professional can extend the life of your heating unit by increasing its efficiency, which will save you money.
3. Maintain Furnace Warranty
In some situations, not having routine inspections and service by a professional can void the warranty. It is often required that annual maintenance be performed to keep your equipment warranty valid. Failure to do so could potentially result in the warranty coverage being denied by the manufacturer.
You may need to look over your paperwork to determine if this is the case with your machine. The best way to avoid this situation is to make an appointment for a yearly cleaning and inspection.
4. Keep Your Family Safe
You only want the best when it comes to your home and family. A clean furnace means that you can enjoy cleaner air within your home. Once contaminants such as debris and dust are removed from your furnace, they will no longer be blown throughout the ductwork and into the air.
Furnaces are designed to release carbon monoxide into the exhaust in such a way that it is vented through an exhaust pipe to the outside of your house. A licensed professional will check for any leaks in the exhaust pipe to ensure that the carbon monoxide is exiting your home the way it should be, protecting your family from exposure.
5. Avoid Furnace Repair Costs
Repair costs can range anywhere from $50 to $800. Some common problems that you can experience are:
• Loosened ductwork
• Dirty air filters
• Improperly firing burners
• Loose wiring harnesses
A knowledgeable and experienced furnace technician can locate and address problems before they even arise. Avoid the hassle of breakdowns and unnecessary repair costs, and enjoy the benefits of an efficient, long-lasting heating system instead.
Schedule a Furnace Maintenance Appointment
The winter season is tough enough without your furnace dying or not producing enough heat. The Ihn Company has heating system experts available 24/7 for emergency repairs in the Milwaukee area. Contact us today and see what a worry-free winter full of comfort and warmth feels like!