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Do you need to get your furnace serviced every year?

It’s a question we hear often from customers. Many say that they haven’t seen any indication that their service needs to be serviced. Unfortunately, tucked away in a low traffic part of your home, the signs often go unnoticed until they become a serious issue. That is why year maintenance is essential to ensure your furnace is performing optimally and won’t let you down when you need it most.

Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your home. You rely on it for warmth, especially in the coldest winter months. Getting your yearly furnace maintenance done now in the Fall can save your time and money down the line and possibly save you from a costly breakdown in the dead of winter.  Here are 5 reasons to get your annual maintenance.

Energy Efficiency

A clean furnace with good airflow will operate more efficiently. That means lower energy bills. Yearly maintenance by a heating professional can ensure optimal airflow and efficiency for your unit. Poor airflow can cause strain on your furnace leading to repairs and possibly even shortening its lifespan.

Your Safety

Furnaces rely on fuels such as 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. Another key element your service professional will check is electrical. Lose, broken, or corroded wires can be a fire hazard.

Don’t take chances with the safety and health of your family.

Reduces the Need for Repairs

Regular furnace maintenance can actually save you money in the long run. A heating professional can identify and deal with issues before they escalate to major repairs. This includes checking filters, airflow, wires, and connections. Neglecting any of these elements can cause longterm damage. Shortening your unit’s lifespan and possibility leading to breakdowns at critical moments.

Your Manufacturer Recommends It

Most manufacturers recommend regular maintenance. Many manufacturers state that their warranty is nullified if the unit is not properly maintained. Getting a checkup validates your warranty thereby helping you save on higher future expenses.

Avoid Costly Breakdowns During Winter

Many issues with furnaces go unnoticed until they become major issues. Poor airflow may put years of stress on your system before it causes a failure. Faulty electrical may operate perfectly until the final break. Yet these issues can escalate quickly to a complete system breakdown. Your furnace works hardest during the winter months. Unfortunately because of that, it is also the most likely time for failures to occur.

A mid-winter breakdown can be costly and uncomfortable, if not dangerous for you and your family. But it is entirely preventable. Yearly maintenance can help prevent these issues.

Our team of qualified heating professionals is available 24/7. They have all the equipment and parts to make any repairs and are ready to tackle your heating emergency anytime. But they’d prefer if you weren’t in that position. Call today to book your annual furnace maintenance and avoid the stress and cost of a winter breakdown.

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