With temperatures already cooling down drastically, we’re going to guess that you’re using your furnace on a regular basis. This means you had it tuned up too, right? If not, it’s never too late!
Well actually, it could be too late, if your furnace has completely shut down and is in total disrepair. We’d like to help you avoid that scenario. Keep reading as we delve into the importance of professional furnace maintenance, and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your tune-up.
Maintenance Really Isn’t Optional
Sure, there is a chance that your furnace will make it through this winter without a maintenance session, but we can tell you right now that it won’t be as efficient or as effective as it was last year or as it could be. Maintenance tune-ups are one of the best things you can do for your heating system.
When our professionals complete a maintenance session, and when you schedule recommended repairs as soon as they crop up, your system’s performance will improve in a number of ways, such as:
- Paying less for your monthly energy bills.
- Calling for furnace repairs less frequently.
- Having a longer lasting heating system.
“Does My Brand New Furnace Need Maintenance?”
Was it installed this fall? Then, no, it should have received the service necessary to make it through this season. But if your version of “new” is 105 years old, then even though you may think you don’t need this service, we’d urge you to reconsider.
Even if your heating system was installed just a year ago, it will benefit from professional heating maintenance. And actually, some warranties won’t even be valid anymore if you don’t have your system professionally tuned-up once a year. Maintenance tune-ups help minimize wear and tear and helps reduce the chances of a premature breakdown.
“When Should I Schedule My Maintenance Each Year?”
We stated above that now is the time—generally speaking, the best time for furnace maintenance is in the fall, before you actually need your system on a daily basis. It’s never a bad thing to be well-prepared. The sooner you schedule your furnace maintenance, the better.
There are a couple of reasons we recommend this—a professional inspection of your furnace may reveal that there’s a repair need, allowing you time to get it taken care of. Additionally, as the weather gets colder, HVAC technicians get busier, and it becomes harder to schedule maintenance at a time that’s convenient for your schedule.
All that said, we do want to stress that even if you can’t have your furnace maintenance done in the fall, it’s most important that you have it done consistently. Sure, fall is more convenient due to the milder weather, but it’s more important this service be done on an annual basis. So, if you’re reading this later in the year and it’s been over a year since you’ve had a tune-up, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!