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Should I Perform Maintenance on My Furnace? 5 Reasons Why It’s Important

Do you really need a furnace tune-up every year? Many homeowners don’t do it, but there are many reasons why you should, especially if you have an older system.

Just like your car, your furnace has lots of parts that can wear out over time due to constant stress and use. Performing regular maintenance on your heating system allows a professional to examine the inner workings of your furnace and ensure all the important components are working safely and correctly.

1. Safety

Your furnace burns fuel to provide heat. Even just a small problem in the combustion process can create harmful carbon monoxide levels in your home. A trained HVAC technician will inspect your entire heating system each year to ensure its safe operation.

2. Improve Energy Efficiency

A well-tuned furnace will be more efficient and use less energy. Some studies have shown that regular maintenance can save you as much as 30% off your home heating costs. Simple things like changing your filters on a regular basis will increase your savings.

3. Maintains Manufacturer’s Warranty

If your furnace is under a manufacturer’s warranty, it is important to get an annual furnace tune-up. Many manufacturers require that the system be maintained regularly in order to not void the warranty. Performing annual furnace tune-ups can satisfy this requirement for most warranties.

4. Ensure Proper Airflow

During your routine furnace tune-up, the technician should check your heating system to ensure it is receiving the proper airflow. Restricted or limited airflow places an unnecessary strain on your furnace that can lead to increased repairs and a shortened lifespan, not to mention increased energy costs.

5. Avoid Emergency Repairs

If your system is going to break down, murphy’s law says it’ll happen in the middle of winter. You can avoid costly emergency calls and repairs by having your system tuned-up at the beginning of the heating season.

Properly caring for your furnace is key to saving money and ensuring your system will provide heat for your family for many years to come. For even greater peace of mind, learn about our Safety & Efficiency Membership which provides savings on all your annual service visits to ensure your HVAC system is running at peak efficiency.

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