Why to Have Your Furnace Checked Before it Gets Cold

  • Categories: Heating
  • Date: September 30, 2014
Why to Have Your Furnace Checked Before it Gets Cold

It’s gorgeous out…Indian summer. We are enjoying those precious last few days of sitting outside, barbecuing, getting in a bike ride or even a round of golf. Sitting at that football game is still tolerable.

Preparing your furnace for winter may be the last thing on your mind, but here is why you should consider doing it now.

Avoid expensive repairs

One of the benefits of performing maintenance on your furnace is that by spending a little money, you can identify potential problems that can cost you a great deal of money later. For example, preventative maintenance can identify easy to fix problems such as:

  • Duct work loosened due to normal thermal expansion and contraction
  • Blower motor starting to fail
  • Clogged filters which will shorten equipment life
  • Improperly firing burners
  • Blocked condensate drains
  • Loose wiring harnesses
  • Blocked exhaust vent piping
  • A malfunctioning thermostat

Fix major problems now

Of course, your furnace may already have major problems. If so, wouldn’t you want those repairs made now, as opposed to having your furnace break down in the bitter cold? Indeed, if your furnace is older, you might even think about having the furnace replaced while the weather is relatively mild.

Protect your warranty

Many manufacturers’ warranties are voided if you do not have annual maintenance performed on your furnace. You don’t want to run the risk of having to spend several hundreds of dollars on repairs or several thousands of dollars on a new furnace because you did not spend a few bucks each year on maintenance.

Reduce energy costs

A well maintained furnace is a more efficient furnace. And a more efficient furnace does not have to work as hard, thus saving energy costs for you.

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