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Live in the North Shore of Chicago? Top Reasons You Don’t Want Your Furnace to Break

Live in the North Shore of Chicago? Top Reasons You Don’t Want Your Furnace to Break

Each year thousands of homeowners are faced with exorbitant furnace repair and replacement bills. However, this need not be the case if you take the time to keep your home’s furnace in good working order. Furnaces can break down no matter where you live, whether it’s Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Bluff, Lafe Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Riverwoods, Skokie, Vernon Hills Wilmette, or Winnetka.

Below are a few good reasons why you need to keep your furnace in optimal condition.

  1. You May be Breathing Unsafe Air

Because a furnace burns fuel to operate, this means that it may emit carbon monoxide while running. Although this gas is usually vented out of your home safely, this may not be the case if the unit’s heat exchanger is cracked. When having your furnace inspected, the heat exchanger is one of the first items our technicians check, as it prevents you and your family from experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning.

  1. You Will Have to Deal With Higher Heating Bills

A furnace that is not operating optimally will have to work harder to produce the amount of heat needed to keep your family comfortable. This will result in a rise in energy bills, which no one wants. After all, that money can almost always be put to better use elsewhere.

  1. Something Minor Can Turn into Something Expensive

While it can be tempting to skip the annual furnace inspection, keep in mind that you will most likely end up spending far more than the cost of the inspection on repairs. This is a situation where prevention is definitely better than cure. During an annual furnace inspection, all aspects of the unit are checked and if any repairs need to be done, it will be cheaper to do them at that time than to wait for the unit to malfunction.

  1. Replacement will be Costly and Inconvenient

If your furnace malfunctions to the point where it is not possible to have it repaired, replacement will cost a few thousand dollars or more. In addition, if your furnace goes out during the colder months in Chicago, you could wait for a few weeks before it can be replaced because most technicians are extremely busy during this time of year.

Finding the Right Person to do the Job

When looking for someone to inspect their furnace in these areas: Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Bluff, Lafe Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Riverwoods, Skokie, Vernon Hills Wilmette, and Winnetka – too many property owners make the mistake of trying to have the work done as cheaply as possible. However, this often results in them having an inexperienced technician arrive at their door – often with disastrous and costly consequences. When searching for a furnace technician, it’s essential to verify that they are insured, qualified and experienced. This will ensure that the work is done correctly and according to current industry safety standards.

Here at Ravinia Plumbing & Heating, we are not only able to provide you with the best technicians in the industry, we are one of the few companies that provide a money back guarantee on work carried out. If you would like to schedule a furnace inspection before winter sets in, give our offices a call today.

 

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*Based on research conducted January - August 2016