Most of us take our furnaces for granted as they quietly work to keep us warm and dry year after year. But just because a gas furnace seems to be operating properly doesn’t necessarily mean that it is in top condition. The key to staying warm and safe while minimizing heating costs lays in regular furnace maintenance, something many of us tend to forget.
There are any number of reasons to have your furnace serviced on a regular basis. Something as simple as furnace cleaning has multiple benefits, the first of which is ensuring the efficient operation of your furnace. Even modern, high-efficiency furnaces will cost more to operate if they are not tuned up regularly.
Heating Technology Demands Skill
While older gas furnaces may have been relatively simple to clean, that is not always the case with newer furnaces that have much more elaborate systems fitted into smaller spaces. Scheduling an annual furnace service by a professional certified technician is not expensive and can usually be expected to pay for itself in reduced operating costs.
Safety for you, your family and home should be of primary importance. An annual furnace cleaning includes a full safety inspection to ensure your peace of mind. While modern furnaces are undoubtedly of high quality, nobody should ever be subjected to a gas leak due to a cracked plenum or manifold – something that does occur occasionally, yet is easily spotted by an expert safety inspection.
In the event a problem is detected, our technicians are usually able to effect repairs on the spot. Our service vehicles are equipped with a comprehensive supply of parts for all major furnace brands, including Lennox, Rheem, Bradford White, Goodman and many others.
Regular Service Pays Off
For cost savings and safety, be sure to have your furnace maintenance done by one of our technicians prior to the start of every heating season. Whether it is a newer, high-efficiency furnace or an older model, gas or oil fired, regular maintenance goes a long way to ensure safe efficient operation.
We recommend setting up an annual maintenance schedule so you don’t have to be concerned with forgetting about it. Autumn is a busy time of year for furnace technicians and having your general maintenance scheduled in advance also means you won’t be faced with the problem of technician availability.
By: Andrew Lake