Every year, about this time, you probably receive several direct mail pieces from different heating and cooling companies telling you to schedule a furnace tune-up. But what most companies fail to tell you (and the reason most of these offers are ignored) is exactly why furnace maintenance is essential. At Air Systems Mechanical Inc., we won’t sell you something you don’t need. So here is a list of reasons an annual inspection is so important to the efficiency of your furnace and the safety of your home.
Six Reasons You Need Annual Furnace Maintenance
Ensures proper airflow
During the furnace inspection, the technician should check your heating system to ensure it is receiving the proper airflow. Restricted or limited airflow places unnecessary strain on your system that can lead to high repair bills, higher operating cost, and a shortened life span.
Keeps you safe
Furnaces burn fuel to produce heat. This combustion process must be precise to maintain efficiency and safety. Even a small problem can lead to gas leaking into your home or dangerous carbon monoxide levels. Don’t take a chance with the health and safety of you and your family.
Every winter, we receive calls for heating problems that could have been easily prevented with regular maintenance. A furnace inspection not only includes cleaning that keeps your furnace running efficiently, but it also catches small problems before they turn into major repairs.
Save time and money
Getting a furnace inspection and cleaning now, before the weather is cold, is much more convenient than waiting for a repairman during the winter in a cold house without heat. It is also much cheaper.
Improves energy efficiency
A furnace inspection should include the cleaning and inspection of the burners, heat exchanger, and condensate drains. This keeps your furnace running efficiently all winter.
Maintains manufacturer’s warranty
If your furnace is under a manufacturer’s warranty, it is especially important for you to get an annual furnace inspection and cleaning. Manufacturers stipulate that their warranty becomes void if the heater is not regularly maintained. A furnace inspection can satisfy that requirement and maintain your warranty.
All of these things boil down to this: keeping you safe, and saving you money.
We all do maintenance to our cars without question, but fail to do proper maintenance to our heating and cooling systems. Just changing the air filter regularly is not maintenance! Our heating and cooling systems are mechanical devices just the same as our cars. So, I have crunched some numbers, just to try to put things into perspective and show the importance of annual maintenance on your heating and cooling system.
The average family “drives” their home comfort system 2,500 hours per year, at full speed!
If you were to get into your car and drive it for 2,500 hours at 55 mph, you would have put 137,000 miles on your odometer and changed your oil 45 times.
The only way your home comfort system will be reliable and efficient to heat and cool your home is with proper maintenance.
Call our office at 724-774-9030 to schedule your full system cleaning and inspection. We are offering this valuable service for only $130 for a limited time only, so call today! Once we are done with our inspection and our service technician gives your system a clean bill of health, if you have an issue with your system this winter, we will come back to diagnose your issue free of charge.
EVEN MORE SAVINGS: If you call to schedule your furnace inspection and cleaning before October 1st 2018, you will receive $20 off! We look forward to hearing from you.