Why Is Furnace Maintenance Important?


Most homeowners know that performing regular maintenance on the systems inside their home is important, but few people take the time to schedule these all-important tasks. It makes little sense, especially considering how many benefits something like regular maintenance on your furnace can have on the quality of air inside your home. As the colder winter months approach, scheduling regular heating service is important for the reasons that are outlined below.

Fewer Repairs

It is inevitable that furnaces will start to deteriorate over time, but a lack of regular maintenance can accelerate that process dramatically. Having your parts lubricated, your fan blades cleaned, and your motor serviced can go a long way in reducing the deterioration that happens on the inside of your system, oftentimes resulting in repairs that need to be performed. Moreover, a regular maintenance plan will be able to spot potential issues before they become major problems, which can save you a lot of money on the repair itself.

Lower Utility Bills

A system that is working properly will use less energy than one that isn't, so not only will the reduced wear and tear save you money on repair bills, it can also save you money in increased energy efficiency throughout the life of your unit. During the inspection, they'll also look for any holes in the ventilation that need to be patched since the air that escapes into the atmosphere can be a huge drain on energy as well. While it may not be much, a savings of $25 a month can add up to quite a bit of money over the 18 to 20 years that your system will be in your house, which makes having regular heating services performed on your home good not only for the environment but also in your wallet.

Longer lifespan

Unless you're planning on upgrading your furnace, you most likely are not thinking about buying a new heating system for your home. Unfortunately, without regular maintenance on the parts, you could be buying that furnace a lot sooner than expected — far less than the 18 to 20 years that most furnaces last. If you're planning on selling your home anytime soon, you'll have to have an inspector come through and look at the state of your furnace, and if it hasn't been maintained, there's a good chance that they'll recommend at least some type of repair or even replacement before you're able to sell your home.

Reach out to a heating service to learn more.


17 November 2020

all about attic ventilation

While sitting in my living room on a hot summer day, I could feel the heat coming through the ceiling out of my attic and making the house warm up more than it should. I crawled up into the attic one evening to find out that the roof vents weren't working any longer because they were clogged with all sorts of debris. Did you know that when this happens, your home's temperature can rise to very uncomfortable levels? Did you know that your home could actually be damaged if the attic isn't well vented? This blog will show you all about attic ventilation.