Fall has arrived and frigid winter temps are just around the corner. If you are preparing to turn on your furnace for the first time this season, it may be worth scheduling an annual tune-up with a trusted HVAC technician first.
For many homeowners, an annual furnace tune-up may not feel like a top priority, particularly as so many other home improvement projects tend to take precedence. However, a furnace tune-up before the heating season may save you a headache down the road, particularly if your unit is starting to age. Take a look below as we outline five important reasons why you should consider a furnace tune-up for your home this year:
1. Avoid Major (and Costly) Repairs
An annual furnace tune-up is the best way to avoid future issues with your furnace. During a tune-up, your Pierce Refrigeration HVAC technician will clean your system, ensure every connection is working properly, lubricate parts, and check to see if there are any further repairs needed. By regularly maintaining and repairing your unit, you can avoid more costly repairs in the future.
2. Regular Maintenance = Longevity of Your Furnace
Like any major appliance, regular maintenance is needed to ensure your furnace is working properly and efficiently. Furnaces typically last between 20-30 years, yet regular maintenance could extend the life of your unit. Replacing a furnace can be both costly and inconvenient, so ensuring your current unit is working as well as the first day you installed it is crucial, particularly as we approach the winter season.
3. Save On Your Energy Bill
Dust accumulation is common for poorly maintained furnaces, causing your furnace to work harder than needed to thoroughly heat your home. And according to Mass.Gov, space heating is the largest percentage of what a Massachusetts household spends on energy. This means we want our furnace to be as energy-efficient as possible.
If your energy bill is starting to increase, a furnace tune-up and cleaning is an easy way to reduce monthly costs with minimal effort on your part. By thoroughly cleaning and troubleshooting issues within your unit, your Pierce Refrigeration HVAC technician can make it easier (and more cost-efficient) for your furnace to heat your home.
4. Maintain Your Warranty
While furnace warranties tend to differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, many warranties often require regular maintenance by an HVAC technician to remain in effect. Take a look at your furnace’s warranty documents and, if maintenance by a licensed HVAC technician is required, be sure to schedule an annual tune-up soon. Regular tune-ups will ensure you are in compliance with your furnace warranty and help you and your family avoid costly repairs in the future.
5. Avoid carbon monoxide leaks
Carbon monoxide leaks are of great concern and ensuring your furnace is working properly can help keep your home and family safe. Carbon monoxide leaks in furnaces are often caused by cracks in the heat exchanger due to your furnace overworking to heat your home. During an annual tune-up, your Pierce Refrigeration HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect your heat exchanges, paying close attention to whether a crack has formed or will develop over time.
When it comes to carbon monoxide leaks, it’s best to take as many precautions as possible to keep you and your family safe. An annual tune-up will provide some peace of mind as you enter the colder season.
While scheduling an annual tune-up for your furnace is not the most exciting thing on your to-do list this winter, it’s critical in keeping your furnace working properly, safely, and efficiently. And your Pierce Refrigeration HVAC technician will make the process easy! Schedule your tune-up today – your future self will thank you.
If your question isn’t answered here, contact the Pierce Refrigeration team and one of our experts will guide you in finding your solution.
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