With temperatures down in the 60s, it’s “California Cold.” You might already be using your heating system to keep warm at night. But if you have a furnace, is it ready for temperatures to get even colder? What we mean is, have you scheduled or planed for maintenance yet?
This is the best way to ensure that you do everything in your power to prevent furnace repairs this winter. You typically want this job done before cold weather arrives, which makes now the perfect time to get it done. Fortunately, you can count on quality, trustworthy maintenance with our team. But what does this afford you?
Safer Furnace Operation
This is the most important reason to stay on top of your annual furnace maintenance appointments. The last thing you need is to worry about your furnace being a danger during the winter. This is mostly a concern for gas-powered heaters, which are typically the most common type in our area.
During a furnace inspection, our technicians run through a number of things they must check to ensure there are no places where the furnace may develop safety hazards. The biggest concerns with a gas furnace are a cracked heat exchanger and/or a loose gas line. The peace of mind you’ll have after your maintenance session is well worth the tune-up.
Prevent Repair Needs
When temperatures drop low enough, chances are you don’t want to scramble to call for sudden repairs because your furnace abruptly stopped working. We provide exceptional, trustworthy furnace repairs, but we would like to help you avoid them if at all possible! A tune-up is your best chance of getting through winter without an interruption in heating service.
Maintenance also stops smaller repair needs and inconveniences that can quickly add up in both money and time wasted. In fact, staying on top of your regular maintenance sessions can prevent up to 85% of the repairs a furnace may need over its service life! This brings us to our next point…
Longer Service Life
Speaking of that service life—you do want your furnace to last for many years before you have it replaced. An early heating system replacement is costly, but maintenance will help the system achieve the longest possible efficient service life.
Keep Heating Costs Down
A furnace that doesn’t receive its regular tune-ups and cleanings will begin wearing down faster. With problems like excessive friction on the motors and burners, and dirty system components, your furnace will drain more energy to run than would otherwise be necessary, causing an increase in your heating bills.
Maintain Your System Warranty
The warranty for many furnaces only stays current if that furnace receives its annual inspection from a licensed HVAC contractor. This is because maintenance truly does help your heating system perform better and last longer. Ensure your furnace keeps this important protection so you aren’t surprised by costly repairs—or worse, a sudden need to replace your furnace—that you aren’t covered for!