Why does my furnace need routine maintenance?
When you make a substantial investment, such as purchasing a furnace, it is crucial you pay attention to the unit and ensure it receives regular maintenance.
A properly installed and maintained furnace is imperative to the comfort of your home. In some cases, the longevity of other expensive systems, like your piping system, are also at risk.
A yearly inspection will ensure your furnace is running efficiently, ensure all carbon monoxide is properly vented to the outside and check for any leaks. Annual maintenance is a small price to pay compared to the cost to repair or replace a neglected furnace or the cost of a hospital bill or death due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
HVAC 911 contractors are staffed by highly-trained and highly-qualified tradesmen and tradeswomen who understand the necessity of a functional furnace.
How often should my furnace be serviced?
We recommend all furnaces, regardless of age, undergo an inspection twice a year.
One inspection is best before the cold weather sets in so preventative maintenance can be completed.
Preventative maintenance prior to the start of the cold season will ensure your furnace operates at peak efficiency. This can lower your heating bill and prevent the unit from breaking down in the midst of a cold snap
Another routine service check is advisable shortly after the cold season ends. This is also a great time to have the unit cleaned.
What does regular furnace maintenance entail?
A qualified HVAC 911 affiliated contractor can inspect your furnace for dust buildup, ignition issues, clogged filters, electrical problems or other issues that may cause your furnace to stop working when you need it the most.
During a routine maintenance check, an HVAC specialist like the contractors of HVAC 911 also will inspect the safety mechanisms that prevent carbon monoxide from poisoning your home. They’ll investigate the heat exchanger for cracks. They’ll check the flue to ensure it’s venting properly.
In addition to a carbon monoxide inspection, they will change any filters and clean spots where dirt and grime have accumulated. They’ll examine all parts to see if any need replacing.
In addition to having your furnace inspected regularly, you should also install a carbon monoxide detector in your home to identify deadly gas leaks.