by Zona on October 28, 2016

5 Reasons It’s Time for Furnace Maintenance

Cold Weather ThermometerQueue the Game of Thrones references, because “winter is coming,” and with it comes cooler days, even colder nights, and an increased dependency on your home’s furnace and heating system.

This makes fall the best time to invest in maintenance on your furnace so that you can make sure that it works perfectly all winter long.

Unfortunately, too many homeowners put off this important step and risk finding themselves without warm, comfortable indoor air when they need it the most.

Why should you invest in furnace maintenance this season? Keep reading to find out:

1. The Temperatures are Dropping

Cooler days and nights are on the way, and this means that we’ll be spending more and more time indoors as the colder months settle in and using our furnaces every single day to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.

2. Professional Inspections Can Detect Issues

Calling a qualified heating expert for a checkup will help you identify any issues and repairs which need to be performed before your unit starts seeing regular, heavy use.

While it may be tempting to put off smaller repairs and hope that they go away, or never worsen, small issues can quickly escalate and result in a total system shutdown, or a dangerous gas leak which can put you and your family in danger.

3. Prevent Gas Leaks

A common problem which can plague furnaces are cracks in the heat exchange system, which can result in carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide is a gas which is odorless, colorless, and can be potentially deadly if too much is inhaled by you or your family members.

Because furnaces can begin leaking this gas if cracks and compromised areas are left untreated, it’s important to call for an inspection from a qualified professional who can assist you with repairing it.

4. You Haven’t Used Your Furnace All Summer

Home Air Filter ReplacementNot having your unit in use during the spring and summer months may not seem like a big deal, but months of inactivity can put added strain on your unit when it begins working again. If there are already existing issues, they can become exacerbated by the sudden heavy use and cause your system to fail.

This is why so many homeowners experience issues with their furnaces early on in the winter season: because their units haven’t been properly serviced and existing issues lead to large-scale compromises and failures.

 

5. Keep Energy Costs Low

Many homeowners avoid spending money to keep their furnaces well-maintained without realizing that their older, under-serviced unit is actually costing them more money over the long term. Units that aren’t serviced regularly run less efficiently, as small issues and unresolved repairs can compromise how well your furnace operates, and cause it to use more energy to produce regular levels of heat and comfort.

Trust in qualified experts who have your comfort in mind and call 317-881-9536 for maintenance and servicing from Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service, serving Greenwood, IN and surrounding areas. 

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