Soon the leaves will be released from their trees and the long-sleeved shirts will come out from the closets. Fall is about to be upon us and, although the thermometer outside this week says otherwise, we need to start thinking about dropping temperatures and preventive heater maintenance.
Don’t get left out in the cold – have your furnace inspected
You wouldn’t drive a car without regular maintenance or oil changes. The same is true for your furnace or boiler. Home comfort systems are complicated pieces of mechanical equipment subject to breakdowns and repairs without proper maintenance. We recommend that furnaces be maintained annually in the fall prior to starting it up to reduce the chances of it breaking down in the dead of winter when it could become a danger.
Properly maintained HVAC systems can reduce your monthly energy bills
Annual maintenance programs will inspect and test all aspects of your system to ensure it runs at peak performance.
Technicians will check thermostat calibrations, tighten electrical connections, inspect condensate drains, clean and adjust the blower, check fuel line connections, lubricate moving parts, check system controls (start cycle, operation and shut-off sequence) as well as inspect gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchangers. They will also check for any leaks which could cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home.
When your home comfort system runs inefficiently it needs to work harder to produce heat which increases the risk for failure, repairs and higher energy bills. The cost of an annual maintenance program can improve your indoor comfort, extend the life of your HVAC system and ultimately save you money on your utility bills.