5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check
Cooler weather is here, you will want to keep the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means your furnace has been turned on. Your furnace should be cleaned and checked by a professional, contact us to have one of our technicians from Vailes Home Services scheduled to check your heat.
You may think this maintenance is unimportant and you can save money by forgoing it, but you would be mistaken. Here are five reasons you should call to schedule your appointment today.
1. It Prevents Unexpected and Costly Breakdowns
When you schedule your furnace clean and check regularly on an annual basis, you are able to prevent breakdowns. By having one of our seasoned experts inspect and clean your system, he or she can spot any impending repairs or weaknesses. This alerts you so you can take care of the issue in a timely manner, circumventing middle-of-the-night emergencies when emergency services will cost you more.
2. It Saves on Monthly Energy Bills
By having your furnace cleaned regularly, which includes replacing or cleaning your filter, your furnace can work more efficiently, saving you energy. Once it gets dirty, airflow becomes diminished and blocked. This causes your furnace to work harder, using more energy to do the same amount of work it normally does under easier conditions.
3. It Keeps You and Your Family Safe
When your furnace is not inspected and cleaned, you run the risk of missing a possible unsafe issue or repair. Sometimes something as dangerous as a cracked heat exchanger can occur.
According to the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), this can leak toxic carbon monoxide into your Virginia home’s air, and you may not be aware of it at the beginning stages of the problem. By then, dangerous levels of the poisonous gas could already be in your home. One of our professional and highly trained technicians can spot and address safety issues prior to them becoming unsafe.
4. It Extends Your Furnace’s Life Span
Your furnace is meant to run smoothly and efficiently, with an expected life span of 15 to 20 years (for gas furnaces). When you neglect its annual clean and check, the dirt and dust accumulated inside builds up and causes problems.
This in turn forces your system to work harder, wearing down its parts sooner. Keeping things running smoothly helps your furnace live a long and healthy life.
5. It Keeps the Warranty Valid
Your furnace most likely came with a manufacturer’s warranty. Many of these warranties specify that regular maintenance needs to be performed to keep the system in tip-top shape and to prevent unneeded repairs. By not scheduling these maintenance appointments, your chance of incurring repairs increases and may void your warranty.
Schedule Your Furnace Clean and Check Today
To ensure the best results for both your furnace and your pocketbook, be sure to schedule your annual furnace clean-and-check appointment. Call one of our Vailes team members at 540-942-0198 or request service online to make your appointment today.