While there are many ways to heat a home today, most families still rely on a classic electric or gas furnace because these fuels and the equipment are both widely available. Yet these heating devices are particularly reliant on routine maintenance. Failing to invest in an annual inspection and tune-up could leave you paying tens of thousands of dollars for fire restoration, or at least shivering through the winter due to insufficient heating. An inexpensive annual tune-up offers these three benefits.
Lower Monthly Bills
Spending a little money on maintenance pays off over the course of the entire winter and spring. Cleaning and maintaining the furnace allows it to operate at peak efficiency, producing more heat and using less fuel. An efficient furnace is also essential during blizzards, ice storms, and other winter emergencies. A poorly functioning heating appliance can use up the last of your fuel when you can't get any more delivered, or it can fail to produce enough heat no matter how high you turn it up at the thermostat.
Reduced Need for Repairs
Furnace malfunctions and break downs always seem to happen when you don't have any spare money on hand to cover the costs of repairs. Want to run your furnace for longer with fewer unexpected expenses? Take care of it with an annual tune-up. When a technician can catch a worn out part or other problem early and fix it before the wear and tear spreads to the rest of the furnace, Handling small repairs before they grow into big ones reduces what you spend on repairs and maintenance over the lifespan of the equipment. This is especially valuable when you're trying to get another few years out of an older model that needs eventual replacement.
A clean and properly running furnace produces less dangerous fumes. Annual inspections also catch problems with vents that could expose your family to dangerous or even deadly carbon monoxide.
If you're looking for furnace maintenance services, contact Heany Plumbing and Heating today. From fixing a plumbing problem to any HVAC need, let our experts do the work!