A good heating system is crucial to having a comfortable winter experience. While installing a good furnace may seem like the only investment you need to make to make your winter enjoyable, it isn’t. Like every appliance, your furnace will require regular maintenance.
If you just got a new furnace or have been avoiding getting tune-ups because of the expense, here are some benefits of having a yearly furnace tune-up.
Increases Furnace Longevity
An average furnace can last well over a decade. But an annual tune-up can give your furnace an extra five years of durability and longevity. Tune-ups ensure that dust and debris accumulated with furnace use don’t affect its performance and efficiency.
Ensures Early Fault Detection
You may need to do some repairs on your furnace once in a while, but they are better caught early to prevent long-term damage and costs. Especially during cold snaps, heating companies get swamped with appointments, meaning you may have to wait a day or two before you can emergency service. Regular maintenance can find issues early and prevent that stress.
Annual furnace tune-ups don’t just save you from the costs and inconvenience of emergency repairs, they help you detect faults early before they escalate.
Ensures Safe Heating
Your furnace produces heat by burning fuel, but carbon monoxide is produced when fuel is not fully burned. Poor maintenance of your heating system can cause this poisonous chemical to leak into your home, putting your health at risk. Carbon monoxide buildup mostly results from blockages or leaks in your exhaust pipe. A tune-up can quickly solve this minor problem.
In addition, inhaling carbon monoxide can be life-threatening, even to the extent of causing brain damage. Therefore, annual maintenance of your heating system should be at the top of your priority list.
Lowers Operational Costs
The higher the efficiency of your heating system, the lower the operational costs and vice-versa. Every tune-up leaves your furnace fully conditioned and working as well as new. After a tune-up, your furnace will most likely require less energy to work, and still be providing you with the warmth you need.
Furthermore, you are free from emergency repairs costs which are more expensive because of their high demand in the winter months.
Helps You Understand the State of Your Heater
It’s important to understand how your furnace is functioning and what upcoming repairs it could need. Regular furnace tune-ups allow you to understand the current condition of your heating system. In addition, your service provider can give you a general overview of the performance of your furnace.
Subsequently, you could request information on the estimated lifespan of your heating system and the parts that may require repairs and replacements so you can start saving up to meet the need.
From the points above, it’s clear that the advantages of having annual tune-ups outweigh the disadvantages. Because of the complexities of your furnace and heating system, it’s best to contact a professional to do these annual tune-ups for the best results.