Winter brings storms and cold air. We all want to keep that cold outside and enjoy a healthy, comfortable environment inside our home. Keeping your furnace maintained during these cool months will help ensure that you and your family are safe and warm, and that your furnace is working efficiently. Regular maintenance will also save you money now and down the road.
3 Reasons to Schedule a Furnace Tuneup Today
The weather turned cold early this year in our area. If your furnace has been keeping you warm, especially through the cold nights this fall, then you may not have thought about getting a licenced technician out to take a look at it yet.
Nothing is more important than the safety of your family. Annual furnace maintenance can help avoid the most dangerous safety concerns; carbon monoxide leaks, fire, outages, and air quality. Carbon monoxide (CO) leaks affect thousands in the United States each year. It can happen to anyone. Anna Faris and her family were exposed to carbon monoxide during the Thanksgiving holiday this year. CO is colorless and odorless. Exposure symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea and can be mistaken for the flu or other illnesses. CO leaks are responsible for hundreds of deaths each year. But there are steps you can take to avoid carbon monoxide leaks in your home. The CDC recommends an annual furnace inspection to reduce the chance of CO leaks, and properly installing CO detectors. Our licensed technicians test for carbon monoxide leaks, detect gas leaks, and make certain the exhaust is venting properly as part of our maintenance service. Carbon monoxide is not the only safety concern. In a previous post, we talked about fire safety, which is always important. Another safety concern is being too cold.
Reduce the chance of your furnace going out when you need it most, and stay warm all winter with regular maintenance. Just like changing the oil and air filter in your car, furnace maintenance prevents damage and breakdowns. Don’t wait until your furnace goes out to have an expert come out to repair it. If you find that you are using space heaters for supplemental heat in rooms, there may be an airflow problem in your vents or another issue within your furnace. You can avoid poor performance and furnace breakdown during the coldest weather by getting a furnace tuneup, and changing your air filter as recommended by the manufacturer.
Changing your air filter regularly will also improve the air quality in your home. Allergens and dust that are caught by the air filter build up over time. Most manufacturers recommend changing your air filter every three to six months. A clean air filter will be more effective at catching those small particles and letting air flow through your HVAC system for better air quality and higher efficiency.
Old or new, a tuneup will improve the efficiency of your furnace and comfort in your home. Routine maintenance can improve the energy efficiency of your furnace up to 25% no matter its age. An older furnace may need burners cleaned and soot build-up removed to run more efficiently. A trained technician can run a diagnostic to determine what your older furnace needs to improve efficiency. If your HVAC system is new, a tuneup may be required to maintain the warranty. Was your furnace installed over the summer? Trained technicians can adjust your system so that each room is getting the best airflow for efficient heating in your home during these cold months.
Regular maintenance saves money over the life of your furnace. The cost of a furnace tuneup is small compared to the savings you will see with the maintenance.
- Keeping the furnace running efficiently will save you money on heating bills.
- Small repairs made during a tuneup prevent more expensive repairs down the road. Emergency service calls are expensive. HVAC repair and even furnace breakdown can be avoided with annual maintenance by a trained technician.
- Regular maintenance extends the life of your furnace. A furnace that is tuned up annually can work up to 50% longer than one that is not maintained properly.
Call Advanced Air Systems Today
As we move into the coldest months of the year, it is important to have a trained technician give your furnace a tuneup for safety, efficiency, and to save money. Call us today at (360) 693-1757 to make an appointment, and we will send our licensed technician to your home to make sure that your furnace is working safely, efficiently, and saving you money.
We Can Make It Easier For You
Let us remind you when it is time to do maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems. Our Comfort Assurance Program saves you time and money. We will remind you when it is time to set up an appointment for maintenance, and our skilled HVAC technicians can help keep your furnace running safely and efficiently while saving you money. We can help with your air conditioning maintenance too! Just let us know that you want to see us for maintenance in the spring and we will be there to help make sure your AC is running smoothly for those hot summer months. Call us today at (360) 693-1757 to get more information about the Comfort Assurance Program.