Does your HVAC contractor practically nag you about ensuring you get routine maintenance for your home heating and cooling systems? If so, we’re not surprised, and we do the same for our clients. Because of this, we get asked all the time, “What are the benefits of HVAC maintenance?” Folks want to know what makes this seemingly routine service so important, and we’re more than happy to give you the answers.
There are many reasons why you should make an annual furnace checkup a part of your fall routine.
1. Reduce Your Energy Bill by Up to 30%
With regular maintenance, your home furnace will run efficiently throughout the cold season. When the maintenance is performed, correct air flow is measured, moving parts are lubricated, electrical connections are tightened, condenser and evaporator coil are inspected, gas pressure is inspected and blower components are inspected and adjusted. Every part of the furnace will work at its full capacity and this will increase its efficiency thus lowering the utility bill costs.
2. Reduces Breakdown and Repair
Routine maintenance and repairs are vital to any home appliance, including your furnace. Early detection of minor issues helps prevent major breakdowns, and repairs can help extend the life of your furnace. Taking care of minor repairs as soon as you notice them allows you to avoid bigger and more expensive problems later on.
Worn-out parts, faulty motors, and clogged filters are all common issues that can be resolved with regular repairs. Addressing these issues promptly helps keep your furnace running efficiently without major problems.
3. Extend The Life Of Your Furnace
It’s no secret that routine furnace maintenance helps keep your heating unit in peak working order. The cleaner, better maintained your furnace is, the longer your furnace will last. A professional service will not just clean, they will test and check all the elements of your furnace in order to catch an issue before it is too late, check safety controls, and make sure you know where your furnace stands. Expanding the lifespan of your furnace means extra money in your pocket and getting the most out of the cost of your furnace.
4. Better Indoor Air Quality
Air circulation through your home is essential for keeping the air quality at an acceptable level. The furnace uses air filters to rid the air of dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens, which helps keep the air in your home clean and healthy. When you continuously change the air filters, your furnace works more effectively and efficiently.
However, when you don’t change the filters or neglect repairs, your furnace can’t circulate the air effectively, resulting in poor indoor air quality. This can cause problems such as allergies and respiratory issues.
5. Ensures proper airflow
During the furnace maintenance, the technician will check the heating system and make sure that it is receiving the proper airflow. Limited or restricted air flow places an unnecessary strain on the home furnace and this can lead to a shortened lifespan and increased repairs. Moreover, getting your checked will save you time. You do not need to wait for long on a cold chilly night for a technician to come and help you out. Avoiding regular maintenance could result in needing some repair issues like, furnace frequent shut-offs, furnace water leaks, and unusually high energy bills.
6. Stay Warm, Safe and Happy During the Winter
When you get an annual furnace tune up before winter begins, you can find out if the furnace will serve you efficiently throughout the entire season. The last thing you want is to be awoken by the freezing cold at 2 a.m. on a -20℃ morning because the furnace broke down.
Knowing the condition of your furnace before the cold weather kicks in will save you all that grief. For example, if all the maintenance in the world can’t save your furnace, you’ll have plenty of time to replace it before the first frost.
To make sure that you get the best results from your furnace, you should research the options and purchase the best brand available to you. A good-quality furnace is effective and will last you a long time.
Contact BAP Heating today to schedule an appointment for Furnace repair & installation service in Guelph, Erin, Rockwood, Fergus, ON, and surrounding areas by B.A.P. Heating & Cooling Services understands the importance of timely repairs and will dispatch a licensed technician to your home within 24 hours. They will inspect your furnace, identify the problem and provide you with a written quote for the repair. Upon your approval, they will begin the repair work that is needed.