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6 Reasons Why Furnace Maintenance is Important

Before the termination dust starts creeping down the Chugach range and we start pulling out our coats and scarves is the best time to have your furnace maintenance done. Here are six reasons why it is important to have it done before you need the heat!

Ensure Efficiency– Some of your furnace parts can wear down faster than others, especially when used extensively, as we tend to do in our cold Alaskan winters. Take your filter for example. The furnace needs to pull air to heat it and then push it through out the house. That filter can become clogged over heavy use. Then your furnace has to work harder to pull air through it, which decreases the efficiency of your unit.

Save Costs– When your furnace is running at peak efficiency, it doesn’t have to work as hard to produce the same amount of heat. Efficiency saves you money. Additionally, investing in regular maintenance reduces the risk of expensive repair or replacement costs down the road.

Decrease Risk of Failure– While there are no guarantees in life, having a professional check your unit once a year means they can catch any parts that are starting to get worn out and replace them. Professionals will also lubricate parts that might need it and check the electrical wiring. A professional is going to know when things are a concern and when they are good for another year. Having an HVAC professional inspect your machine gives you peace of mind knowing that you and your family will be warm through the winter.

Extend the Life of Unit– Buying a new furnace unit is an investment, and you want it to last as long as possible. Regular maintenance by a professional extends the life of your heating unit, enabling you to get more money out of your furnace purchase.

Maintain the Manufacturer’s Warranty– Not having your machine inspected and serviced regularly by a professional may or may not void the warranty. So it is important to double check your paperwork and know for sure.

Keeps Family Safe– Furnaces are designed to release carbon monoxide in the exhaust as part of normal operations. The carbon monoxide should be vented through an exhaust pipe to the outside of your house. Licenced professionals check for leaks in the exhaust pipe to make sure all of that carbon monoxide is exiting your home, and your family is not exposed.

Even though school is starting soon and your furnace is the last thing you may be thinking about right now, this is still the best time to have your machine serviced. You can get on a maintenance plan with your local HVAC professional, and they will likely contact you and remind you. It’s easy, simple, and well worth the time now. Then you can relax and enjoy a cosy, warm home this winter.