With winter around the corner, Aspen Creek Heating and Air knows that if you’re a homeowner, it’s time to tune-up your furnace to prevent a breakdown when the cold settles in. Our experts are certified, and our company specializes in helping to maintain your entire HVAC system, now and all year long. Here are some reasons to attend to your furnace without delay.
More reliable and fewer breakdowns
By properly maintaining your furnace system and the parts within it clean, well lubricated and dust free, you will get the most out of your furnace, which means less cost in the long run and maybe even less expensive heating bills.
Reduced consumption of energy
Clean systems, in general, run smoothly and efficiently; so ensure yours is running at its optimum for best results. Dirty filters, misadjusted gas valves, and burners mean too much gas is being used, and perhaps even carbon monoxide is being emitted. A dirty heat exchanger can prevent heat from entering the air and cause heating costs to rise by as much as 20%.
House fires and carbon monoxide poisoning
These are dangerous results from unmaintained furnaces. Protect your family and home from this unnecessary loss. Faulty heating systems are one of the leading causes of house fires every year, and approximately 1,700 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning, while a significant number are hospitalized. Your furnace system should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year, depending on usage.
Your furnace will run quieter and more efficient, burning up fewer parts and costing you less too! If you have been putting off installing a new system, perhaps now is the time to speak with someone about your options. It WILL save you a lot of money in the long run, not to mention, life will be a lot cozier.
When you maintain your furnace, the warranty of your system remains valid for the extended amount of time. This is why you will often see the inspection stickers on furnaces displayed.
So what exactly will be done during this inspection? Well, here is just a sample of what SHOULD be done:
- Clean the heating system of dirt and debris, including filters
- Check that all controls are safely operating
- Check the thermostat settings
- Electrical components and voltage
- Lubricate moving parts
- Ensuring the condensation drain is not clogged or obstructed
- Check system startup and shutdown for optimization
- Pilot and gas pressure adjustment
- Written assessment on what was performed
- Maintenance proposal for the following year
- Offer money saving tips such as changing to a programmable thermostat
Now that you are aware how important it is to tune-up your furnace to prevent a breakdown, don’t you think it’s time to call the professionals at Aspen Creek Heating and Air? Don’t take chances with just any HVAC company; seek out professionals that are tried, true, the best at what they do, Aspen Creek Heating and Air.