Your annual fall checklist includes many things. Clean the gutters, disconnect hoses, inspect the roof. This year, make sure you add furnace maintenance to the list so you keep warm and cozy during the cold Grand Traverse County winter.
Having your furnace inspected regularly holds several advantages for homeowners. The chief benefit for you is being prepared for the coldest months of the north Michigan winter and unexpected problems with your furnace. Annual service maintenance on a heating unit can uncover small problems before they become big problems. Some of the ways fall furnace maintenance prepares you for winter include:
- Providing time to order replacement parts if any are needed
- Checking the efficiency of a furnace to make sure it can heat your home effectively throughout the winter months
- Allowing time to replace a new furnace if your old one has seen better days
You don’t want to be stuck out in the cold — literally — in the middle of winter while waiting several days for a replacement part to show up.
Another advantage of fall maintenance is the opportunity to check the efficiency of your furnace. Most furnaces will last as long as 20 years or more if properly maintained. Having a certified HVAC technician perform regular maintenance on your furnace helps the system to run more efficiently for longer. Cleaning, checking connections, lubricating moving parts and checking a system’s controls all help your heating unit operate at maximum efficiency. This saves you money both on your utility bills and on costly, preventable repairs.
Regular furnace maintenance can limit repairs over the life of a system. Fewer repairs mean your heating unit costs less to operate. You also have the advantage of staying comfortable during the winter rather than suffering through a lengthy furnace repair.
Stay warm this winter with a maintenance call this fall. Call the friendly pros at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbingto schedule your maintenance appointment today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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