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Is It Too Early to Have Your Furnace Maintained?


It’s not even fall yet, so why would we be talking about furnace maintenance? Because if you’re not prepared for the change in weather, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise when fall does hit.

Scheduling a fall heating system tune-up is essential to making sure that heater works as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. And the best time to have this service done is before you need the HVAC system the most—so in the case of your furnace, fall. But, is it worth it? How will furnace maintenance really benefit you? Read on to find out!

Safer Operation

This is the most important part of furnace maintenance. The last thing you need to worry about is that your furnace may become a danger during the winter. This is mostly a concern for natural gas furnaces, which are the most common type found in homes.

During your furnace maintenance, our technicians run through inspection checks that look for areas where your furnace may develop safety hazards, like a cracked heat exchanger or loose gas line. The peace of mind you’ll gain from this is worth it all on its own, but this certainly isn’t the only benefit of professional furnace maintenance.

Prevent Sudden Repair Needs

When temperatures drop this winter, you won’t want to scramble to call for repairs if something goes wrong with your furnace. Could you imagine being without a furnace on one of the chilliest nights of the year?

At AW Heating & Cooling, we provide 24-hour service. However, we’d love to help you avoid furnace problems in the first place by making sure you have a reliable system. Maintenance gives your furnace the best chance of coming through the winter without any interruption in service.

Routine tune-ups also help stop smaller repair issues and inconveniences that will add up to both money and time wasted. In fact, staying on top of your regular maintenance appointments could prevent 85% of the repairs a furnace may need over its service life!

Extend Your Furnace’s Lifespan

Speaking of that service life, it goes without saying that you’ll want your furnace to last for many years before you ever need to replace it. A premature furnace replacement is an expense we’re sure you’d like to avoid. Maintenance will help your furnace achieve the longest possible efficient service life.

Keep Heating Costs from Spiking

A furnace that doesn’t receive routine maintenance and cleaning will wear down faster than one that does. With problems like extra friction on the motors, or burners that are struggling to produce enough heat, your furnace will drain more power to run, causing an increase in your heating bills. Maintenance helps a furnace retain 95% of its energy efficiency rating throughout its lifespan.

Maintain Your Furnace’s Warranty

The manufacturer’s warranty for many furnace systems only remains current if that heater has an annual inspection and tune-up from a licensed HVAC contractor. Make sure your furnace keeps this important protection!

When you’re ready to schedule your Maumee, OH heating maintenance, contact “Your Comfort Specialists” at AW Heating & Cooling.

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