When Is the Best Time to Schedule Furnace Maintenance?

Just like your car, your heating system requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly all winter long. After all, nobody enjoys waking up to a cold house and non-functioning furnace on a frigid winter morning.

Yet many homeowners don’t think about routine maintenance for their furnace until wintertime – if at all. If you want to ensure your furnace is ready to handle the long winter ahead, now is the perfect time to schedule a preseason furnace inspection. Here’s why:

Avoid the Rush

Fall is a great time to schedule furnace maintenance because you will avoid the winter rush. Homeowners often do not think about having their furnace checked until cold weather hits and they need to turn their furnace on. By that point, it can be difficult to get an appointment that’s convenient for you.  

Avoid Costly Repairs

Emergency furnace repair can be costly but preseason maintenance can catch potential issues before they lead to system failure in the dead of winter. What’s more, a properly maintained furnace runs more efficiently and effectively, which can reduce the frequency of repairs over its lifespan.  

Improved Energy Efficiency

As we mentioned above, when a furnace is properly maintained, it works more efficiently by using less energy to heat your home. Less energy used means a smaller carbon footprint and lower energy bills for you.

Extended Equipment Life

Annual maintenance helps extend equipment life by ensuring all parts and components are operating as they should while addressing any that may need repair or replacement. Left unchecked, problems continue to get worse over time and may result in premature system failure. What’s more, some system manufacturers require regular preventive maintenance to be performed in order to keep warranties valid.

Increased Safety

Problems can develop within your heating system that can leak dangerous carbon monoxide into your home. Regular maintenance can detect these hidden issues so they can be addressed before they become a threat to the health of your family.

Overall Comfort

A well-maintained furnace is sure to keep your home more comfortable during those cold winter months by not having to struggle to do its job. And you can rest assured it will continue to keep your home toasty warm all season long.

It might be tempting to hold off on annual heating system maintenance, but the benefits of having the service performed greatly outweigh what might happen if you don’t. At Air Professional Associates, our highly skilled team of home comfort experts is ready to ensure that your furnace is in tip-top shape before the cold weather sets in. Contact us today to schedule your annual furnace inspection and rest easy all winter long.

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