Furnace maintenance is vital for preventing damage to your heating system. Regular furnace inspections are one way to ensure your furnace gets the care it needs. Most homeowners frequently ask how often to have a furnace checked. HVAC professionals recommend having your furnace checked at least once annually to ensure optimal functionality.
The commonly recommended time for furnace inspections is before the start of winter. The period before winter is ideal for furnace inspections because it ensures your furnace will not fail when the icy weather arrives.
Furnaces are essential for keeping the house warm, and failure to have them periodically checked compromises their performance. Regular tune-ups will keep your furnace working and prevent unexpected performance failures.
Furnace checkups give HVAC technicians a chance to clean up the furnace and do maintenance work to improve its energy efficiency. A well-serviced furnace will consume less energy than a poorly maintained furnace, thus reducing your energy costs.
If neglected, the mechanical components of your heating system may sustain wear and tear that could affect their functionality. An HVAC technician will replace any worn parts on your furnace during inspections and lubricate them to restore efficiency.
Scheduling a furnace inspection before winter ensures you detect and repair any system problems on time to avoid higher hourly charges during winter. Additionally, having your furnace checked exposes areas that need minor repairs, thus saving you costs on major repairs when you neglect maintenance.
Periodic inspections can help ensure proper airflow in your heating system. Inspecting your furnace’s venting system will help resolve airflow restrictions that may strain your heating system. Fixing airflow restrictions will also extend your furnace’s lifespan and ensure you attain the desired heating for your home.
Manufacturers’ warranties are voided where the damages on an HVAC system result from a lack of maintenance. Having your HVAC checked every year keeps your manufacturer’s warranty intact, saving on future costs.
Regular HVAC inspections can help identify and resolve minor HVAC problems before they become major issues. Additionally, checkups allow for HVAC maintenance servicing such as cleaning and lubrication, which can prevent system malfunctions that call for repairs.
Furnace systems in most homes use natural gas or propane for fuel. An undetected furnace issue may result in a gas leak that could expose your home to high carbon monoxide levels. Exposure to carbon monoxide may pose multiple health and safety risks to you and your family. Therefore, we recommend scheduling periodic inspections to eliminate the possibility of a gas leak.
Filter checks are an essential part of HVAC inspections, which helps maintain excellent air quality in the home. Over time, dust and other allergens may accumulate in your heating system. During an inspection, an HVAC technician will replace dirty air filters to ensure the air in your home is free of contaminants.
Wire checks ensure your furnace’s wiring is not damaged or corroded. If your HVAC system has broken or loose wiring, you risk an electric malfunction that could lead to a fire. Inspecting and restoring damaged wiring in and around your furnace will protect you and your family from a fire hazards.
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