It’s important to have a heating system that you can rely on throughout the winter season, which is why you shouldn’t forget to schedule an annual furnace tune-up. In this blog, heating and air conditioning contractor Bartlett discusses the benefits that can be derived from sticking to an annual furnace tune-up routine.
Prevention of Inconvenient Breakdowns — Your furnace almost always runs at full capacity during the winter season, which increases the likelihood of a breakdown. Winter also happens to be the busiest time of year for repairs. Rather than risk spending several days in a freezing-cold home while waiting for an HVAC technician to show up, schedule a furnace tune-up in the fall. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you’ll enjoy a comfortable, cozy winter in your home.
Lower Repair Costs and Increased Energy Savings — Home components such as roofs, gutters and HVAC systems are subject to wear and tear, and therefore require regular maintenance. Neglecting these components can result in costly repairs. Scheduled maintenance, such as furnace tune-ups, can help you save on furnace repair costs. A well-maintained, efficient furnace will be at peak efficiency and won’t consume as much fuel, resulting in energy savings. In addition to keeping your furnace in its best shape, annual inspections can extend its expected life span.
Reduced Risk of Health and Fire Hazards — A typical furnace tune-up process includes inspecting the electrical wiring, burners and safety controls, and performing repairs as needed. Worn-out wiring or cracks in the heat exchanger can be dangerous, either as a fire hazard or a source of carbon monoxide leaks. These risks can be alleviated with regular inspections.
Convenient Maintenance Agreements — Lack of proper maintenance is one of the exclusions in a typical HVAC warranty. This means warranty coverage can be voided if the homeowner doesn’t keep up with required maintenance. Ask your HVAC technician if they offer maintenance agreements, as this can save you time and effort on finding an available technician every year.
Call Bartlett for Your Heating and Air Conditioning Needs
Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning is your leading provider of heating and air conditioning installation and repair services. Give us a call at (630) 504-7855 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Bartlett, Bloomingdale, and Elgin, IL.