Regular maintenance of your heater or furnace is crucial to prevent breakdowns, high energy bills, and even dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. It is recommended that the homeowner clean the filters, the furnace ducts, and the blower three or four times a year. However, your heating system requires a yearly checkup from a NATE certified professional.
Making sure that your heater or furnace is operating at full capacity makes it possible for you to continue to be comfortable in your home, all while saving you money on your energy bill. Even more importantly, poorly maintained heating or furnace is likely to begin leaking carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can cause flu-like systems, disorientation, and even death.
Carbon monoxide is capable of leaking through cracks that are invisible to the naked eye. This is the most important reason why your furnace needs to be inspected once a year by a professional.
A yearly checkup from a professionally trained HVAC technician also ensures that your machine is running cleanly and efficiently. A service technician will clean the heating system, check all of the controls for safety, inspect the thermostat, check the electronic connections and balance the voltage between the system’s components, and make sure that all moving parts are lubricated.
Keeping your heater or furnace in top shape puts less strain on the system. When there is less strain on the system, your heating system does not have to work as hard to keep your home warm. A well-maintained heater also reduces wear and tear on the system components and decreases the chance that they will break. HVAC experts say that 75% of the calls they receive related to a broken heater are a result of poor maintenance.
Be sure to schedule a routine checkup for your heater or furnace BEFORE Winter! You don’t want to pay for expensive repairs while you are stuck in the cold.
Mark your calendars and be sure to call the experts at Home Comfort USA.