Attention furnace and boiler owners across the country! It is that time of year again. It’s the time of year when prepare of the icy cold winter season ahead, and as part of the preparation process, every home needs to have their furnace or boiler serviced for the season. There are many reasons why every home should have this service performed, and ignoring this reminder will only increase your chances of having problems this winter.
Why Should You Maintain Your Furnace or Boiler Yearly?
- Breakdown Prevention: Furnaces and boilers that break down frequently tend to also be the systems that are not regularly maintained. Dust can be destructive to the inside of a heating system, and could cause a wide variety of problems within the system. These are costly, inconvenient repairs that you won’t have to regularly make if you have the system cleaned every fall.
- Energy Efficiency: A dust filled furnace cannot create heat as easily as a furnace that is clean. The furnace has to burn through layers of dust and debris and this causes a significant drop in efficiency every year the system goes without proper maintenance.
- Lifetime Expansion: With proper care, a furnace or boiler could last 20 to 25 years. However, if you do not clean the furnace regularly, you will be lucky if it last 15 years before suffering damage serious enough to warrant replacement.
- Improved Comfort Levels: A furnace that has an easier time creating heat will create more comfort for the home as well.
- Warranty Compliance: If your furnace is still covered by a warranty, you need to have maintenance checks performed yearly. This is a requirement set by manufacturers. They do this because they don’t want to constantly replace parts on systems that aren’t cleaned. This alone if further proof of the importance of having the system cleaned to prevent breakdowns.
Maintenance is Essential
When you consider all of these points, it is easy to see why maintenance is essential to proper furnace function. So, contact your local HVAC professional today and schedule your maintenance check before the winter is knocking down your door.