Dor-Mar HVAC technician performing a fall furnace tune-up in Columbus customer's home

Six Important Reasons Why You Should Tune Up Your Furnace Before Fall

Winter and her brutally cold temperatures is just around the corner. And because your home’s furnace is an essential part of surviving in central Ohio during the winter season, it’s a good idea to have it prepped for the cold sooner than later. If you wait until you actually need it (that is, when the temperatures plummet) then it will take longer to get routine service performed. Like most other busy heating and cooling companies, we will be busy handling emergency heating outages… and unfortunately, routine maintenance becomes a slightly lower priority.

A fall furnace tune-up will ensure your system operates properly and efficiently at all times for an increased level of comfort in your home. The last thing you want is to find yourself in the middle of a freezing night with no heat because of a malfunctioning furnace.

In this post, we’ll share with you some of the reasons to get a furnace professionally tuned before fall. Read on to discover six important reasons to get it done now.

1.     Increase the Lifespan Of Your Heating System with a Furnace Tune-up

Your furnace isn’t designed to last forever. It has a finite lifespan, typically 15 years. Without annual tune-ups, however, you may not get the best return on investment or the longevity it deserves. A furnace has many moving parts that need routine cleaning and adjustments to keep the whole system running smoothly. With good care, it can even surpass the 15-year mark.

2.     Routine Maintenance Saves Money

Your energy bills can climb during winter if your system is not running at peak performance. A neglected furnace loses its efficiency a lot faster, increasing the amount of strain on the system which leads to more energy consumption.

Regular tune-ups will not only reduce your heating costs, but also prevent minor problems that could lead to costly emergency repairs.

3.     HVAC Tune-Ups Improve Health and Safety for Your Family

Certain furnace parts are prone to increased risk of cracks as they age. Having them checked annually is extremely important to catch any potential safety threat. Otherwise, the cracks can lead to dangerous leaks of carbon monoxide. Our fully trained and certified HVAC repair technicians will catch seemingly minor problems that can cause major headaches.

4.     Improve Air Flow and Quality with Fall Furnace Maintenance

Non-maintained furnaces can have difficulty filtering and circulating the air. Dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate in the furnaces and fill your home with nasty air particles. Bad enough for the lungs of a healthy person, but potentially devastating for someone with breathing troubles like allergies or asthma.

An annual inspection, cleaning, and replacement of any worn parts (especially furnace filters) will help maintain proper air pressure to keep your home warm, comfortable and safe all winter long.

5.     Maintain Your HVAC System Manufacturer’s Warranty

Just like most major mechanical home appliances, furnaces include some kind of manufacturer’s warranty. Most manufacturers require regular maintenance be performed by a licensed and certified HVAC technician to keep that warranty valid. Denied coverage means you’ll have to foot the bill if the furnace breaks down. And that usually happens at the most inconvenient times, like when the outside air temperature is below freezing.

6.     Plan for the Future (for Furnace Replacement)

Every furnace loses some of its efficiency every year, and minimizing that is reason enough for servicing your system regularly. Don’t wait until it breaks down, because the unexpected huge replacement costs can delay a new installation. This means your family will have to deal with the extreme temperatures during the coldest part of winter.

When we perform routine maintenance on your furnace, our certified HVAC professionals keep you fully informed of the exact condition of your furnace, and help you prepare for future replacement. This way, you won’t be surprised when it’s time to replace your furnace, but you will have more than enough time to budget for it.

There you have it! It’s best to take the time to schedule for a professional furnace tune-up before the cold weather kicks in. Also, make sure you always work with licensed and reputable HVAC professionals.

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