Short answer: yes! Schedule your service now!
Getting your furnace serviced at least once per year is an important part of HVAC health. The reason? Think about how hard your furnace worked last year during the coldest months. Clogs, dirt, and more can affect the efficiency and even how hot your heat may be. If you skip service on your HVAC system, you may be taking years off of your HVAC system’s life — and we’re not just saying this to be dramatic. The average modern day furnace can last around 15-20 years, but it all depends on how well you treat it. Anyone would much rather get 20 years from their furnace rather than 15, so make sure to keep up on your annual maintenance!
A faulty furnace can be both costly and deadly
The thing about furnace maintenance is you don’t want to wait until it’s not working entirely to get help. Not only will you be cold, but you also may experience issues if you’re not home or don’t catch it in time such as frozen pipes. A crack or leak can also go undetected and can spew hazardous and undetectable gasses into your home. Catching these things before you’re running your furnace constantly can help save you a headache — figuratively and literally.
What does a maintenance routine involve?
Your yearly “tune up” can vary depending on the type of system you have, so what a tune-up and maintenance for your heating system includes will also vary. Don’t get pulled in by companies offering a rate that’s too good to be true. These offers usually include less service than what’s normally done on a full tune up. Remember what mom said? “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. Expect to pay $100 to $200 on average for a decent tune.
With Home Air Plus, Inc scheduled furnace maintenance, we inspect HVAC systems for signs of wear and tear and try to nip any problems in the bud. We clean out your burners, check your heat exchange for any cracks or damage, and change your standard air filter. We check and service the blower, oil bearings in the motor, check the limit switch, and test the system operation. On newer style systems we also check the flame sensor and clean it, and clean the condensate line. While we believe that all furnace and HVAC systems can benefit long-term from yearly maintenance, it is doubly important for older furnaces that you may think may not have as much life left to them. This is just the short version of what we do at Home Air Plus to make sure your furnace is working at peak efficiency — we do more testing to keep your home running the best it can and keep you warm during those cold months.
Ready to schedule your furnace maintenance service? Contact us today to get started.