Fall is the perfect time for a fall furnace tuneup to make sure it’s ready to keep your home warm and cozy during the winter. Hiring a professional to inspect your furnace lets you face the lower temperatures without worrying about whether your unit is up to the task of heating your home effectively. Here are three key benefits that come from having your unit inspected and serviced by an expert.
- Increased lifespan – By performing such tasks as lubricating the unit’s motors and bearings and cleaning and inspecting the burner and the heat exchanger, the technician ensures that these critical parts are much less likely to fail. Properly maintained components can extend the furnace’s useful life and keep you from having to replace the unit prematurely.
- Savings – If a furnace is energy efficient, your energy bills are lower than if the unit is performing poorly. During your fall furnace tuneup, the service professional can test the rate of airflow coming from the unit and make certain energy is not being wasted. The furnace then operates more effectively with less fuel, resulting in reduced energy costs.
- Safety – Furnace safety is an important part of any tuneup and gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you and your family are not at risk due to a faulty unit. One very important test during a tuneup is checking to see if the unit is producing any carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. All the safety controls on the furnace need to be tested as well. In addition, the inspector should ensure that no combustible materials are near the unit.
A fall furnace tuneup from a qualified expert will uncover any outstanding problems and get your unit performing at peak efficiency as the cold season approaches. To schedule an appointment or for more expert advice on other issues related to home comfort , contact the experts at Stack Heating & Cooling. We have served the Cleveland area since 1976.
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