With summer vacations coming to an end, and back to school salesbeginning, once again we are reminded that cool weather is not so far off. Now is the time to begin preparing your house for the winter months ahead and schedule a service check before the cold gets here. Failing to have a regular check of your furnace can not only turn into a costly mistake, butcan also result in a long and uncomfortable winter for you as well.
An average service call can help ensure that your furnace will not break down in the middle of the night and often will also meet the needs of your manufactures warranty and sometimes your homeowner's insurance.
A regular call may include checking some if not all of the following:
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels
- Gas operating pressure
- Flame signal strength
- Operational controls
- Visual inspection of the chimney or exhaust
- Temperature rise through the appliance
- Operational check
Experts say a regular service call can cost around $100.00 and is usually similar for both gas and oil furnaces. This is a small cost for the security and peace of mind provided that an energy maintenance provider can give you as a homeowner. A regular call or adjustment can detect carbon monoxide leaks, prevent the development of hazardous conditions, and reduce dust and bacteria. This type of preventative action will ensure that you and your family are protected throughout the winter.
Another benefit of having your furnace serviced before the winter months come is that a properly tuned up furnace can result in significant savings on your monthly energy bill. Regular care and maintenance of your furnace will increase its lifespan and help reduce your monthly heating bills by ensuring your furnace is operating at peak efficiency.
If you have any questions regarding the care and maintenance, or the servicing of your furnace, contact Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc., today for expert advice, as well as guidance on all your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning needs.
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Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Mid-Ohio area.
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