If you’re at all concerned about getting the best results from your furnace this winter, you need to schedule preventive maintenance for it as soon as you can. The longer you put it off, the more likely it is to come back and haunt you. Now, before the really cold temperatures arrive, is the ideal time to have it done so you can get ample warmth for low costs.
Preventive maintenance gets you prepared by making sure your heating system is running optimally. This is done through two main actions: cleaning all of the components and inspecting for damaged or worn-down parts. Cleaning the parts and lubricating moving components helps reduce unnecessary friction that reduces the efficiency of your furnace. Spotting and replacing parts that appear deteriorated will protect you from unexpected breakdowns in the middle of winter as you begin to rely on your furnace more and more.
Here are a few of the other steps performed to keep your furnace operating smoothly through the winter:
- Electrical connections get tightened
- Condensate drain cleared
- Thermostat settings verified
- System controls inspected
- Refrigerant levels adjusted
Getting maintenance done on your heating system each fall is also the best way to keep it operating like new for as long as possible. It will help you not only reach the average lifespan of 15 years, but hopefully get it to last several years more than that.
The savings in energy costs that your preventive maintenance creates throughout the winter will help you offset the minimal cost of the maintenance itself. Problems that can arise from neglect can be very expensive, depending on the severity. One of the greatest benefits of preventive maintenance is the peace of mind you get knowing you won’t have to worry about your family’s comfort this winter.
If you have not had a service check in over a year, you are due for one. To schedule preventive maintenance on your furnace contact Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating today. We have proudly served the mid-Ohio area since 1965.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, visit our website.
Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Mid-Ohio area.