5 Reasons You Should Get a Furnace Tune-Up Annually
How often do you think about your furnace? You rely on it to get you through inclement weather and freezing temperatures, but do you take as much care of it as you should? If your furnace has been neglected, it can cause more than just the inconvenience of waiting for someone to make a service call. The expert team at Lancaster Brothers came up with these five good reasons to get your furnace tuned up annually, and give it the TLC it deserves.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Over time, the internal parts of a furnace wear down and stop working properly. This forces the system to work harder overall and puts a strain on your furnace as well as your utilities. Regular tune-ups can help reduce this wear, because technicians tighten loose parts, replace worn components, check electrical connections, and lubricate moving parts to keep your furnace running in tip-top condition. When your furnace is running efficiently, you’ll save money on your energy bills.
Reduces Carbon Monoxide
If you have a gas furnace, carbon monoxide is a real concern. Your furnace’s heat exchanger is made of metal that expands and contracts every time that your furnace heats up and cools back down. Over time, this can cause the walls of your heat exchanger to develop cracks. These cracks allow carbon monoxide to leak out and spread throughout your home. By having it serviced regularly, you’re ensuring that things are running smoothly as well as reducing your risk of CO poisoning. It’s also a good idea to invest in a carbon monoxide detector for your home. They are easily found at home improvement stores and are inexpensive to buy.
Reduces Emergency Repairs
A regular tune-up is a perfect time to catch any potential issues before they become a huge problem. Not only will you save money by avoiding large repairs, but you’re less likely to face a furnace breakdown in the middle of winter when you need your furnace the most.
Increases the Lifespan of Your Furnace
One broken or worn out part in a furnace can put a serious strain on the whole system. While it may not cause a total breakdown, it can still cause other parts to wear out faster, reducing the overall life of your furnace. When you keep things running smoothly, your furnace lasts longer and your budget can breathe easier. Considering the price of a new furnace, you want to make sure yours lasts as long as possible.
Maintains the Manufacturer’s Warranty
Several manufacturers include regular tune-ups as part of the warranty stipulations, so it’s vital to make sure you’re getting things taken care of on time and on an ongoing basis. When something breaks that is under warranty, you want to make sure the cost will be covered. Don’t let lack of regular maintenance cost you big later.
Be Prepared with a Lennox Home Comfort System
If you think your current heating system is too old and you are worried about staying warm in a bitter winter storm, you’ll need a new furnace. We recommend a Lennox Home Comfort System for its high quality and energy efficiency. Interested? Call us and we’ll fill you in on the great deals going on with Lennox.