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The Importance of Following a Regular Furnace Maintenance Schedule

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Just picture it: You’re in the dead of winter, it’s 17 degrees outside and snowing, and your furnace won’t turn on. Many HVAC companies are in overdrive during the winter months, so you may not be able to get an appointment for a couple days.

Sure, you can bundle up and huddle around the oven, but the cold will take over soon enough. Not only do you have to worry about the comfort of you and your family, you also have to worry about your home! When temperatures inside the home drop, you run the risk of frozen pipes, which could burst, causing costly damage to your home.

Instead of worrying about the possibility of a stressful mid-winter situation, put your mind at ease with regular furnace maintenance. While we can’t promise that nothing will go wrong with your furnace even after you’ve had preventative maintenance performed, it does greatly decrease the chances of an issue popping up. Plus, you can save a little money by fixing small issues to prevent them from becoming larger, more costly ones.

When is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

Many people tend to put off furnace maintenance until a problem arises, meaning they go into winter crossing their fingers that nothing will go wrong. What if a major problem that costs hundreds of dollars to repair could have been prevented with a small fix earlier on?

That’s why we recommend having your furnace inspected at least once a year, preferably in the fall. Why? Your air conditioner has been the star of the show for several months now, which means your furnace has been dormant. But soon you’ll rely on it to keep you and your family warm for several months, so you should check and see if it’s up for the job.

What Does Preventative Maintenance Include?

Technicians at Jennings Heating and Cooling come into your home with the goal of making sure you’re getting the best value out of your equipment and that your home is safe. As part of our Rewards Club, our 15 point maintenance inspection includes:

  • Changing or cleaning air filters
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Checking for gas leaks
  • Performing a carbon monoxide test
  • Cleaning burners
  • Cleaning blowers
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Checking the pilot light
  • And more

In addition, we perform a whole house safety inspection and replace thermostat batteries on an annual basis.

Get Your Furnace Maintenance Schedule in Order

Have you been neglecting your furnace? It’s time to get on a regular maintenance schedule to ensure your equipment in running safely and efficiently. Contact our team to learn more about our Rewards Club!

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