Want to make your furnace last as many years as it can so you can keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket? There’s no need to take on costly furnace replacements more often than you need to — instead, treat your existing furnace to regular preventative maintenance.
Why You Should Pay for Maintenance
If you’re like most people, you have so many expenses to consider. So, why should you add furnace maintenance to that list of costs if it’s not acting up to begin with?
It’s because it will extend the lifetime of your furnace by years. Most furnaces can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, but regular maintenance can extend that. Buying and installing a furnace can cost thousands of dollars, so it’s an investment worth protecting. Just as you wouldn’t buy a car and start skipping your oil changes to save money, it makes no sense to skip furnace maintenance either.
But furnace maintenance isn’t all about dollars and cents. There are other reasons to maintain them:
- You’ll be saving energy, which is good for the environment.
- You’ll reduce the risk of your home catching fire. Furnace fires occur during the winter months, and not maintaining them is one of the reasons for those fires.
- You’ll be protecting your health. An inspection can reveal any air quality issues that must be addressed.
How to Maintain Your Furnace
You can handle the basics yourself with very little knowledge about how a furnace works. You can easily inspect, clean, or replace your air filter. This only takes a couple of minutes and should be done at least monthly.
If you ignore changing your filter, it will get so dirty and clogged up that the airflow will be reduced, making your furnace work even harder than usual. It will also lead to an increased level of dirt and grime on your furnace’s parts, leading to the degradation of your entire furnace over time.
Leave the Technical HVAC Fixes to the Experts
When it comes to the more technical aspects of furnace maintenance, you should consult an expert. Our technicians will be able to spot any concerns far quicker than you could, and offer advice on the best plan of attack to get your system repaired. Plus, we offer a Rewards Club to help keep you on track with maintenance and save! Learn more.