Your furnace is the single most important aspect of keeping your Woodlake, Virginia, home comfortable throughout fall and winter. That's why regular preventative maintenance is so integral. With annual or biannual tuneups, you can ensure that your furnace keeps humming along. If you're on the ropes about whether to schedule a furnace tuneup, consider the following benefits.
Avoid Holiday Catastrophes
The earlier you get a furnace tuneup, the lower the chances that you'll have a catastrophe when you need your furnace most. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, you tend to run your system more as you entertain guests. By scheduling a tuneup in the fall, you can rest easy knowing you won't have to call us during the busy holidays. Not only will you avoid longer wait times for service but you'll take one task off your plate when things get hectic.
Increase the Lifespan of Your System
According to many manufacturers, a furnace typically lasts 15 to 20 years. After that, the chances of your furnace breaking down goes up drastically. However, you can prolong the life of your system with a tuneup. This routine maintenance helps pinpoint any potential problem areas, while lubricating vital furnace components and replacing any parts as needed. When done regularly, this enables your system run smoothly for 20 years and maybe even beyond.
Lower Your Energy Bills
According to a study from Energy Star, the average homeowner spends up to 29 percent of their total energy bills on heating. With such an exorbitant cost tied to heating, it's important to figure out ways to curb the expense.
With a fall furnace tuneup, your furnace works far more efficiently and doesn't have to work overtime to produce the results you expect. That means you have more cash to spend on friends, family or yourself.
Get Your Furnace Working Great Before You Need It
Another advantage of scheduling a fall furnace tuneup is that you can ensure your system works properly before you need it. Temperatures in September and October are relatively mild in Virginia, so even if it takes us a few hours to complete the tuneup, you won't be out in the cold.
It also gives you a chance to test your system. There's nothing worse than turning on your furnace on one of the coldest days of the year only to find out it blows nothing but frigid air.
Keep Your Warranty
If you've purchased a furnace recently or moved into a home with a relatively new furnace, it probably comes with an extended warranty. However, the fine print usually dictates that you must perform routine maintenance to keep the warranty valid.
If you let your service lapse, it may void the warranty and leave you at the mercy of the manufacturer's policies. Hopefully, nothing goes wrong. But if it does, you may pay a higher repair bill or, worse, replace the entire system.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality becomes especially important during fall and winter, when people become more susceptible to colds, flu and other illnesses. Fortunately, you can improve your indoor air quality with a tuneup. When we conduct our tuneup, we test for gases like carbon monoxide, which can back up into your home if the furnace runs improperly. Carbon monoxide can cause illness and even death if undetected, putting your entire family at risk.
During the tuneup, we'll also replace the furnace filter. This filter is responsible for removing harmful particulates, debris and dust from the air. It's the first line of defense from airborne illnesses, so ensuring that it's clean is tantamount to a victory over viruses, bacteria and mold. A clean air filter also allows air to flow seamlessly, putting less stress on the furnace.
With a bevy of benefits, there's no reason not to schedile a furnace tuneup. Your system and your family will thank you. Contact Air Excellence, Inc. today at 804-885-3888 to make sure your heating system can handle the upcoming winter.
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