Homeowners in Luke, MD, are preparing for colder weather. Scheduling furnace maintenance should top your priority list before you turn the heating system on for the season. Here are five benefits of getting early fall furnace maintenance:
Improved Indoor Air Quality
As your furnace runs, it collects small airborne contaminants on the heat exchanger and circulating fan. As the air flows through the system, it picks up some of these particles and continues circulating them. A service technician will clean these areas as part of routine maintenance. As a result, they’ll prevent contaminants from continuing to circulate.
Better Heating Efficiency
Not only do those small particles degrade your air quality. They also reduce the airflow through your heating system. Left unmaintained, this leads to lower efficiency, driving up your operating costs. Cleaning these areas keeps your heating system operating at optimal efficiency and helps reduce your energy costs.
Your furnace’s parts will eventually fail and require repairs. When your system is under excessive strain, those parts fail more quickly, usually during the coldest weather.
A service technician will test your system’s components to ensure they’re operating within optimal parameters. If they aren’t, you can replace them before it becomes an emergency, giving you better reliability over the course of the season.
Longer Service Life
An average forced-air furnace has a service life of 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, let that maintenance slip and the entire system experiences additional strain and wear. This additional strain slowly chips away at the service life of the entire system, leading to premature furnace replacement.
Manufacturers often list routine professional maintenance as a term of their standard warranty. They include it because they know their systems will fail prematurely without proper maintenance, much like other mechanical systems.
Don’t let your furnace’s warranty lapse or miss out on these other benefits by skipping routine maintenance. Call to schedule your fall furnace maintenance with the expert service technicians at Cumberland Valley Heating & Air Conditioning.
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