Before you know it, the summer vacation will be over and the kids will all be back to school. Soon, it will be time for jeans, boots, and jackets, which all signify the fall and soon after, the winter. With the fall and winter around the corner, should you prepare your furnace for the cold months ahead?
At Green Home Solutions, we recommend that people have their furnace serviced before the cold weather strikes. This way, they can be sure it’s in good running condition before it starts working double-time. Since the furnace has been sitting idle for several months, it’s a good time to have it inspected before you put it back to work.
When you have a professional HVAC technician inspect your furnace before you need it for the fall and winter months, it ensures the furnace will run smoothly and won’t conk out in the middle of the night when it’s freezing outside. Not only that, but a timely furnace inspection and service each year can increase the lifespan of your furnace and ensure that it stays in tip-top shape during the cold months.
How Often Should a Furnace Be Serviced?
HVAC experts and furnace manufacturers agree that people should have their HVAC system checked twice a year: once for heating and once for cooling. Like your car or truck, things need to be checked periodically. Filters need to be changed, systems need to be checked, and small parts need to be replaced when they break down from wear-and-tear. Much like the car parked in your driveway, your HVAC will breakdown prematurely if it’s not serviced regularly.
There are definite benefits to having your HVAC system serviced; for example, regular servicing can ensure the furnace doesn’t fail. A large percentage of our “no-heat” calls during the winter come down to poor maintenance. When a furnace isn’t serviced annually, it can suddenly stop working, leaving a family very uncomfortable in the winter. An unmaintained furnace can also be a source of carbon monoxide leaks, which puts the whole household at risk of nausea, dizziness, headaches, and death. Lastly, if you don’t maintain your furnace, you’ll waste energy and you’ll have higher energy bills. Nobody wants any of that!
To schedule a furnace inspection, contact our Cleveland HVAC company today!