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Is It Already Time for Furnace Maintenance?

technician-looking-into-furnaceIt’s officially fall, and homeowners throughout our area are looking forward to cooler temperatures and fun fall activities. But have you thought about the state of your furnace?

This is the time of year to plan for heating maintenance, if you haven’t already made an appointment or aren’t already part of our maintenance service agreement. Heating maintenance is best performed during the fall, before you need your system the most—though it’s worth noting that it’s more important you have this service done consistently each year (or twice a year if you have a heat pump) than it is the time of year you have it done.

Keep reading as we look into one of the most common types of home heating systems—the furnace—and explain just why scheduling routine preventive maintenance is so important.

Safer Operation

This is the most important consideration to make when it comes to caring for your furnace—especially if it’s a gas-powered system. The last thing you need to worry about is your heater becoming a hazard this winter!

During your furnace maintenance appointment, our technicians run through a comprehensive inspection, making adjustments as needed and looking for areas where safety hazards may develop. For instance, in an aging system we’ll be careful to look for things like a cracked heat exchanger or frayed gas lines. The peace of mind you receive from thorough heating maintenance is worth it all on its own.

Prevent the Majority of Heating Repairs

When temperatures drop down this winter, you won’t want to scramble to call for repairs because your furnace suddenly stopped working. We offer prompt emergency service, but wouldn’t you like to avoid problems to begin with, by ensuring you have a reliable heating system? A maintenance tune-up gives your furnace the best chance of making it through winter without any interruption in service.

Maintenance also prevents smaller repair issues from growing into much larger problems, impacting your wallet and your time. Maintenance services can actually help prevent up to 85% of the repairs a furnace may ever need throughout its service life.

Extend the Service Life of Your Furnace

Speaking of your heater’s service life, you want it to last for as long as possible before you have to replace it, right? An early furnace replacement is an expensive surprise, after all. Maintenance, however, helps your furnace achieve the longest possible efficient service life.

Keep Your Heating Bills Reasonable

A furnace that doesn’t receive a good maintenance session will start wearing down faster than one with maintenance. It will experience problems like extra friction on the motors due to low lubrication, and struggling burners due to dirt and grime buildup. In the end, your furnace will drain more power to run, creating an unnecessary increase in your heating bills.

You may be surprised by how much you’ll save in the long run just by making sure you keep up on your annual furnace maintenance sessions!

For over a century, Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. has been the preferred choice for homeowners looking for reliable service on your HVAC in Union, NJ. Contact us today!

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