A furnace tune-up can save you a lot of money. It can ensure that your furnace operates efficiently without any trouble. In this blog post, we’ll run through the top-5 furnace tune-up benefits for your home—and why you should contact our team here at ABC for your furnace maintenance this fall.
The 5 benefits of scheduling a furnace tune-up
If you want to keep your heating system running right (and who doesn’t?), getting a furnace tune-up is not optional. It’s absolutely necessary. Here are some of the benefits of getting a furnace tuned up by the professionals at ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing:
1. Maintenance ensures proper airflow
An experienced HVAC technician will always inspect your system to ensure proper airflow. This matters: restricted airflow can not only negatively impact your comfort and energy-efficiency, but it can also put additional wear-and-tear on your heating system. This can result in a shortened lifespan for the system.
If the airflow is restricted, our tech will diagnose the problem and remove the blockage. We’ll also clean or insert a new air filter—an action that can also have a positive impact on the airflow.
2. Lower your energy bills
Another big benefit of a furnace tune-up? Reduced energy bills. In the winter, your heating bills can account for a big part of your energy bills. Without maintenance, your furnace or heat pump will need extra energy to generate warm air. That energy use adds up over the course of an entire winter season!
Regular furnace maintenance will ensure that the furnace works efficiently without any strain, saving you money on your bills.
3. Avoid an emergency breakdown
Our maintenance will also help you avoid a breakdown that puts your furnace or heat pump out of commission. A tune-up will greatly improve the odds that your furnace works all winter efficiently without any problems. That’s because faults with the system that go unaddressed have the potential to turn into a crisis after months of near-constant use at night.
4. Prevent costly repairs
Beyond just the headache, repairs can cost your home a lot of money. A regular tune-up of the furnace will help prevent costly repairs. Initially, many issues with the heater are minor and can be easily resolved. However, left unaddressed, those issues can turn into a much more expensive problem.
Of course, ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing is here for all your heating repair needs. However, we recommend maintenance so that you can prevent the need for those repairs in the first place!
5. Ensure that your home remains safe for you and your family
Certain problems with a gas furnace—such as a cracked heat exchanger—can actually lead to problems far more serious than just lower energy-efficiency or costly repairs. Cracked heat exchangers have the potential to release deadly carbon monoxide gas into your home. This is a very serious situation that needs to be dealt with immediately.
If you suspect that your gas furnace has some kind of leak, turn off the gas immediately and call the fire department. Once they’ve deemed that things are safe, call our team for repairs.
To see furnace tune-up benefits in your home, call ABC!
There are many reasons to get heating maintenance this fall. Here’s another: peace of mind. That’s what you get when you have an experienced, friendly ABC technician inspect your furnace or heat pump before winter. You’ll know that you’re going to be comfortable. You’ll know that you’re going to save on your energy bills. And you know that your furnace will operate safely.
To schedule your tune-up or to learn more about our services, contact our team or give us a call at (510) 471-8181.