Your HVAC system is a complex one with a number of working parts and subsystems that need to be in peak working condition for you to effectively and efficiently control your home temperature. So how often should you call out a professional furnace maintenance technician to check that your furnace is in working order? This blog should answer that question for you.
Signs of a Healthy Furnace
There are several factors that indicate when a furnace is in good working order. Firstly, and most obviously, your heating will work effectively. You will
get the temperatures you need without any fuss. Secondly, your energy costs will remain under control. You will not notice any unexplainable increases in these costs. Thirdly, the system will function consistently and without breakdowns. It requires checking and maintenance to sustain these factors, and their absence indicates a lack of care. A system that is consistently inspected, and repaired if necessary, should never show any signs of breakdown.
Even if you do not see any signs of deterioration in your furnace’s function, you should still schedule regular inspections. This will ensure that you keep it running consistently for years to come.
Benefits of Regular Maintenance
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the majority of calls we get to repair furnaces in the middle of winter are as a result of a lack of maintenance. If a furnace is left for long enough without checking and routine maintenance, it is likely to stop working suddenly at some point. So having your furnace inspected regularly will simply keep it working and will prevent any unexpected breakdowns.
It can also be a good way to ensure that your furnace is operating safely and healthily. A furnace inspection can reveal any carbon monoxide leaks that otherwise might go undetected. Carbon monoxide leaks can be a major health risk and could even lead to death.
Maintenance will also keep the furnace running efficiently and keep your energy bills down. In order to ensure that you enjoy these benefits and keep your furnace operating better and for longer, you need to schedule an inspection once a year. Usually, the inspection would take place just before the cold weather sets on to make sure that your furnace is ready for winter.
For more information or to schedule an inspection from one of our furnace maintenance experts, contact Right Now Air & Solar.