When the leaves start to change to their beautiful yellow, orange and red coloring, it’s official that Fall has arrived! While still enjoying the Fall splendor, it’s good to remember that winter is just around the corner. This is the ideal time to schedule your annual furnace service before the cold and potentially harsh weather hits. It’s the industry standard practice to schedule an indoor heating furnace service in the Fall just like you schedule an AC service in the spring in preparation for the summer. Why is indoor heating furnace service so crucial? We outline three benefits of an annual Fall furnace service below:
1. Improved Indoor Air Quality
Dirt, dust, mold, viruses and bacteria all can build up within your HVAC system. Even worse is the fact that it doesn’t stay dormant within your HVAC system. The ductwork circulates whatever is in your system throughout the house with the conditioned air. An annual furnace service helps to improve your indoor air quality because the HVAC service technician will clean the furnace.
However, sometimes an annual indoor heating furnace service isn’t enough to dramatically improve indoor air quality. Do your or someone else in the home experience any of these symptoms?
- Chest tightness
- Sinus problems
- Eye/nose/throat irritation
If so, it may be worth looking into scheduling a duct cleaning and/or installing an air purifier in your system. Duct cleanings are recommended every 7 years while an air purifier runs congruently with your HVAC system continually. We recommend an air purifier called The Protector, which is military tested and approved. The Protector kills 97% of viruses on surfaces and makes your air filter ten times more effective.
2. Better Efficiency & Less Chance of a Breakdown
The same culprits, dust and debris, that worsen your indoor air quality will also negatively impact the efficiency of your system. The buildup of dust and debris within your system gets in the way of your system working efficiently. Overtime this build up can cause parts within your system to break leading to expensive and necessary repairs. In fact, over 90% of all mechanical HVAC breakdowns are due to dirt. The easiest thing you can do to prevent repairs is schedule an annual furnace service. You don’t want to be stuck without heat during a cold winter day!
3. Longer System Life
There is a reason that manufacturer warranties on your system only stay active if you complete an annual service on it each year. Annual service is the best way of ensuring your system runs at it’s highest efficiency resulting in a longer life for your system. An HVAC systems is a big investment for your home and your family. You want to make sure your are getting the most out of your investment. Do so by staying on top of the service your HVAC system requires.
What Happens During a Furnace Service?
When you have a professional HVAC technician perform the furnace service, they will complete a full system check, safety inspection and furnace cleaning. In addition, they will discuss with you any safety concerns that they came across as well as parts that need to be replaced.
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