The winter months are coming up soon which means the switch from indoor air conditioning to heating is also encroaching. Make sure your home is prepared for chilly weather by scheduling a furnace maintenance appointment with the Comfort Hounds. No one wants to be left without heat during December, January, or February — the months when even North Carolina’s temperatures begin to rapidly drop. Keeping your furnace in tip-top shape today is the best way to prevent unforeseen heating problems from arising tomorrow. Keep in mind that annual furnace maintenance is far from a nonessential indulgence — it’s a necessity.
Furnace maintenance also has a few more benefits, beyond keeping your house warm in the winter. These include:
Saving You Money
When it comes to any HVAC system, maintenance is key if you want to save money in the long run. Before the summer months, we recommend air conditioning maintenance to ensure a cool summer. Before winter, you should call the Comfort Hounds to take a look at your furnace. Maintenance checks can prevent almost all of the repairs furnaces typically require. Try to schedule your furnace maintenance appointments in the fall months, if possible.
Keeping Your Family Safe
In the last hundred years, furnace technology has become much more sophisticated and, thankfully, much safer. Still, many furnaces run on either natural gas or propane — both of which can pose serious health risks. During an annual inspection, the Comfort Hounds team will check to make sure there are no dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. If there is one, they’ll quickly get to work ordering and replacing the necessary parts.
A heating unit that is running at 50% is a heating unit you don’t want to have. When this happens, homeowners keep raising the temperature on the thermostat but they barely feel a difference. It’s frustrating — especially when it’s frigid outside.
Just because your furnace appears to be working, doesn’t mean it’s working as efficiently as it could be. When a Comfort Hounds technician takes a look at your home’s heating unit during an inspection, they will conduct some tests to check your furnace’s effectiveness. If it’s running at only a fraction of what it could be running at, they’ll recommend some repairs.
Making Your Life Easier
Regular heating maintenance will keep your furnace operational for much longer than if you skip annual inspections. Lowering the risk of having to replace your heating unit is reason enough to schedule an inspection with the Comfort Hounds. No one wants to deal with the hassle of replacing a unit entirely. Save yourself some stress and get regular furnace maintenance instead.