Before chilly autumn nights set in, make sure your furnace is up to snuff and don’t get left out in the cold with a broken heater. The best way to make sure your systems are ready for winter is to have a full fall inspection and tune-up. Without this yearly cleaning and inspection, a system can wear itself out, pump deadly carbon monoxide into your home or simply stop working.
Think about it the way you might think about getting a car tune up, or an oil change. These preventative services could save you a lot of money in the long run and more importantly alert you to problems and keep you and your family safe.
So what exactly goes into a fall tune-up and what kinds of things are we looking for?
Proper Air Flow
Inspecting and cleaning heating systems allows us to remove blockages from the system. This ensures that you feel the full amount of heat your heater is producing. If a block exists and is not removed, the system works harder, uses more energy and wears itself out faster.
Carbon Monoxide Leak
Carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous and difficult to detect (which is why you should always keep a functional CO2 reader in your home). Regularly scheduled maintenance and cleaning reduces your risk of being exposed to carbon monoxide. A full inspection from a professional is the best way to spot leaks or weaknesses in the system.
The more often you have your heating system serviced, the lower the changes are of a big issue or expensive damage. Small fixes are easier on your system and your wallet. You can extend the life of your heater by keeping it clean and fixing small problems when they happen.
Improves Energy Efficiency
Did you know heating and cooling amount to 47% of the energy costs in your home. Proper sealing and insulation can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs, or up to 10% on your total annual energy bill. Proper inspection and cleaning gives you the opportunity to check your home and system for ways to improve efficiency and save money.
A clean system will pump cleaner air into your home. Remove dust and allergens during fall to maintain cleaner air in your home through winter. Your home doesn’t see much ventilation during the winter months; you want the air recycled through your home to be clean and safe.
Schedule your annual fall clean up today and ensure your home is safe and prepared for winter. Being prepared and making sure your system is running correctly is safer, less costly and much faster than repairing a broken heater in the middle of winter. Give us a call at (317) 291-4909 to schedule an appointment.
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