Autumn brings about the beginning of chilly weather, which means your furnace is about to be put to use, if it hasn’t already. There is nothing worse than a furnace breakdown in the middle of a cold day. Therefore, the best way to prevent this costly breakdown is to prevent it from happening in the first place. A preventative maintenance tune-up is the best way to ensure your furnace is running exactly how it is supposed to. Here are 5 reasons to tune up your furnace before winter:

Furnace Technician doing Repair

1. Prevents Breakdown in the Middle of Winter

Negligence is the worst thing you can do for your furnace. Though a preventative maintenance plan isn’t free, it is a far better price than what a major repair would cost if a major issue were to break out. What you spend on a tune-up, youll save in the convenience of your unit not breaking when its below freezing outside. Not to mention, the peace of mind you’ll have all winter.

2. More Energy Efficient

Poorly maintained furnaces require more energy to run or create energy spikes. For example, a clogged filter can prevent heat flow throughout the house, which causes your furnace to work harder to pull air through it. When your heating system is running at the highest efficiency level possible, you are saving more energy.

3. Increases Furnace Lifespan

Furnaces are a vital part in the comfort of your home or office space. However, time and use can lead to wear and tear, which can result in a costly repair or the need for a new system altogether. A furnace is a big investment, so you should aim to make it last as long as possible. Routine maintenance by a certified HVAC technician is the best way to ensure you are extending the lifespan of your furnace.

4. Keeps Warranty Valid

With some HVAC systems, the only way to keep your extended warranty is to schedule annual tune-ups. Some manufacturers will even require proof of regular servicing before approving a warranty claim. Lack of furnace maintenance can be costly down the road, so it’s best to keep your warranty alive. Below are some links to product warranties you may be interested in:

5. Safety for Your Family

Furnaces can pose a threat to your family if they are not properly maintained. Furnaces are designed to release carbon monoxide in the exhaust as part of their normal process. Carbon monoxide poisoning can result from a burner not working properly or damaged ventilation. During a preventative maintenance tune up, HVAC technicians check for leaks in the exhaust pipe to ensure that the carbon monoxide is exiting your home.

Poorman’s provides a Peace of Mind Agreement, where our technicians come out to your home twice a year to perform regular maintenance on your HVAC systems. Call our office (260) 422-3534 or click here to contact us or learn more about routine maintenance today.