We’re moving deeper into the fall season, which means it’s time to get your furnace ready for the increasing demand that’s going to be placed on it. You don’t want to have your system suddenly start to experience issues just when you need it the most. The single best thing that you can do to make sure that your furnace is ready for the added strain of daily use during the winter is to schedule preventive maintenance for it.
The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
A lot of homeowners tend to take an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to keeping their furnace in good shape. If nothing is obviously broken with the system, why bother repairing it, right? That line of thinking may seem to make sense, but it actually sets your system up for further issues down the road. The reason is that many problems that can harm your furnace don’t have obvious symptoms. If they do, it usually means that they have been developing for a while. If you wait for warning signs before calling for professional repairs, you are giving any problems in the furnace more time to get worse. The best way to prevent your furnace from becoming damaged is to schedule repair services before any issues start to present symptoms. That means scheduling preventive maintenance.
During a preventive maintenance appointment, your technician will go over every part of your system in great detail. This will give them the chance to locate any problem areas and resolve them before they get worse. Systems that receive regular preventive maintenance have been shown to operate up to 40% more efficiently than systems that do not. They have also been shown to be up to 90% less likely to develop problems in the future. Preventive maintenance can save you thousands of dollars, both in terms of repair costs and operating costs, over the life of the furnace. However, you need to schedule maintenance on a regular basis if you want to reap the benefits of it. Which leads us to our second point.
Scheduling Preventive Maintenance
Because a furnace has cycles of being under more or less demand, there is a specific time when preventive maintenance will be more effective than at other times. The best time to schedule preventive maintenance for your furnace is during the fall season. This helps to resolve any issues that the system has, as well as prepare the furnace for the extra strain it’s going to have to cope with over the coming months. Under ideal circumstances, you should be scheduling maintenance for your furnace every fall season. It’s much better to have it done later than not to have it done at all, though. If you miss this maintenance window for whatever reason, just make sure you have it done as soon as possible.
Environment Masters, Inc. offers HVAC services in Jackson, MS. If you need to schedule maintenance for your furnace, contact us today for an appointment. We’ll make sure that your furnace is ready for the heating season.