Now that summer is over and the weather is turning chilly, it’s time to start thinking about keeping your family warm again. When you turn the thermostat on for the first time this season, you’ll want to hear the accompanying purr of the furnace and know that your house will soon be warm and cozy. How will you know this will be the case? Have your furnace serviced with a check and clean before the season starts by a qualified technician
Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual servicing but are they really necessary? Most definitely! Here are a few things that you should have serviced before the winter months:
What is a heat exchanger? This is the metal wall or tubing that is heated up when the burners are ignited. If this heat exchanger has a crack in it that goes unnoticed, carbon monoxide could potentially leak through the crack and blow out of the duct-work and into your home.
Neglecting your furnace will cause it to have to work harder than necessary. This will reduce efficiency or it may break down entirely. If this happens in the middle of winter the cost will be much higher for a technician to repair.
But, who has time for an annual servicing? Between your job, taking care of your kids, cleaning your house, and everything else that we need to get done in our daily lives; it might be tempting to skip one every year or so. When you think about it, how convenient is it when you have to lose a day of work waiting for the repairman to come out? How comfortable will you be in January huddling under blankets to keep warm until the technician can get there? Believe us when we say having this one servicing appointment will save you time and aggravation in the long run.
It’s much safer to have your furnace checked once a year and sleep peacefully, knowing your home and family is safe from dangerous fumes than to take chances.
Don’t put off your annual servicing, for your own peace of mind. Call today for an appointment so a professional technician can get you taken care of and keep you from sitting in the cold!
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