Every once in a while, we run into a customer who just doesn’t believe in regular preventive maintenance for his or her heating and cooling equipment. While that individual may feel that the costs of an annual checkup outweigh the benefits, that sentiment tends to change when the heat goes out in the middle of a major winter storm and it becomes clear that the furnace will have to be replaced. If only they had taken steps to avoid letting small issues become big problems.
The best thing you can do for your furnace is to schedule regular preventive maintenance. Not only will your equipment last longer, but you’ll avoid many of the hassles that occur when equipment isn’t properly cared for.
Still not convinced? Here are the top five benefits to a well-maintained heating system:
1: Longer equipment life
Regular furnace checkups address problems such as dirt and dust buildup, loose electrical connections and frayed fan belts. A clean, well-tuned furnace will last longer than one that is neglected for years at a time.
2: Better efficiency
Regular preventive maintenance also ensures that a furnace is operating at peak efficiency. The system doesn’t have to work harder to produce the heat your family needs to stay warm during the winter months — and that saves you money on your heating bills.
3: Problems identified early
Reputable furnace technicians are trained to look for potential problems in a heating system while they conduct an annual maintenance visit. When one is identified, they can address it immediately, without inconveniencing you by returning at a later time.
4: Fewer unexpected repairs
Because regular preventive maintenance is able to catch so many issues up front, there tends to be fewer surprise repairs. That eliminates hassles for you.
5: Money saved
Money spent on an average repair visit is far greater than that spent on an annual checkup. You can avoid extra expenses just by properly maintaining your system.
At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we’ve been dedicated to customers in the Metro East area since 1951. For the best in preventive maintenance, check out our Energy Savings Agreement. Contact us today for your fall furnace tuneup.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hamel, Illinois and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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