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The Importance of Furnace Maintenance: What You Should Know

Importance of Furnace Maintenance

Just like your car, a furnace uses combustion to function. Although there may be fewer moving parts, these devices work hard to heat your whole home. Therefore, they need servicing too!

Here’s what you should know about furnace maintenance and why it’s important.

Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

You might be wondering whether maintenance is necessary at all. In fact, it is —especially if you want your furnace to function optimally. Even if you have a brand new model, regular maintenance will keep it from breaking down early so you can enjoy its heating power for years to come.

Regular maintenance also ensures your appliance is working as efficiently as possible, which can save you money–and the environment—in the long run.

 

What Does Furnace Maintenance Include?

Furnace maintenance typically involves an inspection, thoroughly cleaning various parts and replacing consumable parts. In addition, if anything stands out that isn’t working properly, your HVAC technician may replace additional parts or suggest you order new components.

During the inspection stage, an HVAC technician will ensure everything is in good working order and that the furnace is functioning safely. Parts typically cleaned include the motor, furnace cabinet, and various surfaces.

The exact elements included in your servicing will ultimately depend on your service provider.

How Often Should a Furnace Be Serviced?

Generally, a furnace should be serviced once per year. The best time to do it is before the heating season, i.e. before the cold weather hits your area. This can be a busy time for HVAC personnel, so make sure to book your annual service in advance.

An annual service will ensure you get the most life out of your furnace all while making sure it’s functioning properly and safely.

 

How Long Does Furnace Maintenace Take?

A furnace tune-up usually doesn’t take more than a few hours, with most servicing being done in under two hours. Ultimately, the time it takes to complete the annual servicing depends on your needs, the state your furnace is in and the age of your furnace.

Make sure that you clear a path to your furnace before a worker comes to service your appliance. It’s also best to stay out of their way while they work. Therefore, you should let all the members of your household know about the HVAC servicing appointment, beforehand.

 

Annual Furnace Maintenance Plans

Annual servicing plans can help you stay on track with servicing your furnace. These packages can be purchased when you buy a new furnace or ordered through any local HVAC company. With these plans, you can pay upfront for several years or pay annually to get your furnace serviced regularly.

Does your furnace need its annual tune-up? Contact Tempasure today to get qualified technicians on the job. Our team is happy to ensure your home heating runs smoothly and efficiently.