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4 Reasons to Stay Up to Date with Furnace Checkups

Scheduling regular furnace checkups and maintenance in important for the safety of your family, and also saves money in the long run.

ORILLIA, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 6, 2019 / -- There are many appliances that home owners rarely think of until they break down, but your furnace is one that is imperative to always stay on top of. Too many people put off regular furnace checkups and maintenance, and just assume that if it turns on in the late Fall every year than everything is fine. People often don’t realize how scheduling regular furnace maintenance can help them save money and avoid unnecessary home dangers.

Of all the reasons to keep up with regular furnace maintenance and checkups, here are the most important.

1. Reduce Your Energy Bill
In the cold winter months, your furnace can cause a massive increase in your heating bills. Furnace’s can make up almost 50% of your heating bills, depending on furnace type and age.

By having a furnace checkup every fall, you can not only make sure that it is working for the rest of the winter, but that it is working at its highest efficiency. Tune ups and filter changes can help keep your furnace running optimally, which means better air flow and heat throughout your house without having to use more energy – saving you money. If you combine this with a smart thermostat you will save even more on your heating bill!

2. Avoid Dangerous Gas & Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Furnaces produce heat by burning a fuel source and distributing that heat throughout your house. Although this is an everyday thing, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. If something in your furnace isn’t working correctly, there could be dangerous chemicals produced by the combustion that are being distributed through your house as well. Having an HVAC technician out to your house to perform furnace maintenance can help make sure that you and your family don’t have to worry about carbon monoxide or anything else.

3. Maintain the Manufacturer’s Warranty
Let’s face it – furnaces can be expensive. Even if you don’t have to replace the entire thing, the parts alone can add up in cost. This is why it is a good idea to make sure that you maintain your manufacturer’s warranty. A lot of manufacturer’s add a stipulation into their warranties to have regularly scheduled maintenance on the furnace to make sure that everything is working correctly. If you haven’t had any maintenance done on the furnace, and a part breaks down, then manufacturer may be able to void the warranty.

4. Keep Your Furnace Going All Through the Winter
One of the most important reasons to always keep up with the maintenance on your furnace is to avoid having it break down during the winter. If you find yourself with a broken-down furnace at 1am I the dead of winter, you could be in trouble. You’ll need emergency furnace repair at that point, which is much more expensive than having just a simple checkup to see if anything could go wrong.

There are of course many more reasons to always have your furnace checked on earlier on in the year, but these four points help to drive home the importance. To save yourself money in the long run and to help make sure that your family doesn’t go cold in the winter, always have schedule regular furnace maintenance and checkups.

Daniel LeBlanc
Simcoe Muskoka Home Comfort
+1 705-325-4328
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