Fall is quickly approaching and before we know it we’ll be drinking hot chocolate, eating pumpkin pie, and buying more pairs of gloves and coats than imaginable. In order to prepare for this wonderful season, it’s important to think about your home. Usually overlooked in typical fall preparations are furnaces. However, furnaces are critical to maintaining your holiday season excitement. Honestly, how fun is a malfunctioning furnace?
In order to prevent unwelcome interruptions to your holiday season, we recommend servicing your furnace at least once a year. Almost every HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) company recommends annual inspections. However, many individuals omit this critical step due to forgetfulness or cost issues. Taking this preventative measure will save you hassle and money in the future. Here’s why servicing your furnace is recommended:
1. Ensure safety
A large portion of accidents involving furnaces are caused by faulty or malfunctioning parts. While cranking up the heat during fall seems innocent, there have been fatal accidents. Harmful poisoning can occur when your furnace emits too much carbon monoxide for a certain space.
Another safety concern is the potential of a house fire. House fires are the most common result of furnace issues. When natural gas builds up in the home, an explosion can occur because of the volatile nature of gas. Regardless of the likelihood of an explosion, even the presence of natural gas in the air can cause extreme sickness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Having a professional inspect your furnace will guarantee a safe environment for you and your family. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the last issue you’ll want to deal with during your holiday season. Professionals will also perform a thorough inspection for flammable dirt and debris.
2. Increase Efficiency
One of the advantages of having your HVAC unit checked annually is increased efficiency. As you probably know, fuel for heating is very costly. An inspector can analyze the efficiency of your system to see that your HVAC system is burning fuel at an economical rate.
3. Invest in the Future
Although it may seem like a headache now, employing the knowledge of a professional technician will lead to lower bills and less fuel consumption. Spending a small amount of money on prevention will save you a large, heartbreaking bill in the middle of December. Make sure that yearly service is performed before winter to confirm the reliability of it during the cold winter months.
There are specifically outlined steps for a HVAC technician to follow while inspecting your furnace that will ensure a worry-free cold season. Although it may seem unnecessary, it’s like going to the dentist. You may not think you need it, until something goes wrong. Invest in a happy holiday season with a furnace inspection. You’ll thank yourself later! Always remember that Aire Force One is available for any of your furnace needs. Give us a call at (208) 240-6719 today.