The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

The Importance of Furnace MaintenanceResidential furnaces are designed to provide many years of reliable service. Like any mechanical system, however, they require regular preventive maintenance to keep them in good working condition. Here are some of the reasons why it’s important to have regular furnace maintenance:

System Safety

If you have a gas furnace, you probably know that it burns natural gas to generating heating. This process requires an open flame and a steady supply of a flammable fuel. When the fuel burns, it produces a dangerous gas called carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion. When your HVAC professional conducts maintenance on your furnace, he will be able to make sure the burner works correctly, that the fuel lines and connections are tight, and that there is no damage to the heat exchanger or other components that could cause a carbon monoxide leak.

System Performance

Furnaces in better condition will perform better than systems that have been neglected. Preventive maintenance is the easiest and most effective way of keeping your furnace in good shape and working like it should. During maintenance, your HVAC technician will make adjustments and minor repairs that ensure the furnace works properly.

System Efficiency

High-efficiency furnaces need regular maintenance to make sure they keep generating heating at the highest possible level of efficiency. If you ignore your furnace’s maintenance, efficiency will drop, the system will use more fuel, and you’ll pay more for heating. Even if you have an older furnace with a lower efficiency rating, you’ll see better efficiency if you have regular furnace performance performed.

System Longevity

Maintenance not only improves overall system performance, it also means the system will last longer before it needs to be replaced. There will be fewer breakdowns requiring potentially costly repairs. The furnace will operate at an acceptable level for many years, which means you’ll be able to wait longer for replacement.

Stay warm this winter with a well-maintained furnace. Cool Power will make sure your furnace works like it should, this and every heating season. Contact us today for more information on furnace maintenance or to schedule an appointment.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about furnace maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 631-292-0629. 

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