September is upon us, and that means many Utahns are beginning to prepare for fall season and, eventually, the upcoming winter. Homeowners have several important areas to consider this time of year, one of which is the furnace that’s likely been sitting unused for the majority, if not all, of the summer.
At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we offer a wide range of HVAC tune-up services, including high-quality furnace tune-ups that feature inspections and several potential improvements to your system. Why are these kinds of inspections so vital for your home this fall? Let’s take a look at several reasons.
Health and Safety
For starters, regular inspections of the furnace and overall HVAC system keep everyone in the home safe and healthy. While certain furnace problems might just lead to temperature issues or discomfort, others – such as a cracked heat exchanger, for instance – can be much more serious.
In these cases, the risk of carbon monoxide gas entering the home in dangerous amounts is a very real one. However, our HVAC technicians will detect issues like these early and immediately repair them on the spot, heading them off before the main heating season is in full swing.
Detecting Issues and Improving Lifespan
Another benefit of this kind of early issue detection: It improves not only the short-term functionality of the furnace, but also its long-term lifespan. Issues in furnaces that aren’t regularly inspected will simply grow over time, often resulting in large-scale problems that require costly repairs or even an early replacement of the system.
When you have pros on hand to catch the signs of these problems early, however, you don’t face these risks. Many well-maintained furnaces well exceed their general 15-year average lifespan, and many can work for 20 or more years.
Pressure and Efficiency
A common issue for furnaces that have been unused for several months at a time is a lack of pressure, which can limit the efficiency of the system and raise your energy bill. But our technicians can use professional tools to test your system’s pressure and locate any issues that might be limiting it, improving efficiency and bringing you quality heat for the minimum possible cost.
Another common result of a furnace sitting idle for the summer: It builds up dust, which if uncleaned will give off a foul burning odor for the first several uses of the furnace during the cold season. Our basic tune-ups will include cleaning these buildups and lubricating any parts that require it.
Finally, if your furnace is on the newer end and is still covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, most such warranties actually require these kinds of regular inspections and tune-ups. If you neglect to schedule them and something goes wrong with the system, requiring replacement, you might find that you’ve voided your warranty and have to cover the cost yourself.
For more on why fall furnace inspections and tune-ups are so important, or to learn about any of our HVAC repair services, speak to the staff at Airtime Heating & Cooling today.
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