Benefits of fall furnace and boiler maintenance service

Fall is the hush before winter – a lovely way to look at the new season and all the wonders it brings with it, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin spice everything and our thoughts turn to preparation for the cold winter ahead. Most people don’t think about preventative maintenance for the HVAC equipment during this time as there are still some warm sunny days ahead and they believe there is still time. Each year it seems winter sneaks up on us and takes us all by surprise one fine morning – when we wake up to frosty windshields and no heat!

There are several benefits to preparing your furnace for the coming winter, here are just a few:

1. SAFETY – detect dangers such as gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks!
Annual check ups of your HVAC equipment will keep your family safe, insuring that all parts are working efficiently, everything is clean and lubricated and testing for potential hazards such as gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks will put your mind at ease and keep everyone safe and warm through the coming winter.

2. Save Money – cleaner, maintained equipment burns less fuel!
Studies have shown that a well maintenance furnace can reduce energy cost by as much as 30%. With the price of fuel ever increasing, preventative maintenance can save you money. Did you know that a programmable thermostat can help you manage your energy costs!

3. Improve the Life Expectancy of your furnace!
Most furnaces have a life expectancy of 12-20 years, if they are well looked after. By not maintaining the furnace, there is a reduced life expectancy, sometimes by 50% and the risk of costly repairs. Most people would never think of driving a car for 10-20 years without ever having a tune up, the same is true for your home heating and cooling systems!

4. Warranty
Most manufacturers ask that yearly maintenance be done as part of their warranty. A well maintained system will insure that you get the most out of your investment!