The weather is cooling off around Brooklet, GA, and your focus has shifted to preparing for the cold winter. Now is the time to think about your furnace before you depend on it to stay both comfortable and safe. Here are four benefits you can expect after your fall HVAC maintenance.
1. Reduced Utility Expenses
The air your system draws in has all sorts of contaminants in it, most of which the filter removes. However, the smallest particles flow right through the filter and end up collecting on the circulating fan and heat exchanger.
This reduces the airflow capacity of your system, also reducing the heating efficiency, increasing your energy expenses. Your technician cleans these areas during routine maintenance, keeping your operating expenses down.
2. Fewer Repairs
When your efficiency goes down, the strain on your system increases and may cause the components to wear out prematurely. These worn-out components lead to unplanned furnace repairs, often during the coldest parts of the winter. By keeping your system operating at peak efficiency, you reduce the number of repairs needed over your system’s service life.
3. Longer Service Life
The average furnace should have a service life of 15 to 20 years when properly maintained. However, neglect your annual maintenance, and that life starts dropping dramatically.
Not only does maintenance keep your system efficient, but it also catches small problems before they compound. Ignoring small problems continually increases strain on the entire system, reducing the expected service life.
4. Protect Your Warranty
Heating system manufacturers want to see their systems work properly, so they usually offer a warranty for a good period of time. However, they also know that without routine maintenance, that system will break down prematurely. As such, many manufacturers require routine professional maintenance as a term of keeping that warranty valid.
Get the most from your HVAC system this winter while also protecting your wallet. Call to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance with the experts at Deal’s Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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