Heating, ventilation and air conditioning professionals agree that having furnaces checked before winter is important. Maintenance checkups examine each component of your Statesboro, Georgia, heating system and ensure that the unit works properly. Seasonal tuneups reduce the occurrence of breakdowns, save energy and extend the life of the unit. The result is that you are more comfortable, save energy and save money.

Reduce Occurrence of Furnace Repairs

During a furnace checkup, technicians examine the heat exchanger, combustion system, furnace plenum and exhaust system. All moving parts will be oiled. Technicians will check the thermostat, electrical connections, condensate system and controls. The filter will be cleaned or replaced. They will also check for toxic gases.

Dealing with small problems identified during a maintenance session reduces the likelihood of having more costly problems later. Delaying furnace repairs increases the chance of damaging other components. Well-maintained systems last longer, which delays having to spend money on a replacement.

Improve Energy Efficiency

Heating accounts for approximately 42% of residential energy bills. Regular maintenance can reduce energy use by as much as 20%. In contrast, lack of maintenance can increase energy usage by up to 60%. Simply changing the filter can reduce energy consumption by as much as 15%. When filters get clogged, the system’s pressure changes, which affects performance. In addition, particulates bypassing the filter enter the system and coat coils and other components. This makes the unit work harder. Eventually, these pollutants enter your living space and affect the air you breathe.

Ensure Safe Furnace Operation

Regular furnace maintenance ensures safe furnace operation. Your HVAC contractor will examine your furnace to make sure the combustion system works properly. A cracked heat exchanger can allow carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases to enter your living space. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can make people sick or be fatal. Your HVAC contractor will check for toxic gases to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe.

Deal’s Heating and Air Conditioning provides annual preventive maintenance agreements, emergency repairs and scheduled repairs for commercial and residential customers in Statesboro and nearby communities. To schedule a tuneup, call the experts at Deal’s Heating and Air Conditioning at 912-226-1351.

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