Gas Furnaces: The Importance of Checking Your Furnace Before Winter

Nobody likes being told what to do, certainly not by their furnace! Checking your furnace before winter safeguards you from being forced to put a halt on holiday plans in the event that your gas furnace breaks down. Comfort Temp Heating & Air is NADC-certified, licensed, and insured. Trust the experts to provide you with comfort and peace of mind before your furnace’s busy season.

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

We all know the importance of getting an oil change for your car — gas furnaces need check-ins too! Why wait until problems arise to get a pulse on your central heating system?

It’s no secret that temperatures are dropping in North Central Florida, but there are more reasons to check your furnace than incoming cold weather. We compiled a few of the benefits of getting ahead of furnace maintenance before issues come up this year.

Extends Life of Your Furnace

Every furnace owner knows that buying a new furnace is a big cost to take on. Considering the large upfront cost and necessary service furnaces provide, it’s clear that taking care of your furnace is something worth prioritizing. The life of a well-maintained furnace is about 15-20 years, but strategically timed maintenance can extend this estimate.

Pro tip: Many insurance companies require evidence of regular tune-ups to approve a warranty claim application.

Lowers Heating Costs

Regular maintenance improves the efficiency of your furnace by approximately 30%. This means you can rely on the same comfortable warmth from your furnace with lower monthly energy costs. These savings add up month after month! Consider getting an early check-up this year to reduce stress on your future self and your chance of incurring unnecessary, recurring expenses.

Additionally, furnace checks include routine cleaning. This stops simple signs of aging from turning into major issues. This will save you time and money in the future by eliminating large repair costs. 

Keeps You Safe

Furnace checks often include wire checks and filter replacements. This is vital because broken wires are a fire hazard and old filters can irritate dust allergies. Defective furnaces can be dangerous for a number of other reasons: clogged ducts can cause carbon monoxide buildup and cracks in the combustion chamber can cause this carbon monoxide to leak. We strongly recommend having a carbon monoxide detector in your home, especially if you have a gas furnace.

All this to say, regular furnace checks are essential! They keep you safe by ensuring these symptoms of an aging furnace don’t cause health problems.

Comfort Temp Makes Sure You Aren’t Left in the Cold

For over 35 years, we’ve been keeping families and local businesses safe and warm through the winter. Let us give you the peace of mind you need to spend time where it matters this holiday season. Looking for a gas furnace specialist? Comfort Temp Heating & Air specializes in residential and commercial furnaces. Schedule a check-up today to get ahead of repairs.

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