As the temperature outside drops, you should prepare to use your air conditioner less and heater more. However, you first need to make sure your heater is usable in the first place. Now is a great time to schedule a heating tune-up, so you can be confident you will be comfortable in your house all winter.
Why schedule a fall heating tune-up?
You avoid long-term damage to the system
Most furnaces last anywhere between 10 and 20 years. Your furnace can end up on the higher end of that scale if you schedule routine, annual maintenance. Experts from Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling can check connections, lubricate moving parts, and clean the system so that everything works as it should.
You avoid more costly repairs
Far too many people wait until an actual problem arises with their heater before doing anything. The problem is that when a major component breaks, you have to pay a lot more to fix it. You can prevent a lot of these catastrophes by simply scheduling tune-ups more often, which often cost a fraction of the price of a major HVAC repair.
You avoid going without your heater during the winter
While there is the issue of money, you also have to consider whether you can go without your heater for any length of time. If it breaks down in the middle of winter, then you may have to wait a day or two until someone can come out. You and your home are left freezing when you could have been enjoying the comfort and convenience provided by your heating system.
You save money on heating bills
Even if nothing is wrong with your heater, it may not work as efficiently as it could. The heating tune-ups our experts perform will enhance the overall efficiency of the system. With the potential for much lower heating bills, a tune-up can actually save you money in the long run.
You can maintain your system’s warranty
Most newly purchased furnaces come backed with a manufacturer’s warranty that protects the system against both defects and major problems for a number of years. Many warranties specify that you need to schedule annual tune-ups for the protection to remain valid. In the event something breaks—even after the tune-up—you can rest easy knowing your warranty still have the potential to cover it.
You stay healthy
Your heater relies on air filters to blow air safely into your home. When these filters become dirty, they spread contaminants throughout the house, which is a major problem for anyone with respiratory issues. You can preserve your family’s health with a little forethought.
You ensure that your HVAC system operates safely
More than anything else, you want tune-ups so that your system continues working right. Gas furnaces use natural gas to heat your home, so a malfunctioning unit can result in a safety hazard. Our professionals make sure there are no issues, such as a carbon monoxide leak, with your unit ahead of its heavy use this winter.
Call our team to schedule your fall heating tune-up
If it has been a while since your system has had a tune-up, then it is time you schedule one with Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling. After you take care of that, you can enjoy peace of mind this winter season. You should contact us at your earliest convenience to take care of this essential service.