Furnace Maintenance 101

If you’re like most people, furnace maintenance isn’t something you think of very often. Most homeowners neglect their furnaces, waiting until it’s too late and their furnace needs costly repairs. However, with regular professional furnace maintenance, you can avoid those unexpected expenses and keep your furnace in top condition all winter long. Here’s what you need to know about furnace maintenance.

How often should you get your furnace serviced?

The best answer? At least once a year, typically before winter. Having annual furnace maintenance done before your heating system starts running daily when the temperatures drop is the best way to ensure your system runs efficiently and that your home will be comfortable all season long.

What are the benefits of annual furnace maintenance?

1. Save Money

Heating is often one of your home’s most significant monthly expenses, especially in winter, when the heat is on constantly. Regular maintenance keeps your furnace running as efficiently as possible, using less energy, and saving you money on your monthly energy bills.

2. Keep Your Home Safe

Having annual furnace maintenance done can help catch any potential safety risks such as carbon monoxide leaks, which can lead to serious health issues. Having your furnace serviced by professionals who know what to look for is one way to keep your home safe and healthy.

3. Avoid Breakdowns & Costly Repairs

One of the worst things that can happen is having your furnace breakdown in the middle of winter when temperatures are in the negatives. Furnace maintenance ensures that your furnace is in top condition, identifying and addressing any potential issues before the cold weather kicks in, minimizing the risk of unexpected breakdowns, and saving you money on repair costs.

4. Extend Your Furnace’s Life

Your furnace is a considerable investment for your home. Regular maintenance is one way you can help to extend the lifespan of your furnace. A well-maintained furnace can often last well over a decade, helping you get the most out of your investment.

5. Maintain Your Warranty

When you bought your furnace, you more than likely received a warranty that included terms requiring you to do regular maintenance. If you did, getting routine service is key to making sure your warranty stays valid and keeping you covered in case something goes wrong.

What does annual furnace maintenance include?

When you get your annual furnace maintenance done by professionals like Supreme, it can include the following:

  • Cleaning burners/pilot assembly
  • Inspect heat exchanger
  • Check gas pressure
  • Check amp draw
  • Inspect and clean blower components
  • Clear pressure switch tubing/condensate drain
  • Inspect flue piping
  • Check electrical connections
  • Clean or replace air filters
  • Inspect elements/sequencer

Schedule Your Furnace Maintenance with Supreme PHC!

Before winter kicks in, schedule your furnace maintenance with Supreme PHC’s professional HVAC team! Or learn more about our service agreements, which ensure your furnace maintenance is done regularly, giving you peace of mind no matter the weather! Call us today!