As the summer comes to a close and fall and winter approach, homeowners need to start thinking about preparing their homes for the colder months. This can include protecting plants, outdoor water sources, closing pools, checking home insulation and ensuring that furnaces are in top working order. Having a furnace check up is vital - and fall is the ideal time to have it completed.
Be prepared for the winter months
One reason you'll want to get your furnace checked in the fall is to avoid any preventable problems from occurring in the frigid winter months. There's nothing worse than having your heat source stop working with sub-zero temperatures outside.
By having your furnace checked before the colder months roll around, you'll give yourself time to make necessary repairs or have a replacement unit installed if need be.
Your furnace has had some time off
Being that the summer doesn't usually warrant your house being heated, you probably didn't haven't used (or often used) your furnace in the last few months. So, what you think may be in fine working order may not be.
A furnace check up will save you money in the long run
Although it may seem like you're spending unnecessary money now, scheduling a furnace check up each year will save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars down the road. These maintenance checks can help you avoid costly repairs or early replacement of your unit. They pinpoint problems with your furnace and allow time for repairs before the unit is truly needed.
Another way that a furnace check up can save you money is by ensuring that your unit is running at top efficiency. If your furnace is using more energy than necessary, you'll end up paying more for your utilities.
The importance of professionals
Although having a furnace check up is important, making sure that it's done by a licensed professional is just as necessary. HVAC professionals know what to look for when it comes to your heating and cooling needs. Whether it be something that needs repairing or replacing or recommending you a more energy-efficient furnace, their expertise is second-to-none.
Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning
At Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning, we only employ licensed HVAC professionals, Allow our team to service all of your heating and cooling needs - including seasonal furnace maintenance! When you schedule a furnace check up with our team, you can rest easy knowing that we'll take care of:
- Safety check - our team will ensure there is no carbon monoxide present in your furnace or boiler
- Cleaning - all of your furnace's compartments will get a thorough cleaning
- Inspection - the blower wheel and burner are inspected and cleaned. The burner flame is also inspected and any necessary changes to air and gas are made at this time
- Lubrication - our team will lubricate all moving parts inside your furnace
- Checklist - the combustion chamber and heat exchanger will be checked for proper functionality as well as the pilot safety timing or flame sensor. All belts, motors, thermostat and safety controls are checked as well.
Schedule your routine furnace check up with Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning today and be prepared for those cold winter months!