Now that there is a little nip in the air, it is time to have your furnace serviced before it is put into full-time use for the winter. Many people are reluctant to do this even though it prolongs the life of your system, decreases health risk and saves energy for a relatively low upfront cost.
HVAC experts estimate that around 75% of calls regarding no heat in the winter are due to lack of maintenance. Yikes! I don’t really want to be suddenly cold this winter and I am sure you do not either. Just like with cars, a little maintenance now goes a long way later.
Regardless of whether your furnace is gas or electric, it can benefit from an inspection and a tune-up. Ignoring maintenance while requiring it to run year after year can make it run less efficiently. This makes it have to work harder to warm your home and the harder it has to work to warm your home, the more money you are spending on energy bills. Any time I can spend less money on energy bills I am thrilled. That means more money to spend on other things and like most people I have a lot of “other” things.
With gas prices so low, I am confused about what year it is and with money saved from energy expenses this winter, I am thinking something seriously awesome needs to happen in my life. Bora Bora? Tahiti, anyone? I know, I know, I am grossly over-estimating how much I am saving, but one can dream!
So, what is stopping you from having your furnace serviced? Nothing at all! Give Carmine’s a call at 203-791-8089 and we will have it ready to go before you can dream up where to spend your extra cash this winter. If you are interested in what our furnace maintenance covers read our Maintenance Checklist.