It is not quite time to fire up our furnaces, but it will be soon enough and it is important to have it serviced before using it. Yes, I know most people think this is just a ploy to get you to spend your money on something you do not really need, but that is simply not true. You have heard me say this before -because it is an equal comparison- you have your car serviced to help it run efficiently and to try to prevent costly repairs, you have your furnace serviced for the very same reasons.
Sometimes things just make more sense when you can see them written down in plain old black and white so here goes…
TOP 3 REASONS TO HAVE YOUR FURNACE SERVICED
- Health & Safety – I personally have no desire to suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning or be involved in a gas explosion. If you also wish to avoid these catastrophes have a trained technician service your heating system. They will check for any leaking gas or oil and check for proper ignition.
- Efficiency – Well, we covered this already, but here goes a second try…do you notice that your car runs better when you change the oil in it? The same goes for your furnace. It may need a little adjustment of the fuel mixture to be at maximum efficiency. This is good for you and the environment.
- Keep it Running – A yearly service call by a qualified technician is inexpensive and requires very little time to be spent in your home, but can save you a lot of money down the road and extend the life of your system by catching little things (like small leaks) before they turn into big things that have caused big damage.
Be mindful of what your warranty on your furnace says. Some say the warranty is voided if you do not have your furnace serviced yearly. Others basically say they do not cover anything that can or will go wrong with your furnace and in that case you do not even need that warranty!
For more questions regarding why you need to have your furnace serviced or to schedule your service call by one of our technicians call Carmine’s today at 203-791-8089.