Did you know that homeowners should have a licensed TSSA techncianl tune-up their home furnace at least once a year? That is how you best maintain your home heating system but sadly, too many homeowners tend to neglect their furnace maintenance. It’s easy to take your heater for granted and overlook maintenance, right up until it fails and leaves you in the winter cold.
Fortunately, professional furnace maintenance and tune-ups are quite affordable. Moreover, they can bring you some big benefits across the cold winter and beyond.
Four Reasons to Stay Current on Your Furnace Maintenance
Avoid dangerous fuel leaks
If your furnace has problems such as cracks or breaks in the lines, it may not merely affect your ability to keep your house warm – it’s potentially creating a major hazard! Whether your furnace runs on natural gas or heating oil, either is extremely dangerous if it gets out of containment. A poorly-maintained furnace may also leak carbon monoxide.
A tune-up will spot any such problems and correct them, keeping your home and family safe.
Reduce your heating costs
In the winter, your furnace can potentially account for up to 50% of your total energy bill. You want to do everything you can to keep that number as low as possible! Fortunately, a furnace tune-up will almost always cause it to run more efficiently, which translates directly into cost savings. You could potentially reduce your energy bill by as much as 30%, depending on how long it has been since your last round of furnace maintenance.
Keep your warranty valid
Did you know that many furnace warranties require you to have regular maintenance! It’s true, and it can cause major problems for homeowners whose furnaces fail unexpectedly. If you haven’t been properly maintaining the equipment, you could be fully on the hook for the replacement costs.
Peace of mind
Canadian winters are cold, and it seems like they’re only getting colder. You shouldn’t have to spend time worrying about whether your furnace will keep you warm. Regular maintenance means a worry-free winter, knowing you’ll be dry and warm no matter how the climate changes.
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Since 2001, we have provided top-quality fuel delivery and HVAC maintenance services to businesses and homeowners across Ontario. Contact us today to schedule a furnace tune-up!