5 Reasons to Schedule Fall Furnace Maintenance

by | Oct 8, 2018 | Furnaces

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Once the cooler weather hits here in West Chicago, IL, this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want it, you should have your furnaced cleaned and checked by a professional from Chris Mechanical. You may not think this maintenance is important, and you can save money by forgoing it, but you would be mistaken. Here are five reasons you should call to schedule your appointment today.

1. Breakdown Prevention

When you have your furnace cleaned and checked on annually, you are allowing us to prevent major  breakdowns. By having a seasoned expert inspect and clean your system, he or she can spot any impending repairs or weaknesses. This alerts you, so you can take care of the issue in a timely manner. By addressing the issue ahead of time you avoid the costly late night emergency calls .

2. Save on you Energy Bills

By having your furnace cleaned regularly, which includes replacing or cleaning your filter, your furnace can remain running at its optimal efficiency. Once your filter is dirty, airflow becomes diminished or possibly even blocked. Dirty filters create extra stress on your furnace making it harder for your furnace to heat your home. Additionally by adding more stress your furnace you also decrease the life expectancy of your furnace.

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3. Keep your Family Safe

When your furnace is not inspected and cleaned before fall, you run the risk of missing a possible unsafe problem. Without professional inspections cracked heat exchangers can often go undiagnosed. According to AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) cracked heat exchangers can leak carbon monoxide into your home’s air, and without a carbon monoxide detector in your home you will be completely unaware of this odorless gas (http://www.ahrinet.org/Homeowners/Improve-Safety/Gas-Furnace-Safety). By then, dangerous levels of the poisonous gas could already be in your home. Your professional technician can spot and address safety issues prior to them becoming unsafe.

4. Increase your Furnace Lifespan

Your furnace is meant to run smoothly and efficiently, with an expected lifespan of 15 to 20 years (for gas furnaces). When you neglect its annual clean and check, the dirt and dust accumulated inside build up and cause problems. This in turn forces your system to work harder, wearing down its internal components sooner than normal. Keeping things running smoothly helps your furnace live a long and healthy life.

5. Protect your Warranty

Your furnace most likely came with a manufacturer’s warranty. Many of these warranties specify regular maintenance needs to be performed to keep the system in tip-top shape and to prevent unneeded repairs. By not scheduling these maintenance appointments, your chance of incurring repairs increases and may void your warranty.

To ensure the best results for both your furnace and your pocketbook, be sure to schedule your annual furnace clean-and-check appointment before the cold weather hits. You want your furnace to start right up without issue. Call one of our expert Chris Mechanical technicians at 630-206-5093 to make your appointment today.

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