Why You Must Maintain Your Heater?
Many Cranbury Township residents don’t realize it, but experts recommend an annual furnace tune-up to ensure your system runs efficiently during the cold months to come. Unfortunately, too many homeowners don’t think about heater maintenance and wait until it’s too late and the system requires costly repairs. Here are a few reasons why you should seek out a professional for annual furnace maintenance and tune-up every fall.
Running a furnace can represent up to 50% of your energy bill, which adds up quickly, especially during a long, harsh winter. However, with routine maintenance, your furnace is well-tuned and more efficient, which means it uses less energy to do the work. That efficiency can save you up to 30% on your energy bills.
Another benefit to annual furnace maintenance is that you’re likely to catch small problems before they develop into major headaches. For example, if your heater burns fuel, it’s crucial to ensure that the combustion process runs efficiently. Also, a problem in the system can lead to a gas leak, which is a dangerous situation. Annual maintenance and tune-ups help to catch these issues so they can be fixed before you fire up the heater for the winter. Many manufacturer’s warranties specify having regular maintenance. If you do have trouble, they will likely ask to see service records to show you’ve been diligent in keeping your system in good operating condition.
When you get an annual furnace tune-up before winter arrives, you can find out if the system is capable of meeting your needs throughout the season. The last thing you want is to wake up in an icebox because the furnace quit on you during the night. And, if you discover your furnace has a significant issue, you’ll have plenty of time to install a new system before cold weather sets in.