As the temperatures here in Maryland continue to steadily drop, it is important for homeowners to have regular seasonal maintenance done on their furnaces. Routinely servicing your home’s furnace will not only ensure your home is being heated as efficiently as possible, but will also extend the life of your furnace and give you peace of mind. The Maryland furnace maintenance services we offer at Cool Breeze will leave your home ready for the cold winter ahead and your family warm throughout the cooler months. Furnace maintenance is important for three main reasons: efficiency, longevity, and safety.
FURNACE MAINTENANCE INCREASES HEATING EFFICIENCY
Your furnace works constantly throughout the winter, drawing in the air in your home, heating it, and pushing it back in every room. Unfortunately, the air in your home is far from clean, containing dust, pollen and pet dander. Fortunately, your furnace has a filter to help protect the delicate equipment from these pollutants that could potentially harm it, as well as to protect your lungs from inhaling all these particles.
This filter becomes clogged with dust over time, making your furnace work harder to pull the air in, which result in higher energy consumption by the furnace. At Cool Breeze, our fall furnace checkup, among other things, includes examination and replacement of the air filter. Another important thing that needs to be checked and calibrated by a professional is the thermostat. A thermostat that isn’t properly calibrated can read the wrong temperature, making your furnace run longer than necessary, costing you money.
FURNACE MAINTENANCE EXTENDS THE LIFE OF YOUR FURNACE
While regular maintenance on your home’s furnace increases its efficiency and lowers your energy bills, it can also extend the life of your furnace by ensuring that it’s running smoothly. Just as your car needs regular maintenance checks to keep running for miles and miles, so does your furnace. The fans in your furnace need to be checked regularly to ensure they are circulating air as they should be, both for the efficiency and longevity of your unit. Any moving parts in your furnace should also be checked and routinely lubricated so they continue to run at peak performance without untimely wear and tear.
FURNACE MAINTENANCE ENSURES YOUR SAFETY
A furnace in need of repair can not only cost you a lot of money because it is inefficient, but can also cost you your health, and even life in extreme cases. It is imperative to have your furnace checked for gas leaks, flue corrosion, malfunctioning safety controls, and any cracks or leaks in the unit. Furnaces that are not properly maintained can leak dangerous fumes putting you and your family at risk.
At Cool Breeze, we can inspect your furnace before the coming winter and quickly diagnose and resolve any problems we find. We get a lot of furnace repair calls this time of year, and we recommend checking your furnace before you actually need to use it. This way you won’t be frantically searching for a qualified Maryland furnace repair company as your home turns into an ice castle. A working furnace is important to your family’s comfort, health and safety, and we will help put your mind at ease as winter quickly approaches. Call Cool Breeze today to schedule your appointment!