- It’s vital that you schedule an annual maintenance check-up for your furnace
- A technician will make sure your furnace is working efficiently and safely
- Without a regular check-up by a professional, your warranty may be void
As you know, winter can be harsh and unpredictable, especially in Salt Lake City and Park City. Temperatures drop fast and snow can pile up in hours. In order to stay warm, cozy, and safe throughout the season, it’s vital that you schedule an annual maintenance check-up for your furnace with a professional HVAC technician.
A technician will make sure your furnace is working efficiently and safely. They will perform any repairs that may be needed and identify any problems that could cause serious issues in the future. A good technician will check the duct work to ensure normal function, the fan motor for efficiency, and the wiring for safety. He should also check the condenser drain, firing burners, and blower belt. In general, regular maintenance and upkeep can help extend the life of your furnace, saving you money in the long run.
One major problem that can occur if you don’t schedule an annual check-up for your furnace is the build up of dirt. Dirt can reduce the air flow and cause the fan motor to work overtime, wasting fuel and lowering the efficiency of your system. If too much dirt builds up, it can lead to major repairs in the future and reduce the life span of your furnace. Additionally, dirt build up can lead to poor air quality, which might aggravate or create respiratory issues for the home’s inhabitants. While you should change your filters regularly, a professional technician will check the filters and clean the furnace to ensure optimal performance.
One of the main reasons you should have your furnace checked yearly by a professional is to make sure your furnace is safe. Carbon Monoxide is a toxic byproduct of gas furnaces. If working correctly, your furnace expels the carbon monoxide outside of the home, but if overly-dirty or broken, the gas can leak into your home. The odorless, colorless gas can cause dizziness, nausea, and, in extreme cases, death.
Most HVAC manufacturers provide a warranty. However, in order to maintain a valid warranty you’re often required to show you’ve performed an annual maintenance check for you furnace. Without a regular check-up by a professional, your warranty may be void. Without a warranty, you will be held fully financially responsible for your furnace and any extensive repairs or replacements it may require in the future.