Should I Get My Gas Furnace Serviced Every Year?
To make sure your gas furnace is reliable and ready for the winter, every homeowner should learn the benefits of maintenance and the risks of not inspecting your furnace annually as well as what is performed during a tune-up,
Gas furnaces are one of the most important appliances within your home. Your home’s furnace provides comfort and safety to your family during Indiana’s extreme winter weather. Gas furnaces should be maintained by a professional annually to run efficiently, operate safely, prevent repairs and ensure the longest lifespan of the furnace. Redman Services is committed to serving all of our clients with furnace tune-up services to keep your system running efficiently throughout the season.
What is Included In a Furnace Tune-Up?
A complete tune-up includes a thorough inspection of all the major components within your furnace. The certified technicians at Redman Services have years of experience and training in furnace inspections and operation. Our team inspects your HVAC system for common issues and performs the recommended maintenance on your gas furnace. Some of the primary steps during a gas furnace tune-up include:
- Remove debris from around the furnace
- Clean furnace of any dust, debris and other foreign material
- Check and replace air filters
- Inspect gas line
- Inspect components including pilot light, heat exchanger, blower motor, and wiring
- Test the system for leaks
- Calibrate thermostat
- Test operations of heating system for proper performance including airflow through venting system
What Are the Benefits of Furnace Maintenance?
Furnace tune-ups have many benefits. Beyond testing the operations of the furnace, our technicians evaluate the safety of your gas furnace, which prevents breakdowns and helps you plan for when to install a new furnace. Some of the benefits the yearly maintenance include:
Gas furnaces need to be inspected for gas leaks. Carbon monoxide buildup and carbon monoxide leaks are risks to your family’s health. Oftentimes, leaking carbon monoxide can come from cracks in the heat exchanger. This could have deadly consequences. Annual maintenance before the first start of the season prevents serious health problems.
Your gas furnace plays a large role in the indoor air quality of your home. An efficiently running furnace not only achieves the desired temperature in your home, but it also propels the air throughout your ductwork. Preventative maintenance reduces dust, pet dander, and other airborne debris from your furnace. If your furnace is not cleaned, it can spread these contaminants through the air in your home. A well-maintained furnace helps family members with asthma, allergies, and other health issues during cold and flu season.
A clean, well-calibrated gas furnace uses less fuel and reaches the desired temperature faster in your home. When your furnace performs at peak efficiency you will see an impact on your energy bills.
Annual inspections discover minor issues before they break. During a furnace checkup, our technicians advise of worn or faulty components. Fixing these minor issues may avoid major problems like a cracked heat exchanger or broken blower fan. Regular maintenance helps reduce furnace repairs that surprise you during the winter.
Clean, well-maintained components are the best way to maximize the life of your furnace. A well-tuned HVAC system performs better and operates with less strain. Replacing a furnace is expensive so our team of experts aims to keep your furnace running smoothly.
What Are the Consequences of Skipping Furnace Maintenance?
A poorly maintained furnace has many negative effects on not just your health, but your wallet too.
Clogged air filters and dirty furnace systems affects the indoor air quality and energy usage of your furnace. When thermostats are faulty your furnace works harder wasting gas and money.
Dirty furnaces move airborne debris like dust and pet dander that triggers respiratory issues for some family members. Carbon monoxide leaks and natural gas leaks put the health and safety of your family at risk.
As furnaces age, repairs will occur. When a furnace is inspected many issues are fixed before cold weather arrives. Without an inspection by an HVAC technician, furnace breakdowns are a surprise. Losing heat during extreme cold endangers your family and raises the potential of frozen pipes.
When Was The Last Time You Had HVAC System Maintenance Done?
Whether a furnace is new or old, annual maintenance is ideally performed before the first start of the season. For Indiana homeowners, late summer into early fall is the best time to schedule your furnace maintenance service. If it’s been multiple years since you’ve skipped maintenance, Redman Services can help make sure you never miss an appointment again by signing up for the Redman Hero Club. We’ll call you to make an appointment around your busy schedule.
Regardless of the last time you had your furnace maintenance performed, now is the time to schedule your appointment. Contact Redman Services today.