Are Furnace Tune-Ups Really Worth It?
Posted on October 25th, 2017 by Dean's Plumbing
It’s that time of the year, and you’ve dragged out your procrastination long enough. Pretty soon the temperatures will be dropping hard and fast, and you’ll need to know your furnace is up for the challenge. You know this to be true, but you still may be asking yourself; “Is having my furnace tuned up really all that important?” In short — yes. And here’s why:
You’ll be proactively deterring furnace faux pas.
If you don’t have an annual tune-up, will your furnace suddenly sputter out and spontaneously combust? The truth… probably not. But is “probably” a good enough answer for you and your family? We think not! Having a professional take a peek under the hood each year can help to ensure that nothing has gone awry, making that “probably” a little less ambiguous and a lot more confident. There are even some easy things that you, as a homeowner, can do yourself! Changing your furnace filter is one of those things. When left unchanged, a dirty filter can hinder the performance of your heating and cooling system, or may even cause permanent damage resulting in unexpected repairs. Filters should be changed every 1 to 3 months depending on the filter manufacture recommendations.
You’ll be saving money, in more ways than one.
Forget about the money you’ll save in heating costs from a well-working furnace. (Which we can tell you, is certainly significant.) You’ll also be saving money on costly repairs and an inevitable furnace replacement. You change your car’s oil regularly and have it inspected annually, right? Well, just like your car, your furnace is a machine that requires expert attention once in awhile. Sure, you can’t prolong your furnace’s life forever, but why spend money on a replacement or repair now, when it could’ve lasted longer? Your home’s furnace is not unlike your car – a little routine maintenance can save you lots of time and plenty of money in the long run.
Experts have deduced that up to 75% of all no-heat calls in winter are the result of a poorly executed (or completely omitted) furnace maintenance plan. Don’t be a statistic! Make sure your family is toasty as can be this winter. Schedule an annual furnace tune-up with Dean’s Professional Plumbing today!