As fall rolls in and temperatures start to cool down, now is the perfect time to make sure your home is ready for the winter. In order to best prepare for chilly temperatures, you should make sure your heating system is properly running so that you’re not left in the cold. Just like changing the oil in your car, annual servicing is an essential part of furnace care and will extend the life of your HVAC system, decrease your energy bill, and avoid health risks.
The best time to have your furnace serviced is in the fall before it gets cold. Fortunately in Southeastern North Carolina, the freezing temperatures don’t roll in until January, therefore there is still plenty of time to make an appointment with our team of HVAC technicians to get your furnace serviced.
Why Should I Get My Furnace Serviced?
If your furnace is left unserviced, it can stop working randomly and leave you and your family in the cold. It can also be a hazard to your health, as furnace maintenance can reveal carbon monoxide leaks that are hard to detect due to the gas being colorless and odorless.
Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to headaches, nausea, dizziness, and potentially death. An estimated 500 people die each year while over 15,000 are hospitalized from carbon monoxide exposure.
Poor maintenance on your furnace can also cause your energy bills to skyrocket as it will run less efficiently and therefore work harder to heat your home.
What is Involved in Annual Furnace Servicing?
Here are a few of the action items that our HVAC Technicians will perform while servicing your furnace:
- Inspecting condensation drain for obstructions
- Inspecting electrical connections and testing voltage on system components to prevent future component failures
- Lubricating any moving parts
- Checking your thermostat settings to make sure your unit is properly running
After our HVAC professionals service your furnace, we recommend a few things that you can do to keep it running smoothly. The most important thing is to change your air filter regularly every 3 months. Having a congested air filter disallows airflow and can enable contaminants to affect your indoor air quality.