“Wait,” you might be wondering, “furnace maintenance? In Florida?”
Well, yes. Here’s the thing… sure, we don’t use our heating systems for very long in Florida. We’re sure there have been some summers where you felt like you barely used yours for a week before temperatures crept back up. But the fact is, it does get chilly at the peak of winter, especially at night. And when that happens, you want a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system to keep you and your family comfortable.
The only way to ensure that your furnace is in great shape is by scheduling routine tune-ups for the system. Read on as we uncover 3 very important reasons you shouldn’t skip out on furnace maintenance.
Skipping Maintenance Means Wasting Money!
Maintaining your heater is a long term investment. We understand that when you look at the cost of getting a tune-up, it may seem like an unnecessary expense. But maintenance is actually needed to help you save money.
During maintenance, our team thoroughly inspects, cleans, and adjusts the components that need it inside your furnace. This helps slow down wear and tear that could otherwise have a huge impact on the longevity of your furnace.
Maintenance won’t raise system efficiency, but by preventing 85% of the repair needs a furnace may need in its lifetime, maintenance helps your system last longer and retain its original efficiency. So you’re saving money in a number of ways–lower repair costs, you’re not paying for premature replacement, and you’re not paying too much on your utility bills to actually keep the house comfy.
Ill-Maintained Heaters Can’t Keep Homes Comfortable
An ill-maintained furnace has no chance of operating at peak performance levels if it is not regularly maintained. Sure, your heater isn’t likely going to break down completely just because you skipped one maintenance session. However, the overall performance quality of the furnace will be impaired.
You deserve the best in comfort! In order to get the performance from your heater that you paid for, you need to schedule routine tune-ups. Otherwise, your system will start to suffer, and you’ll be paying more for less comfort.
Skipped Tune-Ups Put Your Heater in Danger
Arguably the best benefit of getting routine tune-ups done is the fact that this service helps protect your furnace and your home. Without maintenance, you run the risk of suffering furnace breakdowns when you’re not expecting it.
Additionally, a lack of maintenance in a gas-powered furnace is especially dangerous. These systems are not inherently unsafe, but without proper care they can become so.
This is especially true with aging furnaces. What happens is that after years of wear and tear, and skipped maintenance, the heat exchangers of the furnace crack and leak gas. This exposes your household to harmful carbon monoxide gas. But this can be avoided with proper furnace care!