HAVING A PLAN FOR MAINTAINING YOUR FURNACE
Get Peace of Mind with a Furnace Maintenance Plan
Usually, if a furnace breaks down, it seems to happen at the most inconvenient time, when finding a furnace repair technician may be difficult. While it cannot prevent sudden breakdowns, proper maintenance of your furnace will ensure your furnace reaches its maximum lifespan with fewer problems. A furnace maintenance plan would include what is needed to keep your furnace in good running condition and give you the added peace of mind that a qualified service technician has inspected the furnace for any signs of weakness or potential breakdowns.
A Furnace Maintenance Plan Helps Save Money
Just as any other item you own that includes a motor and moving parts, your furnace requires maintenance so it can continue to operate at its best. Moving parts in your furnace are also considered wear parts and they will wear much faster if they are not lubricated regularly. When these parts are not functioning at their best, your furnace has to work harder to produce heat, in turn costing you more money in utilities. Having a furnace repair technician thoroughly inspect your furnace and lubricating all moving parts during your regular service appointments will extend the life of your wear parts and help your furnace maintain its efficiency.
It can save you money in the long run to have a furnace maintenance plan over hiring a qualified furnace technician each time you need service. You also run into the difficulty of scheduling an appointment, unless you plan ahead and book your inspection in early fall before demand becomes high. When you choose a plan, you are securing your annual maintenance.
Added Peace of Mind
While you are likely aware that your furnace filters must be changed or cleaned regularly to avoid a breakdown or loss of efficiency, there are other parts of your furnace that must be cleaned as well. A furnace maintenance plan would cover these additional areas as well as an inspection of them to check for signs of wear or weakness that may prevent a more costly breakdown during the dead of winter.
Some of these items include:
- Cleaning out the blower cabinet
- Cleaning and lubricating the fan
- Inspection and testing of all electrical components
- Inspection and lubrication of moving parts
- A check of your pilot burner or flame rod
- Carbon monoxide testing
- Checking your gas piping and vent
- Checking all safety controls
As you can see, much of the testing and maintenance performed through a furnace maintenance plan are tasks that homeowners are unable to complete themselves. Your plan can help you feel more confident about the condition of your furnace and the complex components within the unit.
A Quick List of Advantages to Having a Maintenance Plan
- Ensure your safety and reduce risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
- Lower utility bills
- Increase the life of your furnace
- Front of the line service
- Discount on diagnostic and repairs
- Maintain your furnace warranty
- Increase the property value of your home
The Bottom Line on Furnace Maintenance Plans
The bottom line is that a furnace maintenance plan can help ensure your furnace reaches its maximum lifespan and operates efficiently; both of which save you money. The peace of mind you get from knowing your furnace is operating safely, is priceless.
Call Mr. Furnace to learn about our furnace maintenance plans or schedule a maintenance appointment.