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The Importance of Fall Furnace Maintenance

October 27, 2017

Halloween is scary, but a furnace problem can be scarier. The last thing most of us want to think about is a problem with our heating systems. Worst fears include your furnace breaking down right before the holidays and a small fire within your home. While these fears are understandable, let’s face all of it head on. The good news is that we’ve compiled a list of the top reasons why you should be having your furnace checked now instead of later:

Safety First: Even the slightest combustion problem can lead to a gas leak in your home. This can even cause unsafe carbon monoxide levels, and trust me when I say that nothing ends a party faster. While the likelihood of this problem is very low, it is definitely better to be safe than sorry – especially with kids in the picture.

Getting It Right: Making sure your furnace is providing the proper airflow is very important. Limited airflow puts an unnecessary strain on your furnace, which leads to frequent (and costly) repairs. This can shorten the lifespan of the system, causing an even bigger headache.

Save Your Pennies: Those expensive extra repairs can add up, especially if it leads to you having to replace the machine. You can avoid all of that and more by simply scheduling these appointments earlier. Another benefit of doing repairs in the fall is that it is less expensive to do so. So while your neighbors are shivering in their homes waiting for a repair man, you can be comfortable at home with those repairs the furthest thing from your mind.

Energy Efficiency: The key to keeping your furnace running smoothly all winter is to not only have it checked out in the fall, but also to have it checked properly. An inspection of the furnace burner and the heat exchanger should be performed, leaving no stone unturned. This guarantees a safe operation, which means you can rest easy all season.

Waiting until winter to have your furnace checked is so last season. Be proactive about your home and your family. Call MaxAir and let them take care of everything. Don’t let your malfunctioning furnace scare away the ghosts and ghouls this season!

Throughout any year, it's important to keep up with the maintenance on your HVAC system. You may think, "Oh, it's ok – it's just sitting there so it should be fine." Except when it's NOT fine. Usually, homeowners ignore regular maintenance and get a surprise on the hottest and most humid day.