We often get homeowners that schedule heater maintenance at the last minute when their system is on its way out. While we might be able to help then, we can help much more when you schedule yearly maintenance before problems start to arise. From day one when you buy your furnace, you should invest in a maintenance plan precisely because it can keep your system running for longer.
In light of this information, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about a few of the benefits that can come from furnace maintenance. When you decide to take the plunge and schedule an HVAC maintenance in Shreveport with one of our professionals, you’re giving yourself some leeway in regards to future repairs and the knowledge that your system is functioning as efficiently as possible.
So, let’s get started!
It’s Finally Time
It’s always difficult to “sell” maintenance to a homeowner that’s just purchased a new furnace installation. We understand that nobody wants to make another purchase right after investing so much in a heating system. However, when you finally decide to schedule maintenance, we promise it will have been worth it.
Lower Heating Bills
A solid maintenance plan will actually save more money than you might realize. Heating bills generally start to rise when your HVAC system isn’t functioning as efficiently as it should be, which often happens automatically after a few years of constantly running. When you schedule maintenance, a specialist can make targeted repairs that will influence the efficiency levels and make sure the heater is consuming as little fuel as possible. Remember, lower heating bills means more money that stays in your pocket!
Longer Heater Lifespan
Furnaces generally last up to 15 years after they’re first installed, we’ll tell any customer that. However, what customers don’t usually know is that this 15-year lifespan includes the use of yearly maintenance appointments. So, if you’re utilizing your furnace every year and skipping yearly maintenance, then it’s increasingly likely that your system won’t last close to 15 years.
For those of us with gas furnaces, heater maintenance should basically be non-negotiable. That’s because as your furnace ages, issues can compound and become worse over time—which, in a gas-burning system, can become health and safety hazards! Problems like cracked heat exchanger can leak carbon monoxide into your home if you’re not careful, which is an issue that requires carbon monoxide detectors and, you guessed it, a solid maintenance plan to give you fair warning.
Fewer Repair Needs
It’s fairly easy for our team to know which furnaces have been maintained and which haven’t. A furnace that’s been neglected often needs frequent expensive repairs done on parts that should have been replaced years ago. Thankfully, with a quality maintenance plan, a specialist can replace those small parts or perform minor repairs without waiting until the moment the larger components begin to break. Don’t forget that fewer repair needs for your heater translates to savings in the long run!
Sign up for maintenance with the team at Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. Call the doctor of home comfort today!