If you’ve had your furnace for any length of time, you no doubt understand how frustrating it can be when it doesn’t work like it should. Regular furnace maintenance is the key to keeping your home heating system functional. There are also other significant benefits to preventive HVAC system maintenance. Here are some advantages of regular furnace maintenance:
Gas furnaces burn natural gas to generate heat. This requires both an open flame and a source of flammable gas. As the gas burns, it produces carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion. This is a highly dangerous gas that can be deadly in the proper concentration. By having your furnace maintained regularly, you ensure that the burners work right and the gas supply lines are tight and without leaks. You’ll also ensure that there are no carbon monoxide leaks and that the gas is vented properly to the outdoors.
A well-maintained furnace works when you need it to. It is reliable, it produces plenty of heat for your home, and it provides a consistent source of comfort throughout the colder seasons. The system will do a better job of filtering the air moving through it, which will improve overall indoor air quality.
If you have a high-efficiency furnace, regular maintenance will ensure that the system holds its efficiency. Even if you have an older heating system, preventive maintenance ensures that it works at its highest possible level. Higher efficiency will decrease the amount you pay every month for heating.
Longer system life
By keeping your furnace in good condition through regular maintenance, you’ll extend the system’s expected lifespan. A well-maintained furnace will most likely last several years longer than one that is neglected. The likelihood of breakdowns will decrease, and the possibility of total system replacement will be reduced.
Arpi’s Industries Ltd. knows how to take the edge off the cold in Calgary and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information on the importance of furnace maintenance or to schedule a maintenance and inspection appointment at your convenience.
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