When cooler autumn temperatures arrive, you must take care of your home’s heating system. Without proper maintenance, your furnace may not last all winter. Here are five reasons it’s a mistake to skip fall furnace maintenance in your Stafford, VA, home:
Poor Air Quality
A worn-out furnace filter is just as dangerous as a vehicle that’s not serviced. It could cause respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema in the long run. Make sure to change your furnace filter every month to improve the air quality in your home.
Lack of Warmth
If your furnace doesn’t operate properly, you won’t have the perfect temperatures inside your home. Smoky or dirty filters will affect the quality of your air. If your furnace stops working and you’re unable to change the filters, you’ll end up with cold air in your home.
Sudden and Unnecessary Repairs
Furnaces are complex machines, and it’s difficult to repair one. By failing to repair your furnace before winter arrives, you could be in danger. Sudden and unnecessary repairs could cost not only your time but your money as well.
The lack of proper maintenance may lead to furnace failures. You should be cautious about your furnace and other heating equipment.
If you take time to fix them, you won’t be risking a fire. Cleaning ducts, piping and other heating sources will improve their efficiency.
Higher Energy Bills
You shouldn’t neglect the furnace in your home. If you do, chances are that you’ll experience energy inefficiency and higher utility bills due to a dirty or out-of-order furnace. If this is the case, you’ll need to call a heating contractor to help maintain your furnace.
Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning provides reliable heating services. We also offer free estimates and guarantee customer satisfaction. Contact us today for your furnace installation, repair and maintenance needs.
Image provided by iStock