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Four Reasons a Furnace Check-Up Is Important

Florida isn’t necessarily known for its frigid winters that send people heading south—in fact, people from the north frequently head to the Sunshine State to wait out the winter before returning home. Our tropical climate leads to warm days, even in the middle of December, January, and February, and the nights are often nothing more than even a slight chill. However, that doesn’t mean that temperatures can’t dip down, forcing people everywhere to fire up their heaters and stay warm.

Because cold weather is so rare, the majority of homeowners don’t actually think twice about their furnace and its condition. This leads to a lot of people firing up their heaters without a second thought only to encounter a serious problem shortly after. And here’s some news that frustrates a number of these homeowners: the majority of these problems could have been prevented with a heater maintenance service from a Palm Beach County heating services professional.

Here are four reasons why you should schedule a check-up service for your heater now, before the weather starts to really cool off for the winter.

Energy Efficiency

A check-up and maintenance service includes a thorough inspection and cleaning of your furnace or heat pump in order to prep it for months of use up ahead. Electrical connections will be tightened, moving parts will be lubricated, and important components exposed to thousands of tons of moving air will be cleaned of dust and other accumulated grime. All of this means your system will use less energy to produce the heat you need, which helps you save money on your energy bills.

System Longevity

A well-maintained furnace is going to last longer, plain and simple. Think of your furnace or heat pump like a car: the better care you take of it, the longer it will last and the more use you’ll get out of it. Nobody likes to have to go buy a new car every few years because it’s worn out—you want it to last. The same principle applies to your heater: the better care you take of it, the longer it will last and the more years of faithful service you’ll get from it.

Fewer Breakdowns

A system that’s well-maintained is far less prone to serious breakdowns as well as lasting longer. Serious breakdowns are expensive, and require repairs that take time and a lot of expertise as well as new parts. While a major repair can put off the need to replace your system completely, they’re something you want to avoid at all costs. A system that receives no attention may break down at virtually any time, and it’s more likely to do so as it ages. However, even an older system that’s been maintained each year is at a far lower chance of this happening.

Manufacturer Warranty

If you’ve replaced your system recently, it’s probably covered under a manufacturer warranty. However, one of the terms of this warranty is that you need to have your system maintained once a year or else it will be declared null. If you want to maintain this protection over any defects or breakdowns over your system’s first several years of life, you’re going to need to maintain it. It’s hardly a hassle to do so as well—most maintenance services can be completed in a couple of hours or so, require minimal investment, and provide you with so much value that they’re well worth the investment.

Schedule a furnace check-up and maintenance service by calling Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC at 888.660.4337 today!