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Furnace Check Up: Yes, It’s That Time of Year

furnace-check-upSure, we might not get as much use out of our furnace systems as other parts of the country—say, in the Midwest and East Coast. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can neglect caring for our heaters. If you haven’t scheduled your professional Richmond, TX furnace maintenance appointment yet, don’t worry—it’s not too late! We can perform your furnace check-up any time of the year—though we do highly recommend this service be done at least once per year.

There are many reasons to have your furnace professionally maintained on a yearly basis, and safety is a huge one, particularly if it is a gas-powered system. Today’s gas-powered systems are designed for maximum safety and efficiency, however, the combustion process involved with gas still means that there is a risk. Even minor damage to a furnace can cause gas leakage in your home, making you ill or worse. As vital as your safety is, however, this is not the only reason you should have your furnace checked.

Reduce Repair Needs

During your furnace check-up, our professionals will fully inspect your entire system. We’ll make adjustments, if needed, and check for any pending repair issues. By addressing small issues right away, you reduce the opportunity for a larger emergency. Remember, even though our climate mostly deals with heat, your furnace gets a good amount of work in the winter time, and if you skip a check-up you could be running a furnace that really needs repair to avoid a breakdown.

Improve Efficiency

Taking care of your furnace as you should helps you save energy. This is because during the service, the system is cleaned, so any debris that was causing the furnace to work harder than it would have to normally will be eliminated. When your furnace is running at the highest efficiency possible, it will save you energy, and subsequently, money.

Maintain Your Manufacturer’s Warranty

Most warranties require that you have your heater maintained on a yearly basis in order to qualify for the services they cover. Getting a furnace check-up very likely validates your warrant, helping you to save on common furnace expenses.

Have Peace of Mind that Your Furnace is Well Cared For

Having us telling you to have your furnace checked-up is one thing. We get that you probably would like to know what it is that is “checked” during this appointment, though. Here are just a few things we look at.

  • The Vent System: Are there any blockages or leaks?
  • The Heat Exchanger: This needs to be inspected for any signs of rust or corrosion.
  • Wiring: Are there any frays or corrosion of any kind?
  • Filters: Changing and cleaning your filters is something you should do yourself at least every 3 months (each month if you have excessive debris in your home, such as cigarette smoke and pet dander), but we will also check this during maintenance.

Whether you are scheduling a maintenance appointment or need professional furnace repairs, you can rely on Fresh Air, L.P. Contact us today!

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