Fall has officially started and your AC has been shut down for the season, but now it’s time to think about staying warm. A furnace is one way to stay warm this winter. However, if you already own one, you’ve likely kept it inactive for around six months. Those months of inactivity will wear down any heating system. To make sure it’s still in working order, we suggest calling someone to tune-up your furnace. Doing so can ensure your family’s safety and comfort for the upcoming winter.
Here are five ways that getting a furnace tune-up can help you this winter:
Have a long-lasting furnace
Like the other systems in your house, keeping your furnace well-maintained can extend its life. Poorly-maintained furnaces, on the other hand, have a shorter lifespan, break down more often, and cost more to run due to inefficiency.
Stay safe from dangerous leaks
Damaged or poorly-maintained gas furnaces can be dangerous, as they’ll leak gasses that could pose a threat to your family or home. Carbon monoxide is deadly to people and many animals, and the other gasses the furnace could leak are highly flammable.
Costs less than full repairs
Maintenance costs money, but a maintenance job will cost less than a full repair job. During our furnace tune-up jobs, we can fix any small problems that could become something worse down the road. By doing this, we’ll keep you from having to pay more money and deal with the inconvenience of a broken furnace.
Know your furnace’s condition
When we tune-up your furnace, you’ll be able to get a good understanding of its health. This will help you decide if you’re willing to use your furnace for the winter. If you don’t, you can always buy a new one. If you’ve got your tune-up earlier, you can also get more time for deciding on which model you want.
Improve energy efficiency
The Department of Energy says that about half of the average homeowner’s energy bills come from using the furnace. However, this percentage can be reduced through proper care. Worn-down parts and other problems can reduce your furnace’s efficiency, but you can keep it working its best through regular tune-ups. A well-maintained furnace uses about 30% less energy than normal.
What makes Papalia my best option for furnace maintenance?
It’s critical to understand that furnace repair isn’t something you should do yourself, or even leave to your regular handyman. Furnaces are complex appliances, and repairing them requires a good deal of knowledge and experience. That’s why you should choose a fully licensed, highly experienced company with a proven track record of satisfied customers.
Papalia Home Services has been serving homeowners and business owners in the Boston Metro West area for more than 26 years. We’ve worked hard to build a reputation for excellence, and we continue to work hard to maintain that reputation every day. That’s why we invest in ongoing education for our people and the best parts the industry provides. As a result, we provide superior customer service from the moment you contact us until the moment we wave to you as we drive away. Call us today to schedule your tune-up!