Why A Fall Tune-Up is the Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Furnace

Winter is on its way and there’s a lot you have to do in order to prepare for it.

One of the most important things you can do for your home is to have a tune-up for your home’s furnace.

Each and every year, this is the most important thing you can do for your furnace — and your entire home!

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Why Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up

1) So It Doesn’t Break Down

Murphy’s Law states that “If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.” This seems to be the case when it comes to your home’s heating system. In the past, whenever you (or someone you know) has had their heating system break down, it usually seems like it’s during one of the coldest times of the winter.

However, if you plan to have your furnace inspected and serviced by a professional HVAC technician before winter begins, the chances of this happening drop significantly. A professional will be able to spot any malfunctioning parts and have them repaired or replaced to ensure the unit will run properly and efficiently throughout the winter.

2) To Save You Money

When your furnace is serviced by a professional, it will operate without any hiccups. This will allow the furnace to heat your home while being as energy efficient as possible. A furnace with malfunctioning or broken parts, one that has failed to be cleaned, and one that hasn’t been adjusted can mean that it’s using more energy in order to do its job. A quick fall tune-up can keep your energy bills low and your wallet full!

3) For a Long and Useful Life

While a furnace tune-up can help keep energy bills low, it can also keep the lifespan of your heating system long. When a homeowner fails to maintain their furnace and the parts begin to malfunction, it must try to operate and expend more time and energy in order to heat the home to the desired temperature.

This additional wear and tear can (and will) shorten the lifespan of the unit. The average useful lifespan of a furnace is usually between 15 and 20 years. However, failure to maintain the furnace can result in a furnace that lasts closer to the decade mark — or even sooner than that…

When it comes to your home’s furnace, a fall tune-up is the single most important thing you can do for it to ensure its efficiency and longevity.

When you need a professional to inspect and service your home’s furnace, our pros here at Griffin Mechanical are ready for your call. The last thing we want is for you to have a breakdown in the middle of winter, or faint at the sight of your monthly energy bill.