When it comes to your furnace, odds are you know that yearly, regular servicing is important to keep it running effectively and efficiently. But how often do you really schedule your furnace maintenance?

Over our years of service, we’ve noticed that while many people know this should be done, very few will schedule it. Typically, most home and business owners will wait until their furnace shows signs that a major repair is needed, which is an incredibly costly mistake.

Yearly Furnace Maintenance

So, for those of you who need a friendly reminder, or for those of you who are unaware, here is why you can’t afford to miss out on your regular furnace maintenance:

Saves You Money On Monthly Energy Bills

While you may think that your yearly maintenance is costing you money, it’s actually saving you funds in the long run. On average, your furnace will take up about 50% of your energy bill, especially if you’re experiencing a harsh and long winter season.

However, with simple servicing, homeowners can expect their furnace to run more effectively, which can save an average of 30% on energy every single month. 

Helps Your Furnace Last Longer

There’s no doubt about it – an entire furnace replacement or a major furnace repair is incredibly costly and something you want to try and prolong for as long as you can. Yearly servicing helps your furnace last longer as it helps to keep it clean, and efficient and helps highlight any potential risks or issues that may be occurring. This results in fewer repairs or smaller, less expensive fixes, and a longer overall lifespan for your furnace.

Allows You to Use Your Manufacturer’s Warranty!

Most furnaces come with a manufacturer’s warranty that lasts up to about 10 years, although most furnaces will last for 20. If anything goes wrong with your furnace or if you need to utilize your manufacturer’s warranty, odds are that the manufacturer’s team will ask for service records to ensure you were doing your part in keeping your furnace up to date.

With regular maintenance and servicing records provided, you’ll be able to cash in on that warranty, save yourself money, and have your furnace replaced or fixed, no questions asked.

Prevents Major Repairs or Breakdowns

During the winter months, you and your family are heavily dependent on the warmth and comfort that your furnace provides. This is why it is less than ideal to have your furnace break down during the middle of the season.

As we’ve mentioned before, with regular servicing and maintenance your furnace repair team will be able to highlight, foresee, and/or fix any possible issues that are occurring. This not only extends the lifespan of your furnace but helps to prevent any major repairs or breakdowns. You know what they say “a stitch in time saves 9…”

Prevents Dangerous Gas Leaks

A gas leak is incredibly dangerous for any home! Unfortunately, major issues with your furnace can not only lead to gas leaks but can also lead to carbon monoxide leaks. This is incredibly dangerous given the fact that carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless, and often goes undetected.

With regular servicing, your team will be able to find or spot any potential hazards or spot leaks, keeping your family safe and secure at home. 

At the end of the day, the money, time, and energy that regular, yearly furnace maintenance will save you are monumental! Not only does it help to keep your family safe, comfortable, and warm all year long, but it also helps to prevent any major repairs or breakdowns, helping to extend the lifespan of your furnace.

If you’ve yet to schedule your maintenance session this year, or if you can’t remember the last time someone was in to check and service your furnace, then here’s your sign. Contact us today to book your appointment and see the difference that professional furnace maintenance appointments can make in your monthly energy bills and in your furnace’s efficiency. 

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