5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

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Once the cooler weather hits here in Cedar Park, TX you will want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. It is important to have your furnace checked and cleaned by a professional from Arise. Here are five reasons you should call to schedule your appointment today.

1. It prevents unexpected and costly breakdowns

When you schedule your furnace inspection and maintenance on a regular annual basis, you are preventing untimely breakdowns. By having a seasoned expert inspect and clean your system, impending repairs or weaknesses can be found. This allows you to take care of the issue in a timely manner, circumventing middle-of-the-night emergencies.

2. It saves on monthly energy bills

By having your furnace serviced regularly, which includes replacing or cleaning your filter, your furnace can work more efficiently, saving you money. Once it gets dirty, airflow becomes diminished and blocked, causing your furnace to work harder, using more energy to do the same amount of work it normally does under easier conditions.

3. It keeps you and your family safe

When your furnace is not inspected and cleaned before you use it every fall, you run the risk of missing a possible unsafe issue or repair. Sometimes something as dangerous as a cracked heat exchanger can occur. According to AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) this can leak toxic carbon monoxide into your home’s air, and you may not be aware of it at the beginning stages of the problem. (LINK: http://www.ahrinet.org/Homeowners/Improve-Safety/Gas-Furnace-Safety) By then, dangerous levels of the poisonous gas could already be in your home. Your professional technician can check for Carmon monoxide leaks and address safety issues prior to them becoming a danger to you and your household.

4. It extends your furnace’s lifespan

Your furnace is meant to run smoothly and efficiently, with an expected lifespan of 15 to 20 years (for gas furnaces). When you neglect its annual clean and check, the dirt and dust accumulated inside builds up and causes problems. This in turn forces your system to work harder, wearing down its parts sooner. Keeping things running smoothly helps your furnace live a long and healthy life.

5. It keeps the warranty valid

Your furnace most likely came with a manufacturer’s warranty. Most of these warranties specify regular maintenance needs to be performed to keep the system in tip-top shape and to prevent unneeded repairs. By scheduling these maintenance appointments, your chance of incurring repairs decreases and protects your warranty.

To ensure the best results for both your furnace and your pocketbook, be sure to schedule your annual furnace clean-and-check appointment before the cold weather hits. You want your furnace to warm your home. Call our office at 512-267-5000 to make your appointment today.

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