As the Coon Rapids winter approaches, you’ll want to consider getting tune ups for your home to prepare for the long winter ahead. Your furnace is sure to take a hit as you’ll be using it to heat your home for the next few months. Getting it tuned up will help you prepare your home in many ways, some of which are listed below.
Ensures your furnace’s health through the winter
Getting this annual tune up before winter will fix any problems that could arise when the furnace is being constantly used. Wear and tear happens to all devices, but the last thing you want is for your furnace to break down in the middle of the winter. All tune ups come with a guarantee that your furnace will last through the long winter months.
Helps your furnace last longer
On average, furnaces last 15 to 20 years before they need to be replaced. In order to get the most out of your furnace, regular tune ups are recommended. Furnaces that are not tuned up in their lifetime last closer to 10 years. If your furnace is under a manufacturer’s warranty, it could become invalid if your furnace is not tuned up annually.
The wear and tear on your furnace can start to pile up in costs. Efficiency is a big factor to your costs, which will degrade over time if your furnace is not given a proper tune up on an annual basis. Making sure your furnace is efficient before using it daily will lower utility costs and keep you on budget all winter long.
Keeps your family safe from furnace emergencies
If problems with your furnace go ignored for too long, it could put your family in danger. The main part of your furnace, the heat exchanger, could be harmful if cracked or broken. If this happens, carbon monoxide will be released into your home. Carbon monoxide can impair the health in your home, so it is important to have it checked. If you have a gas furnace, the gas manifold is an important and delicate part of your furnace. It connects the has? to fuel the pilot flame, so if it cracks, it could release the gas into your home. If you suspect any problems like these, please contact an HVAC contractor to get it checked out and fixed.
At Twin Cities Heating and Air, we care about your safety and advise you to get your furnace tuned up before the start of winter. Our comfort care packages can help you schedule your fall furnace tune up and save money all while ensuring your family stays warm all winter long.