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3 Reasons To Have the Furnace Maintained This Fall

Autumn’s to-do list is always long. There are gardens and trees to be trimmed back and fertilized, weatherstripping and repairs around the house, and gutters to clean. But one of the most important things that should not be neglected is the furnace. Whenever fall rolls around, it’s time to get a furnace tune-up.

Why is it so important to have the furnace maintained in the fall? Simply put, winter is when homeowners rely heavily on their furnace. A furnace breakdown in the middle of winter is not only inconvenient and uncomfortable, but it can also be dangerous.

This fall, it’s more important than ever to have the furnace inspected by a professional, and here are three good reasons why:

The HVAC System Is Working Overtime

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This fall finds many homeowners are working and attending school from home. Before the pandemic, households could turn down their thermostat during the day when nobody was home, thereby saving energy and money. But now, families need to heat their home to a comfortable temperature around the clock, which means HVAC systems are working overtime.

With the increased demand comes an added strain on the HVAC system. Air is circulated through the system more frequently, leading to an increase of dust and dirt buildup. Moving parts inside the furnace may lose lubrication faster or fall out of alignment due to constant motion. The air filter will become clogged sooner than usual. All of this increased wear and tear could lead to a furnace breakdown.

Because their HVAC system is working harder than ever before, a furnace tune-up this fall will help to prevent breakdowns and save money in the long run.

Routine Tune-Ups Save Moneyfamily

Routine furnace tune-ups keep the unit operating at peak performance, which leads to greater energy efficiency. When all the parts work together perfectly, the furnace will turn on and off less often and can better distribute warm air throughout the home. The improved energy efficiency will also save money on electric and fuel bills. Additionally, by keeping the system well maintained, homeowners can avoid that major emergency, which often leads to those high repair costs. 

Seasonal Maintenance Prevents Breakdowns

A neglected heater will need constant repairs, especially as it nears the end of its life. The cost of visits from an HVAC technician will soon start to add up. Keeping a poorly maintained furnace running on its last legs can be much more expensive than paying for routine tune-ups.

Furthermore, a routine inspection and tune-up are when an HVAC technician may spot something that might need to be adjusted or repaired. This could be parts in need of lubrication, parts that need to be adjusted, loose electrical connections, rust, or any number of signs that the furnace needs repair. 

If caught early, the repair is usually simple, quick, and inexpensive. If unnoticed, that same small problem could lead to a major breakdown that requires an expensive, time-consuming repair or all-out furnace replacement.

Choose 1st Choice Air Solutions

The technicians at 1st Choice Air Solutions are pros at furnace repair and maintenance. They should be homeowners’ first choice for HVAC services because they are experienced, prompt, and cost-effective. 1st Choice Air Solutions has been serving Fort Worth, TX, and the surrounding areas for 25 years.