Benefits of Furnace Maintenance & Tune-Up
Not doing regular, timely Furnace maintenance can cause the system to critically fail or require significant costly and time-consuming repairs. However, scheduling routine Furnace maintenance can ensure not only a warm and pleasant place but also a safe facility.
Here are some of the benefits of Furnace maintenance and why you should seriously consider scheduling this service:
1 - You can save up to 30% on your energy bill
For most businesses, more than 50% of their energy bill is because of the Furnace. This can go even higher if your facility is in a place that has long, chilly winters. However, if regular Furnace maintenance is carried out and your unit is well-tuned, it will be more efficient and will use less energy.
Studies suggest that regular maintenance of your Furnace can save you as much as 30% on your energy bill. Furthermore, if you also invest in a programmable thermostat, you can make your next winter season even more affordable.
A major reason why most facility owners or managers are reluctant about annual tune-ups is because they think it is some extra work. However, the truth is that it’s easier than you think. Simple things like changing Furnace filters can save you money on energy bills and keep your facility at the desired temperature. This also ensures proper airflow, which can save you further money on frequent repairs as the Furnace does not strain. This also emphasizes that a well-maintained Furnace will last you much longer.
2 - You can prevent/reduce frequent Furnace repairs & breakdowns
A broken heating system can be a major issue for any business. This unexpected expense not only results in frustration but can also negatively impact your business. For instance, if you are a hotel or multifamily owner and your Furnace isn't working, it is likely that people would prefer some other place to dine in over your restaurant. If you are not regularly maintaining your Furnace, you can expect issues like:
- Furnace frequently shut-offs
- Furnace blowing cold air
- Unusually high energy bills
- Furnace water leaks
- Carbon Monoxide leaks
This is why routine maintenance of your HVAC system is important to ensure that there are fewer repairs required. It is recommended to schedule maintenance for your Furnace before the winter season so that you know that your facility is ready for the upcoming chilly season.
3 - You can extend your Furnace's life
Just like any other appliance or machine, regular maintenance of your Furnace is essential to keep your heating unit working optimally. The better maintained your unit is, the longer it will last. Furthermore, a regular checkup also ensures that all the elements of your Furnace are working fine and any upcoming issue is taken care of before it is too late. The extended life of your Furnace also translates to more savings.
4 - You can maintain a healthy Air Quality in your facility
Cutting on fuel costs is one of the benefits you have when you regularly maintain your Furnace. However, there is more to it! If you keep your heating unit maintained, it also ensures healthy indoor air quality in your facility. This is because Furnaces have air filters to keep the indoor air clean. If they are changed regularly (every 90 days at the most), you can avoid any dirt or debris buildup in the facility. Clean Furnace filters also help you avoid any allergy symptoms.
5 - You can avoid gas and carbon monoxide leaks
Furnaces burn fuel to produce heat; therefore, it is important to ensure that the combustion process is efficient. However, if proper maintenance is neglected, your Furnace system can lead to a gas leak which can be dangerous for anyone in the facility. Similarly, an unchecked Furnace also poses a risk of carbon monoxide leaks which can cause nausea, headaches, and in some cases, death.
Since these gases are colorless and odorless, they are harder to detect. Nevertheless, annual Furnace maintenance can help you catch any potential safety risks and keep you, your employees, and your customers safe.
6 - You can secure your manufacturer's warranty
A well-cared-for Furnace can last as long as 20 years, but most good companies still offer up to a 10-year warranty option on new Furnaces. However, the condition to claim this warranty is to prove that you have been taking care of the unit through service records. Therefore, if, for any reason, your heating unit breaks down and needs repairing, you must have all the reasons to claim your warranty to avoid a hefty amount of expenses. This is why we encourage everyone to get a regular Furnace tune-up so that they can maintain their Furnace manufacturer's warranty.
7 - You can stay warm and safe during the Winter
The last thing you want is to have people in your facility uncomfortable due to a broken Furnace on a freezing winter morning. By getting your Furnace annual tuned up before the winter season begins, you can find out the condition of your heating unit and save you all that grief.
How do Furnace tune-ups work?
To ensure that your gas Furnace is operating at its peak performance, the HVAC technician will do the following:
- Clean the burners and area around the Furnace with a Vacuum.
- Clean out flue pipes, the Furnace blower, and check for rust or leakage.
- Examine the fuel line, flame sensor, thermocouple, and pilot light.
- Check the gas pressure.
- Check the condensate line and clean any clogs.
- Examine the heat exchanger for blockage, cracks, or corrosion.
- Lubricate all the moving parts in the unit.
- Test thermostat and safety controls, calibrating as necessary.
- Check and adjust gas or electrical connections.
- Recommend any needed repairs.
Regular maintenance may seem like a hassle, but your Furnace works extremely hard through the cold winter months to keep your facility comfortable and deserves it. It is important to ensure lower utility bills, fewer repairs, improved safety, longer life, and improved savings.
Let ProServices Supply Handle All of Your Furnace Needs
With extensive experience in delivering maintenance and repair services along with operational equipment and supplies, we are a leading MRO supplier providing exceptional experiences to commercial and residential facilities. At ProServices Supply, we have experienced HVAC technicians that can provide you with everything you'll need for your Furnace, from tune-ups to installations and quick Furnace repairs. To schedule an appointment, submit a request online or give us a call today at (877) 776-8228.