Furnace service plans are a good investment whether your system is new or getting on in years. Most plans will give you an annual tune-up along with some sort of benefits such as priority scheduling and repair discounts. Besides that, you save time by having experts working on your system. Let’s consider what these plans can do for your furnace and your wallet.
The Maximum in Energy Efficiency
Assuming that your furnace is perfectly sized for your home, it can run efficiently as long as nothing is hindering air circulation and heat generation. It doesn’t take long, though, for something to come up and do precisely that. Maybe it’s a layer of dust over the burners, which could lead to less efficient heating and even a buildup of gas inside the heat exchanger. It might be a dirty ignition system that won’t start the burners in the first place.
Maintenance can eliminate these and many other issues. Besides cleaning the interior components, technicians can address leaks in the ductwork so the warm air isn’t escaping. They could calibrate the thermostat so it doesn’t switch on the furnace when the temperature is already where you want it to be. Energy-efficient performance results in lower utility bills, fewer repairs and greater longevity for your system.
No More Health Hazards
Be aware that ill-maintained furnaces can threaten your health and your safety. Loose or old wiring could spark a fire. A crack in the heat exchanger could leak out carbon monoxide. Dirt buildup and clogged condensate drains can invite pollutants into your home. With continual tune-ups, these concerns will vanish altogether.