In our last post, we discussed why having your furnace serviced in July is actually a great idea. We think it is better to be prepared early rather than unprepared and cold once the seasons change. While we always recommend an early service, we also think it is a good idea to have your heater checked every single year. Below, you will find some common questions we hear all the time concerning HVAC services.
If you know that you want your furnace ready for winter, give us a call today. We will dispatch one of our highly trained HVAC technicians to your home or business. They will perform a thorough inspection, note any problems, and complete any regular maintenance. If they notice any other problems, they will note them and tell you. We can usually perform repairs relatively quickly, as long as you schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
Are Annual Furnace Inspections and Tune-Ups Necessary?
All furnace manufacturers recommend that annual inspections be performed by a qualified technician. In fact, there is language in their warranties stating that damage caused by improper maintenance will not be covered. Think about the cost of an annual inspection and then think about the cost of a new furnace. Isn’t it more affordable to pay for an inspection and tune-up once a year than to pay for a full replacement?
What Happens During a Furnace Tune-Up?
There is a list of things that need to be checked to ensure a properly running furnace. For example, the wiring is checked for corrosion or other damage, the heat exchanger is inspected for rust and corrosion, the blower is checked for debris and cleaned as necessary, and the filters are checked and replaced if necessary. Of course, this is just a partial list of what we do during an inspection. Give us a call for more details.
Can A Homeowner Perform An Inspection?
Sure, but only if they understand the ins and outs of an HVAC system. If you don’t have that knowledge, then you need to leave this to a qualified technician. If you don’t know what you are doing, you could make things worse, or even create dangerous conditions. Don’t put yourself and your family at risk because you want to save a few bucks.
Is It Worth the Money Spent?
Yes. Keep in mind that an inspection is not just about ensuring your safety, it is also about preventative maintenance. If we catch a problem early, it could save you a lot of money. Having your furnace inspected now means you won’t wake up some night in the middle of winter with a broken furnace and a cold, unhappy family.
Give Blueox Energy in Oxford a call today to schedule your next HVAC inspection or furnace tune-up before winter. We also offer great low prices on kerosene, home heating oil, and propane delivery.