Motivated Maintenance: Knowing When To Inspect Your Furnace

Your furnace is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment in your home, but also one of the most dangerous. A quality furnace keeps you warm and safe, but poor maintenance raises the risk of service failures, fires, and illness. To protect your home and family, inspect and maintain your furnace when:

The Cold Commences

During spring, summer, and early autumn, your furnace lay dormant, making it harder to tell if it is damaged. You should order a furnace inspection every year as soon as it starts to get cold. You can then identify furnace issues before they have the chance to threaten or inconvenience your family.

Heating Becomes Harder

Even if you maintain your furnace every autumn, problems may still arise during the cold season, so it is important to identify and respond quickly to furnace issues. If you have the heat on but your house still feels cold, that indicates you have a faulty blower, clogged heating ducts, or some other problem with the furnace system. Fixing these issues not only makes you more comfortable but also reduces the risk of fires and electrical problems.

Your Costs Climb

Pay attention to any unexplained increases in your gas or electric bills. These may indicate that a furnace problem is making your home heating less efficient, wasting energy and money. As with other furnace failures, fixing this is as much a safety and sustainability issue as it is a financial one.

If you or any of your family members report feelings of dizziness, headaches, or nausea but cannot identify the reason, turn your furnace off immediately and call for professional maintenance. These feelings are the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, a potentially deadly threat that you cannot see or smell. Broken gas furnaces release carbon monoxide, so proper maintenance is literally a matter of life and death for you and your family.

If you're in need of heating and furnace repairs or air conditioning repairs, contact the expert team at Vander Hyde Services today for all your heating and cooling needs.

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