You may not want to think about cold weather coming, but it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the coming winter season. That means making sure that your heating system is ready to handle those days when the temperature barely rises above freezing. One of the best things you can do to ensure that your system stays running smoothly from October through April is to have your furnace inspected in early fall before the thermometer starts to dip.
Why Furnace Maintenance Is Important
Having your furnace inspected each year in the late summer or early fall may seem like an expense you can do without. However, regular, annual furnace maintenance can actually save you money in the long run. Just a few of the reasons that annual maintenance is important include:
Keeping your family warm this winter. A well-maintained system is less likely to break down in the middle of the cold weather season.
Saving you money on repairs. Just like car maintenance, it’s generally much less expensive to fix a mechanical problem early than when it has caused your system to stop working altogether.
Saving you energy dollars. It costs more money to push heated air through a dirty system, thus using more energy and costing you unnecessary dollars on your electric or gas bill.
Extending the life of your heating system. A clean, well-maintained heating system lasts longer that one that’s slogged with dust and dirt. Since your heating system is one of the most expensive components of your home, extending the life of this system by even a few years can save you a significant amount of money.
What’s Involved in an Annual Furnace Maintenance Call
When the furnace technician comes to your home, he or she will clean the unit, inspect the connections to the power source, clean the filters, check all of the moving parts to make sure that they are operating properly, tighten any loose screws and connections and test the thermostat to make sure that the system turns on and off when it is supposed to.
Save Money on Your Energy Bills with John Nugent and Sons
At John Nugent and Sons, we want to help you and your family to stay warm and toasty this winter without having to spend any more than you have to on heating your home. We’re heating experts and have been helping Northern Virginia area homeowners like you for more than 40 years. To learn more about keeping your heating system well maintained and to schedule an appointment, call us at 703 291-1926.
* Free estimates apply to new installations only. There is a minimum charge for all repair service calls.
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