2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record. So far, seven months this year experienced record highs. And those higher-than-average temperatures have continued into October. But don’t let this warm, balmy weather lull you into a false sense of security when it comes to your furnace. Kansas City weather can change in a snap (Anyone remember the “October Surprise” snowstorm in 1996?). If your furnace isn’t ready, you and your family may be left in the cold when the temperatures inevitably drop.
Unfortunately, many homeowners give little thought to their furnace until it stops working. It’s this lack of attention that leads to the majority of furnace issues. In fact, up to 75% of no-heat calls received by HVAC professionals are related to a lack of regular maintenance. Over time, your furnace collects dirt and dust and parts wear out. This wear and tear can lead to poor efficiency, cracked heat exchanges, temperature variations, poor air quality, and even premature system failure.
Regular maintenance will catch potential problems before they turn into major issues that require extensive and expensive repairs. A do-it-yourself cleaning is not adequate to keep your system running optimally. You should have your system thoroughly cleaned and inspected annually by a trained professional. Overland Park Heating and Cooling’s qualified, factory-trained professionals will perform a 20-point full-system clean, check and service on your furnace.
Regular furnace maintenance provides the following benefits:
- It improves the efficiency of your furnace.
- It allows for proper air flow.
- It can reduce, or even prevent, the need for repairs.
- It ensures that your furnace is working when you need it.
- It can detect dangerous gas or carbon monoxide leaks.
- It meets the requirement for regular maintenance stipulated in most furnace warranties.
Having your furnace cleaned, inspected, and serviced annually can save as much as 30 percent on utility bills and extend the life of your furnace by 3 to 5 years.