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September 21, 2015
It’s one of the most common questions that Rhode Island residents find themselves coming up against: “Should I, or should I not get a furnace tune-up?” For some, reasoning for not getting a tune-up comes down to financial concerns. Others simply don’t think their furnaces are in need of a tune-up because they haven’t experienced any problems with it...yet. It is important to remember that regular maintenance can reduce costly emergency services.The bottom line is that fall is the perfect time for a furnace tune-up, no matter how old or new your HVAC system may be.
No one wants to deal with unexpected heating repairs in the middle of a Rhode Island winter, especially when temperatures go below freezing. These can be avoided by getting your furnace tuned up before the winter actually hits.
Risk vs. Reward
In many ways, deciding whether or not to have your furnace tuned up this fall is a question of risk and reward. Take one look at the risks associated with not having your furnace tuned and inspected by a professional, and it becomes clear that there are far more than are worth taking. These include:
- The risk of breakdown, which means having to pay for emergency services.
- Exposure to carbon monoxide for you and your family.
- Having to replace your furnace earlier than normal due to insufficient maintenance.
- Paying more each month for utilities because your furnace isn’t running efficiently.
These risks are certainly real, and they can basically be expected if you don’t perform regular maintenance on your home heating system. The benefits of doing so, however, include extending the life of your furnace, controlling costs, boosting energy efficiency and improving home safety for you and your family.
Leaky, Noisy Furnaces
There are some cases when it’s not only recommended that you get a tune-up, but necessary and potentially urgent. Take, for example, furnaces that are putting out excessive amounts of noise or are leaking. Both of these factors indicates that there’s a larger problem at play, and dealing with it in a swift manner is the only way to ensure that the situation doesn’t end in disaster. Like any piece of equipment, you can’t expect a furnace to operate at peak performance if it hasn’t been maintained in quite a while, and what results from this can be dangerous in some cases.
The team at CARJON is adept at keeping heating and cooling systems running strong, no matter how old or new they may be. Don’t let the fall pass you by—contact us today to learn more and to schedule a heating system maintenance appointment.