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10 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Furnace Checked

Is furnace maintenance really necessary? Absolutely! But, why? Here are 10 reasons as to why heating tune ups are absolutely critical for your furnace and the safety of your home:

Your Safety:

To begin with, an annual furnace tune up helps you and your family remain safe. The furnace produces the heat in your home. Moreover, heating units are ran by fossil fuels such as propane, oil, or natural gases. If a small crack or defect in the design occurs, there will be a higher chance of harmful emissions.

Saves Money and Energy:

Clean systems are able to use the energy they consume more efficiently. Consequently, less energy is wasted with each cycle, and your energy bill will begin to shrink!

Increases Your Comfort:

Dust and dirt make it more difficult for your air conditioner to remove excess moisture and heat from the air and your comfort suffers. Don’t let this be a barrier to your total home comfort!

Prevent Breakdowns:

During the winter months, your furnace works hard to keep up with the demand of warming your home. As the furnace runs continually, there are more chances for a system failure. One of the leading causes for system failure is the buildup of dirt and dust. Hence, if you schedule a yearly furnace tune up, the chance of buildup decreases.

Increase the Lifespan of Your System:

When your furnace can run in an efficient manner, the system will last longer. You want your heating unit to run in efficient capacity for as long as possible. Replacing an entire heating and cooling unit due to improper furnace maintenance is a very costly expense.

Keeps Your Warranty Valid:

With some heating and cooling systems, the only way for the warranty or extended warranty to remain valid is by having an annually furnace tune up. You do not want to lose your warranty coverage from lack of furnace maintenance. Therefore, Maintenance Agreements can help you save on higher expenses in the future.

Allows for Proper Airflow:

A furnace tune up can ensure you are getting proper airflow throughout the unit. The venting system is critical for efficiently distributing heat throughout your household. If you are experiencing minimal airflow, you system will have to run harder to maintain the desired temperature.

Filter Checks:

Checking filters more than once a year is ideal. During a furnace tune up, air filters can be checked and replaced. Clean filters keep your system free of dirt, dust, and allergens. As a result, the process helps keep your furnace running in an efficient manner while keeping possible harmful particles from entering into your household.

Blower Maintenance:

The furnace tune up should include blower maintenance. Checking the seal will ensure the blower access door is properly sealed. The blower helps keep the heat flowing properly. If any type of debris has gotten into the blower wheel, the unit will need to be cleaned to ensure proper efficiency. The smallest amount of debris can cause the blower to break down leading to higher furnace maintenance costs.

Peace of Mind:

Lastly, PEACE OF MIND. A furnace tune up may seem like an unnecessary expense. Truthfully, annual furnace maintenance can keep your HVAC system running in an efficient manner saving you from costly repairs and system failure. In addition, annual furnace tune ups will save you in other ways, from lower utility bills to a healthier living environment.

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AC Repair Info You Must Know In DFW

The Difference Between Selling and Serving

I know a lot about a few things and a few things about a lot of things. When I’m getting work done, the less I know, the more I wonder… Am I being “sold” or am I being “served”? When your AC Repair Tech tells you something, you shouldn’t have to wonder.

When I get my oil changed, and the mechanic tells me I also need to replace all the belts in my engine, how do I know that’s true? Most of the time, what your technician tells you is probably the honest truth, here are a few questions you can ask to make sure.

AC Repair Questions for your Assurance

1. A good “salesman” knows how to explain things in such a way that they seem better, when sometimes it isn’t. If you ask them, “Isn’t a bigger system going to do a better job?” A salesman will see this as an opportunity to up-sell. A servant will adamantly tell you the truthful answer. No! A bigger more powerful system can actually do worse than a smaller system.

An oversized system will cool the air too fast not allowing time for the air to dehumidify. Your air temperature will be cooler but feel warmer due to humidity and will promote mold growth in your system. An expert tech knows how to get you the perfect custom fit based on serving the needs for your space, not selling you a more expensive service to make more money. 

2. If your technician tells you that you need a completely new system, he could be right. But that is a big expense to accept without at least an explanation and perhaps even a second opinion. Ask each technician to analyze their recommendation. “What are the pros and cons of repairing or improving my old unit vs. replacing with a new unit?”

Know The Difference

This is a true story that shows the difference between a salesman and servant.  A young married couple’s AC unit stopped working. A tech came out and said his unit was so messed up, it would be cheaper to just replace it. He called another company for a second opinion, and the tech took one look at it, picked up a fuse that had wiggled loose and fallen out, pushed it back in, turned around and said, “Fixed.” with a smile. Then he popped in a few securing screws and adjusted the fan to decrease the vibrations. The unit ran quieter and more efficiently all in literally 10 minutes. To top it off, he said, “You have a top of the line AC.”

This tech served instead of sold and talked the couple through an analysis that laid out the pros and cons between replacing, repairing and improving the existing unit. A good AC repair tech and a good servant does that for every customer. 

There are a lot of good techs out there, unfortunately it just takes one or two to sour the experience for the rest. I hope this helps you navigate through the facts and to make the best choice possible!

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P.S. How do I know this story is true? It happened to the writer of this article!

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