Maintaining your furnace

heating maintenanceIt is common knowledge that we must take care of things in order for them to work the way they were designed. If we don’t change the oil in our cars, bad things will happen. But isn’t it still a bit annoying when the “change oil” light comes on? Is this why furnaces fail?

Now you will have to find time in your already busy day to spend at least 30 minutes having your car serviced, all so that you can continue to drive it without any problems. I will admit this is a tri-monthly experience I don’t enjoy and wish there was some kind of reward to be had for keeping up with all those oil changes. But I do feel better after the check-up.

Why furnaces fail

Don’t get me wrong, I know the real “reward” is the money I am saving by keeping it maintained as opposed to “letting it go” and then having to spend a ton in repairs. We all know this to be true when it comes to cars, but we turn a blind eye to the same logic when it comes to our home comfort systems.

We continue to use our home comfort system year after year, even after it has spent months being unused and we don’t want to spend the money to have it serviced so it will run safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, not applying the same maintenance logic we use with our cars to our home comfort system is costing us more money in the long run. Neglect is why furnaces fail. Manufacturers know your furnace degrades 3% a year. This is one reason why they can void your warranty if you do not have annual maintenance.

Call PDM Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Since 1885 for professional heating maintenance. We’ll reset your furnace to factory specs for peak performance and keep your manufacturers warranty active.

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