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The Best Way To Prevent Furnace Trouble: Annual Maintenance

No one wants to find themselves without a working furnace in the middle of winter. Repairs will pop up over the course of your system’s lifespan of course but what if there was a way to prevent a majority of them? We have good news: there is a way!

System maintenance scheduled each year can make a huge difference for the long-term operation of your furnace heater. And you will be happy to hear that, if you haven’t scheduled maintenance yet, it isn’t too late! Let’s discuss the benefits of scheduling maintenance each year for your heating system.

4 Ways That Professional Maintenance Prevents Trouble

So why invest in maintenance for your furnace? It might seem like scheduling a service each year is a little tedious but we can promise you that maintenance pays you back more than you might think. Here are four ways that maintenance helps prevent trouble for you and your furnace over the years:

  1. Prevents major energy efficiency loss: Did you know that your furnace can lose a percentage of its energy efficiency each year without maintenance? It’s true! You can lose 5% of your system efficiency each year unless you schedule system maintenance. If you want to prevent spending more money for less comfort, a tune-up can be the solution.
  2. Reduces the chances of early replacement: How many years do you want to get from your current system? We’d imagine you want the maximum number of years with your furnace before replacing it since that is not a cheap task. A tune-up can help prevent the need for an early replacement of your system. Without this service each year, you might be lucky to make it to the 10-year mark before your furnace gives out.
  3. Reduces the chances of repairs: The need for a furnace repair in Birmingham, AL can┬áknock out the use of your system for hours or even days. You want to keep those repairs to a minimum! Yearly maintenance can prevent up to 85% of the repairs a furnace might need over the course of its lifespan. What’s more, maintenance can also o help reduce the severity and cost of the repairs that do pop up.
  4. Prevents higher operational costs:┬áLast but certainly not least, getting an annual tune-up for your furnace heater can help ensure that your monthly operational costs for this system are kept affordable and predictable. This means you won’t have to worry about sudden spikes in energy costs due to system and efficiency or other problems.

Why Get Maintenance Each Year

Perhaps you are wondering why maintenance is necessary every year. Why not every other year or every few years? We would respond by asking if you only use your furnace every few years.

If you are going to run your furnace for even a few months it means that you need to schedule a tune-up. It’s like training before a marathon–you do it whenever you plan to participate! Likewise, your furnace needs maintenance whenever it is going to be in use

Your experience is what matters most! Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating for your furnace services needs. Proudly serving Birmingham residents for over 45 years.

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