Furnace maintenance can provide a lot of value to your home and save you a significant amount of money each year. Furnaces require a year checkup and maintenance each year because they undergo significant strain during colder months and are left idle for the rest of the year. Over time, this causes inefficiencies and problems that slowly build up and not only damage your furnace but your wallet as well. Here are some of the costs of not having furnace maintenance done:
Without Maintenance, Your Energy Costs Go Up
According to ENERGY STAR, the average home spends approximately half of their energy bill on their HVAC system. As dust and other buildup becomes present in your furnace, your unit starts to operate inefficiently, taking more energy to produce enough heat. With yearly maintenance, your furnace will operate more efficiently and can reduce your energy costs by as much as 30%, saving you hundreds of dollars every year.
Major Repairs or Replacements Can Get Very Expensive
When you have your furnace checked out every year, not only do you have a professional take care of routine cleaning and maintenance, but you also have an expert eye to look for potential problems. Your service person will keep an eye out for any loose connections, parts that are not working correctly, cracks, and other issues that could potentially lead to breakdowns. The low cost of routine maintenance could save you thousands of dollars in expensive repairs if furnace problems go unnoticed.
More Than Just Monetary Costs
Professional furnace maintenance saves you money on your energy bill every month and prevents the cost of expensive replacements, but the savings don’t end there. Every year, nearly 50,000 people are hospitalized because of carbon monoxide leaks. A professional furnace checkup will make sure your unit is not leaking carbon monoxide from the heat exchanger, keeping you and your family safe.
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