5 Reasons Furnace Maintenance Should Be On Your To-Do List
Furnace maintenance is probably one of those tasks that is easily forgotten when you are compiling your to-do list for your home or office. Your furnace is one of the most essential appliances, both producing air flow and controlling the temperature and the response to the thermostat. Without your furnace, you would quickly realize just how essential it is. Cold air, no temperature regulation, poor air quality, dangerous gas leaks, and major expenses are just a few of the things that could be in your future with a malfunctioning or broken furnace. McHale’s would like you to be aware of five top reasons scheduling your furnace maintenance needs to be on your to-do list ASAP.
McHales: Professional Service Since 1950
Calling an HVAC professional from McHale’s is your best bet when looking for the most qualified professionals to handle your heating and plumbing needs in Bucks County. Your priority is our expertise at McHales, in operation since 1950. With 24/7 service and same-day dispatch, we can handle your maintenance or emergency with ease. We offer financing to help you make sure your safety isn’t compromised by funds.
Top 5 Reasons Furnace Maintenance Needs To Be On Your To-Do List
To protect your safety and comfort, McHale’s would like you to be aware of five top reasons scheduling your furnace maintenance needs to be on your to-do list ASAP.
Co$t: Maintenance Vs. Replacement
Are you prepared for a $3,200 emergency furnace replacement? Didn’t think so. That’s the low end of the average cost of a furnace replacement – not a purchase you want to make more than you have to, especially in an emergency. Furnace maintenance should be a yearly scheduled appointment with McHale’s to ensure that your furnace is running the most efficiently and that even the slightest changes to the condition of your furnace are taken care of before you have a hefty out-of-pocket expense. It’s no secret that regular maintenance will ensure your furnace and appliances are working longer and cleaner than those without.
Furnace maintenance is less than one-tenth of that cost –a fraction that makes the comparison to the worst-case scenario a bit scary. It should definitely be more of an essential on your to-do list than it probably is right now. Preventing repairs and replacement with regular furnace maintenance now will save you plenty of headaches – and money – further down the line.
Your home’s furnace handles both hot AND cold air, making the coils and internal mechanics a prime place for hosting mold and mildew. Seeing as a furnace’s next job is to push the heated/cooled air into your building, making sure that mold isn’t in that circulating air should be a priority. Mold and mildew can bring on allergies and germs that are less than welcome in your air. This can contribute to poor air quality, coughing, wheezing, or congestion. McHale’s furnace maintenance can make sure that your unit is sending out fresh, clean air before it’s too late.
The Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide is a clear, odorless, tasteless, and lethal gas when inhaled by humans. Because we are unable to detect it without an external alarm, it can be deadly if a leak goes undetected for very long. In enclosed spaces, like your home, the gas can be trapped and cause a very dangerous situation for you and your family. Because carbon monoxide is produced by burning fuel, your furnace must be maintained regularly to make sure that there are no concerns about your health and safety. A McHale’s HVAC technician can identify and repair gas leaks in your furnace.
Your furnace works to heat or cool your air, pushes it through a filter, and then it circulates throughout your ducts to your home or office rooms. So, what happens when that filter becomes filled with dust, debris, pet hair, or allergens? You’ve got it: filter failure. Not only will a filthy filter stop doing its job, your furnace will have to work overtime to get your dirty air where it needs to be. Built-up debris in your filter is a health hazard and will make your energy bills climb as your furnace works to keep up. Additionally, your health may suffer from pollutants in the air – if your allergies or cold symptoms have been persistent, your air filters need to be evaluated. If your air filter is older, it may not be up to snuff still – you need at least a ‘MERV 8’ rating with a tight weave to make sure your filter is trapping all that it should be. A McHale’s professional will make sure your filter is checked when you schedule furnace maintenance.
Do You Have The Right One?
Both your wallet and your energy bill could suffer some damage if your furnace is over or underpowered for the size of your building. If your furnace is not designed to heat such a large space, it may be running far too often or constantly in order to keep up with the demand from the thermostat. On the other hand, a system that is too powerful may be turning off and on too frequently as it floods your space with air and then has to pause or shut down in the meantime. A McHale’s expert will always make sure you’re not oversold or underequipped when it comes to the right furnace for your needs.
Furnace maintenance should be scheduled yearly to make sure a check-up is only a preventative expense. Keeping your home or office heated, safely, is our priority at McHales. With experienced service, we can make sure that your furnace isn’t a worry this year.
For the sake of crossing it off your to-do list, call McHale’s today to schedule your furnace maintenance!