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What Happens When You Don’t Maintain Your Furnace

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When something sits around unused for a long period of time it will obviously collect dust. When that something also involves a lot of internal mechanical parts, there is a chance that something will fail. Don’t wait until the first chilly night of the season to find out that your furnace needs repairing. What happens if you don’t maintain your furnace annually?

Lack of Efficiency

Your furnace is like your car. Without an oil change or the recommended tune-ups, your car would not be running as efficiently as it could be. It is important to make sure that every part of your unit working correctly. Dirt and grime can cause blockages. Some parts need lubrication to work smoothly. Ignoring these things will put a strain on your system and cause your utility bill to rise.

Safety Issues

Every furnace contains a heat exchanger. It keeps the air that you breathe and the combustion process separate. Heat exchangers go through constant temperature changes which make it easy for these parts to develop a crack. If this happens, dangerous carbon monoxide can find its way into your home.

Another concern is the dust and particulates that you are breathing in. A furnace that has not been properly maintained very likely hasn’t been cleaned. The dust and debris inside your system will circulate with the heat generated to warm up your house resulting in poor indoor air quality.

More Costly Repairs

Small problems may not be obvious and they certainly won’t fix themselves. Small problems left alone usually become big problems and the more you neglect your furnace, the more problems it will have. What started as a basic repair may end up as a complete unit replacement.

Shorter Lifespan

Just like your car, your furnace is an investment. If you follow the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for oil changes and tune-ups, your car will last many, many years. Following the manufacturer’s recommendation to maintain your furnace annually will also maximize the lifespan of your unit. In addition, many manufacturers require annual maintenance in order to keep the warranty valid.

Schedule A Tune-Up Today

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Schedule your furnace tune-up today. Contact 1-800-anytyme via our contact form or call (760) 477-0072 to speak with a member of our team today. We would be happy to help you out!

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