Do I Really Have to Get My Furnace Maintained Every Year?

Whether you have a gas-powered furnace, an electric heater or a state-of-the-art heat pump, one thing is common to all furnaces; they need regular maintenance by a professional.

We at 4 Seasons in Victoria offer service and maintenance for all of your home heating units. Getting every boiler, furnace and fireplace in your home checked at least once a year is an essential task that brings with it a lot of benefits for homeowners. A visit from a professional home heating expert can:

•Keep your heating unit working efficiently. Your fireplace and furnaces work hard for you all winter long. To keep their performance at its best, however, requires maintenance every once in a while. Without the proper care, you may lose years off of the lifespan of your heating equipment.

•Protect your and your loved ones’ health. If your heating system involves circulating air around your home during the winter, changing the filters on your heating system is an essential task that should be done at least once a year (if not more often). Heating systems not only provide hot air all over your home, they also filter that air of allergens or other impurities that can exacerbate asthma or other lung problems.
•Avoid expensive repairs before they’re necessary. Preventative measures are always cheaper and easier than repairing a problem after it’s occurred. Would you rather fight through a flu or get a quick and cheap flu shot once a year? The same principle applies to your furnaces.
•Preserve your warranty. Warranties are a great way to have peace of mind. Even if something does go wrong, it will be fixed quickly and efficiently when you have a warranty. If, however, you don’t take proper care of your units, it may void any warranties you have with local Victoria contractors or vendors.
•Save your money. Pretty much every point on this list tends toward the same point: your furnaces are investments and, like any other investment; they need to be properly cared for in order to get the most value out of them. Perhaps the most important part of maintaining the performance of your machinery is to get it checked regularly by a professional.

If it’s time for your annual furnace maintenance visit or you’re just interested in finding out how your furnaces can be more efficient, contact us at 4 Seasons in Victoria today.