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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance on Your Furnace

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To many homeowners in Calgary and Edmonton, furnace problems can seem like an uncontrollable, unavoidable fact of life. However, at Action Furnace, we know firsthand that most major furnace issues can be prevented with proper furnace maintenance and repairs. Although it may be tempting to skip regular maintenance when your furnace seems to be working well, we recommend keeping up with it so that you can enjoy all of the following benefits.

Full Furnace Energy Efficiency

Regular maintenance is the most reliable way to keep your furnace running at peak efficiency. Operating your furnace at full efficiency offers various benefits, including:

  • Lower monthly utility bills
  • More effective performance
  • Less unnecessary wear and tear

Like many homeowners, you might expect changes in efficiency to be readily apparent, and you might consider waiting until you notice those changes to schedule maintenance. However, while large changes might be obvious, a smaller or more gradual loss of efficiency can be harder to notice. This makes regular inspections and maintenance to catch any developing issues advisable.

Affordable Furnace Repairs

Regular maintenance also helps ensure that minor furnace problems are addressed promptly, before they escalate into larger issues. Preventative maintenance and repairs are typically much more affordable than unscheduled repairs or outright furnace replacement. Additionally, regular maintenance and repairs lower the likelihood that you will develop furnace problems at an inconvenient time and require costly emergency services.

Better General Furnace Functionality

By improving the efficiency and overall condition of your furnace, regular maintenance can also boost its performance. With proper maintenance, you should notice a difference in how quickly and uniformly your furnace warms up your house. You can also expect to enjoy more reliable performance, since a well-maintained furnace is less likely to break down or malfunction.

Performing Proper Furnace Maintenance

For best results, it’s advisable to invest in a professional furnace maintenance plan to ensure that the work is carried out correctly, thoroughly and on a regular schedule. In the long run, the improved efficiency and reliability of your furnace should easily justify the cost of seeking professional help with preventative maintenance and repairs.

Written by Ryan Tutak

Ryan is considered one of Calgary's most knowledgeable residential HVAC specialists. Working in the industry for over 12 years, he's helped thousands of homeowners with their heating and cooling systems. Outside of running Calgary's most reputable HVAC business, you can find him on the Golf course practicing his short game or traveling with his family. His main goal is to create a positive collaborative culture, one in which his employees are excited to come in and are motivated to work hard. He spends the majority of his day working directly with Home Comfort Advisors, Service and Maintenance Technicians, and Customer Service Representatives ensuring they are fully prepared to lead the Home Service Industry in Customer Service.

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