Has it been a while since you’ve had your furnace serviced? If so, you could be risking a breakdown due to debris buildup and other potential issues.
Typically, it’s a good idea to have your furnace serviced annually – though biannual checkups are even better. Routine maintenance checkups can prevent breakdowns from minor issues that turn into major ones when they don’t receive proper attention, such as a dirty filter or a malfunctioning fan that’s on its way out.
For newer models, you may be able to get away with a checkup every other year, though this is pretty risky because if some small problem creeps up, you won’t know about it until it’s too late and your system breaks down. This can lead to some costly repairs. And for models over 10 years especially, you must have them checked every year, as this is when their performance typically starts to suffer.
Whether you need to sign up for annual service on your furnace or you are already experiencing a breakdown, Ambient Edge can help. Give us a call at (888) 240-8283, and we’ll be to your home in no time to get your furnace back up and running.
When you schedule annual maintenance for your furnace, what you are signing up for is, in part, a furnace tune-up. What should you expect during a furnace tune-up? That all depends on the HVAC technician you hire.
What an Inspection Consists Of
At Ambient Edge, we check the ins and outs of your furnace and don’t leave until we’re sure there are no potential issues going on now that could cause serious problems in the future. We make sure your furnace has a proper ignition and flame, and we check your filter and venting system to ensure everything is operating as it should – and this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we do.
Here are some of the other services we provide during a furnace tune-up:
- We check your heat exchange for rust or corrosion.
- We test your blower motor to ensure its energy output is what it should be.
- We check your drainage system for blockages or leakage.
- We check the blower access door to ensure the seal on it is still as strong as it needs to be.
This list is, of course, not exhaustive. And when we see a problem with any of the parts we check, we fix it right there to prevent problems later.
Unfortunately, there are no industry guidelines to follow when it comes to a furnace tune-up. So, while we perform a thorough inspection of your furnace, we can’t say the same for other technicians out there.
Some technicians show up and, if your furnace is running fine while they’re there, they won’t investigate further. Sure, the furnace appears to be fine, but there may be issues going on “underneath the hood,” so to speak, that you wouldn’t know unless you put forth the effort to do a thorough investigation.
Benefits of Furnace Service
Sure, annual furnace service can benefit your furnace, but it can also provide you with benefits you may not necessarily realize.
For instance, did you know that your furnace can suffer a carbon monoxide leak? This is not something you would know either, since carbon monoxide cannot be seen or smelled. Carbon monoxide can lead to illness and possibly even death. So, an annual furnace inspection can literally save your life.
Plus, when you have an HVAC technician staying on top of your furnace, you never have to worry about suddenly losing your heat during the middle of a blizzard when no one can get to you. As long as you take good care of your burner, it will take good care of you.
Need Your Furnace Serviced? Let Ambient Edge Handle It!
At Ambient Edge, we never judge our customers. If it has been longer than a year since you last had your furnace serviced, don’t worry – we are happy to help! Our main concern is getting you back up and running if you break down and preventing future problems from occurring. We want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with our parts and service, which is why we offer a customer satisfaction guarantee.
Our NATE-certified team is punctual and experienced in all matters relating to furnaces and HVAC systems. So, whether you need preventative maintenance or restorative service, Ambient Edge can help. Call us now at (888) 240-8283, and let’s whip that furnace of yours back into shape!