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Fall Is for Furnace Maintenance

The Importance of Fall Maintenance

Investing in a new furnace is a big decision. They are expensive, and homeowners will likely have the same furnace for about fifteen years. Homeowners need to know what they are buying and what is right for the home. Not only that, but furnace maintenance is another great way to ensure the heater will have a long life. It's recommended that all homeowners have their heater maintenance done at least twice a year: the spring and the fall. This will give the homeowner a better understanding of the natural progression of the state of the heater. 

There are three other important reasons that fall is the best time to have heater maintenance done. Continue reading to learn more. 

The HVAC Works Overtime in the Winter

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It might not get extremely cold in Texas during the winter months, but it is still a time for family gatherings and big holiday dinners. Winter is the time when everyone seems to spend more time indoors, no matter where they live. 

The more people there are in a home, the harder it is for the HVAC system to maintain the home's temperature. In turn, it is overworked as it tries to overcompensate. 

When the cooler weather hits, it is important to ensure the HVAC air filter is cleaned. This will reduce some of the stress that the furnace faces. Another great way to reduce stress is to have a professional clean and maintain the furnace. 

It Helps the Wallet

When most people are asked why they don't have their furnaces regularly cared for, the number one answer is because they believe it is a waste of money. This couldn't be any further from the truth. In reality, regular maintenance saves the homeowner money in the end. A furnace that is regularly maintained proves to have fewer surprise breakdowns and runs more efficiently. This in turn translates into lower energy costs, which is always a win-win for homeowners. 

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Additionally, by caring for the unit regularly, homeowners can extend the lifespan of their system too. This can prevent the hefty price tag of an early system retirement and ensure peace of mind every winter season. 

Reduces Risk of Breakdown

Regular maintenance also reduces the risk of breakdown tremendously. This is perhaps one of the greatest benefits of regular maintenance, as homeowners are likely to catch a problem before it occurs most of the time. When a furnace is never serviced, the homeowner is significantly more likely to experience unexpected issues throughout the year. 

Some common signs of breakdown include: 

  • Unusual noises
  • Unusual smells
  • Inconsistencies in temperature
  • The unit has trouble starting sometimes
  • It blows cold air

If any of these signs occur, homeowners must call a professional as soon as possible. Heater repairs can get expensive fast, and without regular maintenance, it only gets more expensive. 

Easco Air Conditioning and Heating Keeps Homeowners Safe

There is no worse feeling - as a homeowner - than a heater or air conditioner that unexpectedly breaks down. When homeowners trust the professionals at Easco Air Conditioning and Heating, they know their furnace will have a significantly reduced risk of mid-season breakdown. Call today to schedule furnace services!