4 Benefits of Heating System Maintenance
Makes Equipment Last Longer
Home heating systems are expensive to replace. We all want to make our furnaces last as long as possible. The best way to do this, and guarantee they’re optimally running and useful for as long as possible is by utilizing seasonal maintenance. Without regular maintenance, furnaces last almost as half as long as they should, according to experts and manufacturers. This is something else to keep in mind: Installing a brand new system sooner than is necessary is going to be far more expensive than any maintenance visit you will ever have to make.
Maintain Factory Warranty On Furnace
Every time we install a new furnace, we provide our customer with a warranty from the furnace’s manufacturers, which requires maintenance every year by an NATE-certified heating technician to remain valid. If the homeowner fails to have this done (even if they forget once), the warranty isn’t any good. If this happens and something goes wrong, the customer is stuck paying for the repairs on own money. We say play it smart: Standard maintenance keeps the home heating system protected from some potential manufacturing flaws.
Avoid Furnace Breakdowns
Experiencing a furnace breakdown during the dead of winter is a nightmare. Ohio winters are known for being brutally cold. Nevertheless, an estimated 85 percent of the repairs performed on furnace breakdowns can be linked to a general lack of maintenance. This is why having maintenance done every single year during the fall or early winter will prevent the vast majority of the furnace repairs a homeowner will otherwise have to deal with.
Minimizes Residential Heating Costs
For furnaces to provide the heat, homeowners need to feel comfortable in their homes during the winter; your heating equipment needs to work consistently to meet your requirements. Like most appliances and machinery, it will begin to wear, tear, and strain when run continuously. In addition, the growth of dust, dirt, and other debris can develop over time in your furnace and ultimately undermine your equipment’s general heating efficiency. However, homeowners can dodge the typical raise in-home furnace expenses. By giving your furnace the love and care they need, you can save on your monthly heating costs and prolong the life of your equipment.
General Furnace Maintenance Questions & Answers
How can I avoid furnace repairs?
A homeowner’s best defense to prevent future furnace problems is preventative maintenance. By properly maintaining your heating system, a heating technician can catch performance issues and give you the opportunity to address them before they cause breakdowns or system damage. This helps you to reduce wear and tear that causes system failures. The tasks performed by one of our furnace technicians during preventative maintenance appointments are effective in protecting against breakdowns while improving energy efficiency and home comfort.
How do I keep my furnace running smoothly?
In addition to preventative maintenance tune-ups, keeping on-schedule with furnace filter changes also helps reduce the likelihood of furnace breakdowns and ensures proper airflow. A clean filter enables air to properly move through the system, helping the furnace operate more efficiently. When the filter is dirty, your furnace must work harder to move air, adding stress and increasing the likelihood of a surprise furnace repair.
What does a new home heating system/ furnace cost to install?
If not properly maintained, homeowners end up having to replace their furnace sooner than necessary. A new home heating system can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $7,200 or more, depending on the model you choose and the size of your house. The average cost of installing a mid-efficiency furnace is $1,500 to $2,500. Mid-efficiency furnaces have an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of 80 to 89 percent.
What Our Customers Are Saying
We had such a great experience! We inquired the this morning about someone coming out to look at our heater and we quickly got an appointment the same day. They were prompt and very professional.Overall, really grateful for the speedy and wonderful service and will definitely use Madeira Heating and Air in the future.
- Jessica M
Mark from Madeira HVAC deserves 5 stars!! This is a great company to call and my experience with Mark was everything you want from a diagnostic service call. Honest, professional, communicative, and took the necessary time and then some to ensure he gave me the most accurate info available. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Would call them back in a heartbeat.
- Dan G
A very honest and professional company that did NOT try and sell me a new furnace like so many others have. They diagnosed the problem quickly and suggested a repair, other than replacement as the competetion did. I highly recommend calling them first!
- Kirk H