January 5, 2021

Decatur, IL, is no stranger to cold, snowy winters. You’ll rely on your furnace for warmth during the cold months of the year. In order for your furnace to operate safely, efficiently and effectively, we recommend an annual tune-up. Consider these three reasons why annual furnace maintenance really is necessary for your heating system.

1. Prevent Safety Issues

A malfunction in a gas furnace could put you and your family’s health and safety at risk. A cracked heat exchanger, obstructed flue or damaged seal could allow toxic carbon monoxide gas to mix with the air you breathe. During an annual furnace maintenance visit, our technicians perform a thorough inspection and safety test of your furnace. We’ll also check your home’s carbon monoxide detector.

2. Increase Energy Efficiency

A clean furnace operates up to 30% more efficiently than one that’s neglected. We remove soot, dust and grime from the combustion chamber, sensors and other furnace components. Our technicians also clean and lubricate the blower motor. During a maintenance visit, we check and replace the air filter. We can also show you how to replace the air filter between furnace tune-ups.

3. Identify Potential Problems

Annual furnace maintenance allows us to identify parts of your furnace that are worn or damaged. These parts could fail at any time, leaving you without any heat until a repair can be completed. Damaged and worn parts can also put your safety at risk. When you schedule a furnace tune-up in autumn, this gives us plenty of time to replace any worn parts. However, it’s never too late for an annual furnace maintenance visit. Keeping up with routine furnace maintenance also helps you meet the manufacturer’s warranty stipulations, which could save you money on any repairs.

At Jesse Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re proud to be the go-to source for furnace maintenance in Decatur. Homeowners also count on us for quality fireplace and heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair and installation services. For more details about annual furnace maintenance and why it’s important, contact us at Jesse Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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