Avoid Furnace Repairs this Winter
Most people never call in a contractor until something in the home breaks. And yet, when it comes to your heating system, many of the repairs you make within a year are largely preventable. The furnace is something you want to avoid repairing in the middle of the winter, when you need your heating system the most. Getting ahead of furnace repairs and maintenance early in the season will help you keep things under control later on. Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating is happy to share a few tips that can help you avoid furnace repairs this winter.
Allow our expert technicians help you understand why it’s important to keep a furnace well-maintained, and what you can do to prevent repairs. Follow our advice in order to make sure you’re safe and comfortable in colder weather.
Don’t forget about maintenance
Professional maintenance is a service in which one of our trained HVAC technicians (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) shows up to your home for a brief but thorough tune-up.
It starts with an inspection, at which time the technician thoroughly overviews the heater’s components based on a checklist provided by the contractor. The technician will mark instances of wear and make recommendations about whether components should be repaired or replaced right away. We’ll go over the importance of this in the next section.
Then, our technician will make some small adjustments to the system and perhaps clean up the blower components and some other parts (although this is more common with air conditioners). We recommend you schedule this service as early in the season as possible. The tune-up can help to get the parts in better order and avoid furnace repairs in fall and winter.
Fix issues as soon as they occur
After a maintenance session, one of our Tex-Perts technician will let you know if any parts are in need of urgent repair. You may feel that this is an unnecessary cost, but let’s look at some of the reasons it’s so important to get on this right away.
- It may turn out that there’s a safety risk in your heater.
- The broken part is likely to worsen and cost more to fix later on.
- You might have to deal with a broken heater emergency in the middle of winter, when you need the system most. It’s always better to make the repair sooner! This will help you avoid furnace repairs in the future.
Clean or replace your air filters
Dirty filters, clogged/ blocked vents, and damaged furnace parts reduce the efficiency of a furnace; resulting in high consumption of energy to keep the air warmed sufficiently. Furnace parts’ repairs, cleaning or replacement should be scheduled to prevent furnace inefficiency. Premise owners may be able to do some of the furnace parts’ servicing, such as filter replacement, but advanced servicing requires professional HVAC intervention.
Finally, a key step to avoid furnace repairs is knowing when it’s time to let go of your system. When you have a furnace that’s nearly 15 years old, you can expect the parts to be worn down and begin to fail. Making lots of repairs is like patching up a leaky roof with duct tape. It won’t last, and the rest of the system is likely to break down and follow suit. A new furnace is unlikely to break in the middle of winter, saving you hassle and money overall.
Learn more about how to avoid furnace repairs
People can enjoy ample heating of their indoor air while saving money on unnecessary repairs. For more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating.