Regular Maintenance for furnaces

The heat exchanger in your natural gas furnace can crack without warning!  A broken heat exchanger creates a path for carbon monoxide (CO) to leak into your home. Carbon monoxide is a product of natural gas combustion. CO is colorless and odorless, making it nearly undetectable and deadly. Normally CO vents to the outside of a home, through the chimney. 

In the United States, 50,000 people each year suffer from accidental CO poisoning and about 500 people die each year from CO exposure. Regular furnace maintenance reduces the risk of CO exposure due to aged or faulty gas furnace components. 

Without regular maintenance, a furnace can stop working during the winter when it is needed the most. That can lead to other, very serious problems! Without proper heating in your home or business, water pipes and drains can freeze, causing addition damage and expenses. Less costly maintenance can help you avoid expensive emergency repair bills.

Efficiency is a measure of fuel consumed by the furnace vs. heat produced. The performance of a high-efficiency furnace can severely suffer without regular maintenance. Skipping one year of maintenance can cause a high-efficiency furnace to become a standard-efficiency model. Two years without maintenance can reduce performance to low-efficiency furnace! Having a low-efficiency furnace means spending more money on fuel than necessary. Not only do you lose money on higher heat bills, but you also lose the return on investment you made on your high-efficiency furnace. 

A furnace is a major investment in your home. Lack of maintenance will mean that you will need to replace your furnace more often than necessary. Most homeowners don’t realize that lack of maintenance can also void the manufacturer’s warranty. Without warranty support, you may be paying for expensive repairs on your own – even if lack of maintenance didn’t cause the problem! Regular maintenance can extend the life of your furnace and prevent costly and unnecessary replacements. 

Schedule regular maintenance on your furnace once per year. You can schedule maintenance anytime. It’s most convenient to schedule an appointment after you turn the furnace off in the spring but before you need to turn your furnace on again in the fall. 

Routine maintenance on your furnace ensures that your system always operates at peak efficiency. DoverPhila Heating and Cooling works on all heating and cooling systems, but we are your local Trane dealer in Dover, OH. If you’re in the market for a new, highly reliable and high-efficiency heating system for your home or business, give us a call today! We’re offering a free CO detector (while supplies last) with an in-home estimate on a new furnace. Mention that you saw our ad on our website to qualify.

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