As a homeowner, you need to be on top of everything that goes on in your home. Whether it’s a quick fix, minor repair, or a major renovation, you need to make sure that everything is up and running the way that it should be. This winter, make sure that your HVAC is not falling through the cracks as you focus on the issues in your home. Read on for some things to keep in mind as the chill of winter starts to set in.
Even the best furnaces only tend to least about 15 to 18 years, and that is with proper furnace repairs and inspections as needed. Of course, some may last longer, but if you are constantly skipping out on heating repair, you can be sure it will a much shorter span than the average. In addition, be sure that when you have a furnace installed, you have it done by an expert. Something as simple as incorrect installation can drastically reduce the machine’s lifespan. Improper installation reduces efficiency by 30%, ultimately costing you much more money!
Keep in mind that with regular inspections, you will save yourself a ton of frustration. If a key part fails — like a heat exchanger or a control module — you’ll likely have to replace the entire thing, especially if it’s an older machine. Also, without keeping track, you’re more likely to be wasting money where you don’t need to, because your machine may not be running at maximum efficiency.
Lastly, it is important to note that when you don’t keep track of furnace repairs and inspections, you run a risk of the system overheating and starting a fire. Think about it: would you rather pay for an inspection or a new home? Not to mention, you’ll lose a lot, if not all, of what you own. Don’t take that chance, when it is so easily prevented.
Will you be having your system checked before the chill sets in? Have you done it already?