With the dog days of summer behind us and winter looming ahead, furnaces are being switched on all across the country. Is yours running at its peak? Without proper maintenance, heating systems can impact your safety, your health, and your wallet. Luckily, we can help protect all three!
Impact on Safety
Faulty furnaces are more than just a nuisance, they can be downright deadly. Along with water heaters, boilers, and cookers, malfunctioning furnaces can produce toxic amounts of carbon monoxide when their fuel doesn’t fully burn. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, invisible gas that can be lethal to people and their pets. Each year, more than 400 people die from CO poisoning, while more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We recommend installing a CO detector, and checking or replacing the battery twice a year, such as when it’s time to change the clocks in spring and fall.
Impact on Health
Have you ever walked into a clean, pet-free house and yet were suddenly stuffed-up, whether you have allergies or not? Chances are that home’s air system isn’t properly maintained. Allergens such as dust, plant pollen, animal dander, cleaning chemicals, mold, and more are normally trapped in your air system’s filter, and if your air system isn’t circulating air correctly, or if your filter isn’t replaced regularly, those allergens can build up in your home.
Impact on Wealth
Worried preventative maintenance is going to hurt your bottom line? It’s actually surprising how much it can help you save! Neglected heating systems will begin to wear down over time and lose efficiency, costing you more on your energy bill. Along with fewer repairs and a much lower chance of a complete breakdown, you save yourself from paying for large-scale damage. Preventative maintenance can also help extend your equipment’s lifespan by keeping everything running smooth and in sync.
What We Can Do For You
Our comprehensive 15-point gas furnace maintenance and safety check includes cleaning and adjusting safety controls, burners, and the pilot assembly. We check everything from the fan control to the manifold pressure, and lubricating all moving parts. We will also monitor a complete furnace cycle and adjust the burner for efficiency. And if you’re not comfortable changing your own filters, we can customize your maintenance program with two, four, or six routine calls a year!
So, if you’re ready to schedule your preventative maintenance program and breathe easier concerning your safety, health, and wealth, give Goff Heating/Air Conditioning & Plumbing a shout at 903-838-6923 or use our handy online form.