Why is it Important to Get Furnace Maintenance Now?

October 15, 2015

Regular professional furnace maintenance not only keeps your system's efficiency high, but also reduces the risk of breakdowns. Because the snowy Des Moines winters demand a lot from your furnace, make sure it's ready when the cold comes.

Efficiency and Reliability

Debris buildup and wear reduce your furnace's energy efficiency. Dust on your blower fan and worn motor bearings force the motor to work harder to draw in air, and loose wires create electrical resistance. By cleaning your system and making minor repairs, your technician can bring your system back to top efficiency so your heating bills stay low. By getting your furnace tuneup early, you'll save money from the first day you turn your system on. Annual HVAC maintenance ensures minor issues are corrected before they develop into problems that cause your system to malfunction or stop working completely. Wait too late in the season for maintenance and you could see your system break down on a cold night when available technicians are hard to find. Proper cleaning and repairs reduce the risk of fire and carbon monoxide leaks. Scheduling routine furnace maintenance early ensures your safety every day of the heating season.

Easy Scheduling with Skilled Technicians Technicians' schedules fill up quickly as the cold weather approaches. The earlier you book your maintenance appointment, the better your chances of grabbing an appointment time that's convenient for you. Technicians at these companies are more likely to have completed the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program, which tests advanced skills in specific areas. These technicians have fewer callbacks and better customer service reviews than those who haven't completed NATE training. The better the company's reputation, the faster their technicians are booked for seasonal maintenance jobs. If you wait, you may find the technicians at your preferred company are unavailable and you'll be left to schedule with a company you don't trust as much.

To schedule furnace maintenance with an expert technician, contact us at Lozier Heating & Cooling in the Des Moines area. Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Credit/Copyright Attribution: "Thinglass/Shutterstock"