Home maintenance

Think about all the things around your home you maintain on a regular basis:

  • Your car (oil changes, tire rotations, etc.)
  • Your lawn (cutting grass, pulling weeds, etc.)
  • Your driveway (sealing it, washing it, etc.)
  • Yourself (exercising, eating right, etc.)

It’s definitely smart to take care of those things.

What about your furnace, though?

For many homeowners in the Guelph ClimateCare area (Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph), thinking about furnace maintenance is usually an afterthought.

That is, until something goes wrong and furnace repairs are required.

If you don’t have a furnace maintenance plan in place, you really should.

Here’s why.

Save money this winterMore money in your pocket

In the summer, your air conditioner is a big contributor to your monthly hydro bills.

In winter, your furnace will do the same.

With regularly scheduled WeCare Maintenance or Protection Plus service calls, your furnace will be ready for whatever Old Man Winter throws at it.

And a clean, efficient furnace means you’ll spend less each month on hydro.

In fact, the pollutants caught inside your furnace (dust, hair, dirt, etc.) forces it to run up to 20% more than it should to heat your home.

Simply put, the harder your furnace has to work, the more you’ll have to pay to use it.

Clean furnace filterHealthier air to breathe

The number one job of a furnace home heating system is to spread warm air throughout your house.

By doing that, it’s also spreading any irritants trapped inside, such as:

  • Pet hair
  • Human hair
  • Dander
  • Dust
  • Dirt

As you’re enjoying the warm air, you’re also breathing in these harmful allergens.

A dirty or unmaintained furnace (or its air filter) will negatively impact the indoor air quality you should enjoy while at home.

Lastly, if you or anyone you know suffers from allergies or asthma, a clean furnace will make a huge difference in reducing attacks.

Protect your furnaceMake your furnace last longer

Think about your car for a moment.

As a responsible car owner, you take the following steps to extend its lifespan for as long as possible:

  • Changing the oil
  • Rotating the tires
  • Protective rust spraying
  • Washing gunk out of the wheel wells

You can (and should) have your furnace tended to with regularly scheduled maintenance.

Just like your car, your furnace needs ongoing care with things like:

  • Replacing dirty air filters
  • Burner efficiency inspections
  • Gas leak detection
  • Identifying worn out or fatigued parts

The average furnace lasts approximately 20 years (give or take). But you can easily get more from your furnace (without wasting money) with consistent maintenance.

Avoid furnace repairs

Are there strange sounds coming from your furnace?

Furnace maintenance from Guelph ClimateCare can identify those issues and address them before they become BIG problems.

Just like going to the doctor or dentist on a regular basis, your furnace will never go too long without a professional technician coming to see it.

And the more frequently it’s seen, the less likely an inconvenient furnace repair visit will be required.

Peace of mind for winterRelax with peace of mind

As mentioned off the top in this blog, many homeowners don’t think about their furnace until it doesn’t work.

When that happens, your first instinct might be to take a look inside.

That’s unwise, as inside your furnace is (among other things):

  • Flames
  • Gases
  • Electrical wiring
  • Mechanical components
  • Moving parts

However, regular furnace maintenance gives you peace of mind knowing that it’s been looked at and cared for by an experienced professional.

You’ve got plenty to worry about.

The safety and reliability of your furnace shouldn’t be on that list.

Want to know more? Contact us

Once again, the reasons to sign up for a furnace maintenance plan are:

  • Save money
  • Improve air quality
  • Get more life from your furnace
  • Avoid troublesome repairs
  • Peace of mind

And that’s why you should contact us to learn more about getting your furnace on a maintenance program with Guelph ClimateCare.

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