ARE ANNUAL FURNACE INSPECTIONS REALLY NECESSARY?
Annual furnace inspections, tuneups, and maintenance are recommended by all furnace manufacturers in this country. If it’s nearby, go grab your furnace’s manufacturer’s warranty. Read through it and you’ll see verbiage stating damages resulting from improper maintenance aren’t covered under warranty. This means the manufacturer has the right to ask you for service records if you ever submit a warranty claim.
But forget about all of that for a moment. How would you like it if your furnace conked out during Pittsburgh’s longest stretch of cold weather? That’s right, no heat for you! You’d want to prevent that from happening, right?
This is why most HVAC experts agree that a yearly furnace inspection and tuneup can extend the life of your system. Also ensuring you remain warm, cozy, and comfortable all winter long. If you haven’t done so already, please read our previous blog post “Boiler and Furnace Maintenance Tips.”
Benefits of Our Pittsburgh Furnace Inspection
Approximately 75 percent of emergency furnace repair calls each winter stem from problems tied to poor maintenance.
Even more troubling, carbon monoxide leaks are often detected during these calls. Hundreds of people die every year from dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning. Thousands more become incredibly ill with dizzying headaches and nausea. Carbon monoxide exposure is usually linked to a cracked heat exchanger that an annual furnace inspection would detect.
Lastly, not maintaining your furnace, regardless of whether it’s gas or electric, means it won’t run as efficiently as it should. The harder your furnace works to heat your home, the higher your monthly heating bill is. An annual inspection will ensure it runs efficiently throughout the winter and save you money.
Cost of Furnace Inspections in Pittsburgh
Inspections typically cost only a small trip fee. If a furnace tune-up is performed, you can pay anywhere from $80 to $150. Tune-up services include:
- Furnace cleaning
- Thermostat settings check
- Lubricating parts
- Inspecting wiring and electrical connections.
- Testing system voltage components
- Condensate drain inspection
- Checking/testing heating system controls
- Changing air filter
Pittsburgh Furnace Maintenance Conserves Energy
The more efficiently your heating system runs each year, the lower your heating bills are. It’s been projected that a well-serviced-and-maintained furnace can reduce energy bills by as much as 30 percent. A programmable thermostat can be added to the mix; potentially reducing energy bills by another 10 percent.
GET TOP NOTCH PITTSBURGH FURNACE INSPECTIONS & MAINTENANCE
Furnace inspections are just the right thing to do. Preventative maintenance helps keep you and your family safe and warm while also protecting your investment. Call us today at 412-381-0598 to learn more about our annual furnace inspection and maintenance plans.