Winter is coming up very soon. With the weather fluctuation in Calgary, cold weather can come at any time. To prepare for this, it’s important to make sure that you get an annual furnace check, especially if your furnace is older than 10 years. If you wait until the furnace breaks, there could be a lot more costs associated with repair rather than just a check up. There are 4 main reasons as to why you should have an annual furnace check up.

Reducing Energy Bill

With the heat turned up during our cold winters, your furnace can take up a lot of energy. If your furnace is up to date and well maintained, it will run more efficiently and won’t use as much energy.

Other tips to consider is cleaning your filter. This one may seem a little too easy or monotonous but a clean furnace will keep your home at the desired temperature without spending a lot of money. A clean filter will also increase proper airflow throughout your home.

Detecting Dangers

There are many dangers that can occur in the furnace room of your home such as a gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning. By not checking your furnace annually, you are at a higher risk of a potential gas leak or carbon monoxide build up.

Having annual furnace checks will help catch any potential safety risks, and let you live in your home with no worry about any danger from your furnace.

Manufacturer’s Warranty

There are many furnaces that come with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty. These furnaces can last up to 20 years when properly taken care of, so it’s important to maintain your furnace and check if your warranty still applies.

If you want to use the warranty, typically they will ask to see the service records to ensure you’ve been maintaining the furnace properly. If you haven’t, the product company will be hesitant to apply your warranty.

By getting an annual furnace check, it ensures that there’s no damage to your furnace and will receive full warranty if necessary.

Staying Warm & Safe During Calgary Winters

It’s no fun when a furnace breaks down in the middle of the night during a winter storm or a -20℃ night. With getting annual maintenance on your furnace, this reduces your chances of that happening in your home.

Before the winter months when you know you’ll be using your furnace, make sure to get an inspection done on the furnace so when winter comes, you can relax in your nice warm home with no worries.

For all your Calgary heating and plumbing needs, contact 180 Plumbing and Heating!

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