Question: Do you get your furnace inspected annually by a professional? If you answered no, it may be time to rethink your approach to annual furnace maintenance and inspection! An annual furnace inspection by a trusted HVAC professional can help ensure your system is working at optimal capacity, ensuring the safety of both your family and your home. Take a look below to learn more about why you should schedule a yearly furnace inspection:

  1. Fully inspect and evaluate your heating system

A furnace inspection is just that: a thorough inspection of your home’s heating system, ensuring that it is both working correctly and keeping your family safe. An HVAC technician will do a full inspection on your unit, including checking ventilation for blockages, combustion analysis to check for carbon monoxide leakages, cleaning or replacement of filters, wiring inspection and adjustment, safety and efficiency checks, and more, including answering any questions you may have regarding your heating system as we approach the chillier winter months.

A yearly inspection is recommended by most manufacturers and your warranty may depend on the proper maintenance of your unit.

  1. Get ahead of issues or needed repairs

For homeowners, there are few events more stressful than turning on your thermostat to find that your furnace isn’t working properly. A yearly furnace inspection can help homeowners identify issues with their furnaces earlier, allowing for more lead time for repairs or avoiding more serious or costly issues from arising. Your HVAC technician can identify where your furnace may be failing and discuss options on how best to approach repairs, maintenance, or future replacement.

Getting annual maintenance can help you avoid costly replacements prematurely.

  1. Invest in the longevity of your home

A furnace’s lifespan is typically between 20 and 30 years. However, the vitality of your furnace often depends on how well the unit has been cared for over the years.

Just like a car, your furnace requires upkeep to remain working and safe for use. And according to Home Advisor, the average cost of installing or replacing a furnace is between $2,800 and $6,800. By investing in yearly inspections, you can extend the life of your furnace through careful maintenance and troubleshooting issues early on, avoiding the costly need for a full furnace replacement.

  1. It keeps you and your family safe

Furnaces use natural gases, oil, or propane to keep your home warm. If your furnace isn’t working properly, there is a higher risk of carbon monoxide exposure. Carbon monoxide poisoning can pose serious health problems and even death. To ensure the safety and well-being of your family, yearly inspections of your furnace system can mitigate these problems and provide safety of mind for you and your family.

(If you’re interested in learning more about keeping your home and family safe this winter season, be sure to take a look at our recent blog post, 7 Ways To Stay Warm & Safe This Winter.)

Any way you spin it, scheduling an annual inspection of your furnace keeps your unit running at maximum efficiency and ensures the safety and peace of mind for you, your family, and your home.

To schedule your annual inspection, reach out to us here.

If your question isn’t answered here, contact the friendly team at Genove Oil & Air, and we’ll find a solution for your home or business.

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