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Fall Is the Time for Furnace Tune-Ups

Why Schedule a Furnace Maintenance Check This Fall?

The fall is filled with all sorts of cleaning and maintenance tasks. This typically involves a lot of yard work like raking leaves, cleaning the gutters, and covering gardens or plants for the winter. But one other task that should be on every homeowner’s to-do list for the fall is scheduling a furnace maintenance check. As the weather starts to drop lower and lower as the summer turns into fall and the fall turns into winter, people will be looking to crank up the heat in their homes. 

Wouldn’t it be better to know that the furnace is ready to provide those heating needs in the coming months?

More Time at Home Means the HVAC Unit Is Working Overtime

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As the weather gets colder, restaurants won’t be able to keep their outdoor patios open, and other businesses won’t be able to host events outdoors. As a result, this means many people will be spending more time at home during the cooler fall and winter months. When people are home more frequently, the HVAC unit has to work overtime to continue providing heat to all areas of the home. 

Rather than setting the temperature lower while homeowners are at work or kids are at school, the home will need to maintain a higher temperature all day long for many households. The heater needs to be ready to do that amount of work efficiently, and the best way to ensure this happens is through a furnace maintenance check.

Save Money With Regular Tune-Ups

Besides keeping the home consistently comfortable all season long, regular furnace tune-ups can help homeowners save money in the long run. A preventative maintenance check typically doesn’t cost much, and neither do small tweaks to the furnace and its components to make sure everything is running efficiently. 

This is especially true when homeowners compare the money they’d spend on a preventative maintenance check against the money they’d spend to fix a broken furnace. It may cost a small sum of money now, but it saves homeowners the expense and inconvenience of a central HVAC emergency.


Skipping Maintenance Checks Can Lead To a Breakdown

If it’s been a while since homeowners have had their furnace checked, they don’t know what kind of shape it’s in. Skipping these critical maintenance checks can frequently lead to a furnace breakdown. This is never something any homeowner wants to deal with. But when it’s the middle of the coldest week of the year, there couldn’t be a worse time for the furnace to stop working.

There are plenty of reasons a furnace can break down, including dirty air filters, thermostat malfunctions, leaking refrigerant, clogged valves that prevent oxygen from getting through, and so on. Maintenance checks can easily spot these problems and fix them before the furnace breaks completely. 

As a result, it saves homeowners the stress of dealing with an HVAC emergency in the dead of winter and provides them with peace of mind knowing that their furnace is ready for the cold months ahead.

About Walker Plumbing, Heating & Air

Walker Plumbing, Heating & Air has been committed to providing reliable plumbing, heating, and AC service in St. George, UT, for over 20 years. Their entire team is committed to ensuring that their customers have the best experience possible - from the moment they call to the time their service is completed. Give them a call today for all your St George furnace maintenance needs.