There are plenty of ways to stay warm and protect yourself from those harsh, frigid temperatures this coming winter. You could put on plenty of layers, dressing in sweaters, socks, and even scarves to keep that precious heat close to your body. You might consider making a pot of coffee or a mug of steaming hot chocolate to stay cozy. You may even find that snuggling up to a special someone on the couch while binge-watching Netflix is the optimal way to be warm and comfortable.
While these are all sound strategies to beating the cold, by far the easiest way to fight the bitter winter temperature is to make sure your furnace is in the best possible condition. Here are a few reasons why furnace maintenance is critical to getting you through not only this winter but many winters to come.
It Guarantees Your Safety
Furnaces today are designed with a number of revolutionary safety features. However, it doesn’t matter how safe someone designs a furnace to be; if your furnace is poorly maintained, the likelihood of danger greatly increases, especially if your furnace is gas-powered. Carbon monoxide emission can be the result of a poorly maintained furnace. Make sure your electrical connections are secure, your gas burners are clean, and there are no leaks at least once a year to ensure the safety of all in your home.
It Means Greater Efficiency
During a routine furnace maintenance appointment, your qualified technician will check to see if your furnace is drawing enough air and producing the required amount of heat. If your furnace has an enormous buildup of dirt in its air filter, that not only means that your home won’t be as comfortable, it also means you’re likely to see an increase in your electric bill!
It Increases Your Furnace’s Lifespan
As with any machine, the longer and more often we use it, it more quickly it will break down. It’s an unavoidable fact of life. But what is avoidable is having critical parts of your furnace stop working before they are supposed to. Furnace parts are especially prone to wear and tear if they are not serviced or cleaned at least once a year; that’s because every furnace contains a number of moving parts. One annual check-up or a simple repair can add years of life to your furnace.
As we progress further into the autumn season, the weather outside is already becoming a little bit frightful. Maybe you’ve already given in to temptation and turned your furnace on once or twice already this season. The chilly temperatures are only going to become more intense in the coming months. While wearing your warmest pajamas and relaxing under plenty of blankets are guaranteed ways to stay comfortable, investing in a furnace maintenance plan now is the easiest way to keep you warm and safe all winter long.
Jon Wayne Heating & Air is a customer-focused HVAC company that has over 20 years experience under its belt. Located in Springfield, MO we employ highly trained professionals whose goal is to make our company the best service company in Springfield and all surrounding areas! For the most reliable furnace maintenance in the greater Springfield area, trust your friends and experts at Jon Wayne Heating and Air. Call 417-831-9500 or email us to schedule your next service appointment.