The Importance of Fall Furnace Care

Here’s why you should schedule your furnace maintenance in the autumn, well before the first snow fall.

Furnace care

Prolong the lifespan of your furnace

Annual furnace maintenance gets rid of all the gunk and debris lurking inside your home heating system, including:

  • Dirt and dust.
  • Pollen.
  • Pet dander.
  • Hair.
  • Bug remains.

A dirty, clogged furnace has to work harder to deliver warm air throughout your home than a clean one. The harder your furnace has to work, the sooner it’ll break down and require unwanted and untimely furnace repairs.

Much like changing the oil in your car to keep it running smoothly, the same philosophy applies to your furnace, which is why regular furnace maintenance is so important.

Improve indoor air quality

Those contaminants? Not only do they make your furnace work harder than it should, but they also hitch a ride with the warm air traveling through your home.

Although you may not see them, they’ll end up inside your lungs, on your skin, and on your clothes too.

Plus, they’ll also wind up settling on various surfaces in the home:

  • Furniture.
  • Countertops.
  • Upholstery.
  • Appliances.
  • Electronics.
  • Clothing.

Another unintended consequence of poor indoor air quality is you’ll be spending more time cleaning your home than you should have to.

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Peace of mind knowing your family is safe

Inside your furnace is a collection of electrical components, gas, and blowing air. They all have to work in perfect harmony to safely deliver warmth all winter long.

Furnace maintenance takes a closer look at these elements and ensures any small issues are resolved before they become big problems. We focus on:

  • Dirty burners: Does your furnace “pop” when it starts up? If so, it means the burners are dirty and are causing excess gas to build up and explode inside your furnace. That’s as dangerous as it sounds.
  • Gas lines: Small leaks can lead to catastrophe, especially if a flame is lit inside a room that’s full of natural gas.
  • Electrical check-up: Any misaligned connections, sparks, or circuit shorts can potentially cause big damage to your furnace.

What does fall furnace maintenance include?

From top-to-bottom, back-to-front, and inside-and-out, furnace maintenance from Woodbridge GTA ClimateCare is a thorough 26-point inspection which looks at and takes care of things like:

  • Cleaning and replacing the furnace filter.
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger for cracks and corrosion.
  • Checking all pipe fittings.
  • Ensuring fans, pulleys, and belts are properly secured.
  • Performing a carbon monoxide test.
  • Lubricating all moving parts.

When it’s all said and done, you can rest assured all winter long that your furnace is in tip-top condition.

Schedule fall furnace maintenance care today

The sooner your furnace has been checked, the sooner you can stop worrying about it

Just imagine: Enjoying winter throughout the holiday season and into the New Year knowing that your furnace – the most important appliance for your family’s comfort – is in good working order.

There’s no better time to get it done than right now. Schedule your fall service maintenance visit today or contact us with any questions or comments you have.

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