By and large, the best way to extend the life expectancy of your furnace is with an annual furnace tune-up.
While heating maintenance may seem like an unnecessary upsell, without regular check-ups you simply won’t know the state of your furnace. You might need vital replacement parts or repairs that if left unattended could lead to an untimely system breakdown. And the longer you let problems fester, the higher your chances of needing a new furnace.
To further explain how a furnace tune-up can increase your equipment lifespan, let’s take a look at some of the key benefits of heating maintenance:
- Maintain a valid warranty
- Reduce surprise breakdowns
- Fewer major repairs
- Higher efficiency
With routine inspections, you’ll not only have improved comfort but peace of mind that your furnace will last for years to come.
Want to schedule a furnace tune-up with trusted professionals? Contact Aspire Heating and Cooling: 336-281-0047. Our NATE-certified technicians are trained to service all makes and models and will provide a written report of their findings. If repairs are needed, you can trust that they’re in your best interest only. Our commitment to honesty and integrity is just one of the reasons why we’ve earned so many 5-star customer ratings.
Maintain a Valid Warranty
Furnace warranties tend to last about 10 years and will usually cover major replacement parts throughout that time period. However, did you know that most manufacturers require annual furnace tune-ups in order to keep your warranty valid?
If you fail to keep up with maintenance, you risk paying out of pocket for repairs or replacement parts. Depending on the work needed, it might not be cost-effective to fix, and you’ll end up paying for a whole new furnace.
For example, the heat exchanger is a critical component to how your furnace operates. It costs about $2,500 to replace.
Comparatively, a brand new furnace averages about $4,500 to install.
If your current furnace’s heat exchanger breaks and you need to replace it, a valid warranty means the difference between $0 out of pocket and choosing between a $2,500 repair or a $4,500 replacement.
That’s not a fun choice, and one that’s entirely avoidable with annual professional maintenance!
Reduce Surprise Breakdowns
Surprise furnace breakdowns are a hassle. Not only are you suddenly without heat, but you probably weren’t expecting to pay for an HVAC service call either. So if cost is a concern for you (and like most people, it probably is), avoiding surprise breakdowns will pay dividends.
The good news is that a furnace tune-up can help. When a licensed and experienced HVAC technician has a chance to look behind the scenes of your equipment, they can spot worn or damaged parts before they snowball into surprise breakdowns. That way you have time to make small fixes and keep your furnace running smoothly (and for as long as possible).
Fewer Major Repairs
When a furnace needs major repairs, homeowners are often faced with whether it’s more cost-effective to repair or replace their system. So to avoid this dilemma altogether, it pays to invest in heating maintenance.
Your furnace is a complex piece of machinery that needs frequent inspection in order to operate safely. You might have clogged air filters, frayed electrical wiring, and other small but critical failing components that need urgent attention.
If caught early on, your repair costs will be minor. But if left unchecked, you could incur a major repair that’s potentially too expensive to be worth paying for. And when this happens, you might end up replacing your system instead.
To extend the lifespan of your furnace, it’s wise to pay for annual tune-ups and nominal upkeep repairs. You’ll enjoy fewer service calls and less stress too.
Over time, the efficiency of your furnace will decline, leading to increased energy costs. Depending on how expensive fuel or electricity prices are in your area, this could cause you to look into buying a brand new furnace— but it doesn’t have to.
Just like your car gets better gas mileage when you change the oil, routine maintenance can help your furnace run at peak performance. Through periodic parts replacements, lubrication, and cleanings, your furnace won’t need to work as hard to heat your home. And when it doesn’t run as long, you’ll see lower energy bills.
All furnaces will need to be replaced at some point. But if yours can serve you with nominal energy costs and small, manageable repairs, your furnace will have its longest lifespan possible.
Need Furnace Maintenance in the Mocksville or Winston-Salem Area?
Call Aspire Heating & Cooling at 336-281-0047 or request an appointment online. We’ll dispatch one of our skilled HVAC technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and optimize your furnace. Plus, we offer upfront prices, honest guidance, and back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To learn more about what to expect when you hire us, visit our heating maintenance page.