Are Annual Furnace Check-Ups Necessary?

If you’re wondering whether you should you have your furnace checked out once a year, the short answer is yes. Even if your heating system is fairly new, it’s a good idea to have routine maintenance performed and if your furnace is 10 years old or more, yearly maintenance is a must. Here’s why:

  • Most if not all furnace manufacturers recommend annual professional maintenance on their products, and some warranties even state that damage from improper maintenance will not be covered. It’s smart to protect your heating system investment with a yearly checkup that costs much less than a serious repair.
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  • A professional technician can check and adjust components that most homeowners are not familiar with. For example, a good furnace checkup includes a blower wheel check and cleaning which requires the part to be uninstalled, cleared of debris, and reinstalled. Also, the blower motor needs to undergo an amp-draw test, which should be conducted by one of our professionals here at Air Comfort.
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  • Yearly inspections of the wiring, drainage system, blower access door, and the vent system are vital to the efficiency and longevity of your heating system and could help you save big on future repairs.

 
You’ll likely find that different heating companies offer a variety of checklists when performing annual maintenance. Air Comfort of Kentucky provides thorough maintenance checkups and we’ve become one the most trusted names in Louisville AC services. Contact us today for any advice you may need or questions you may have!