Staying on top of furnace maintenance is an important way to keep your home safe and avoid serious furnace issues. A poorly serviced furnace can result in carbon monoxide leaks and other unfortunate health issues. Moreover, fixing a broken furnace can cost you a lot more money than regular maintenance, and leaving a faulty furnace unrepaired can cause your energy bills to skyrocket.
Getting your furnace maintenanced regularly can save you the headache of breakdowns and other annoying issues over time. By signing up with our annual maintenance program, you can rest assured that your furnace is always in great working order.
How Often Do You Really Need Furnace Service?
Most professionals agree that getting your furnace maintenanced once a year, ideally before the winter season, is the best way to ensure you’ll be warm throughout the cooler months. Checking in on your furnace less than once a year could lead to more expensive problems with your unit over time.
Other Times You May Need Furnace Service
Other times when you may want to get your furnace checked out by a professional outside of your annual visit include when you move to a new home or notice something odd about your heating system.
If you move into a new home with a furnace, it’s always a good idea to hire someone to make sure the previous owners took care of the heating unit. Not everyone keeps up with their annual maintenancing, so it’s important to get a read on your new furnace as soon as possible.
If you notice that your air filters are damp, you will definitely want to call a professional, as this can cause mold to grow and negatively affect the air quality of your home.
If there seems to be an uneven flow of air throughout your space, hiring a technician to come to your home and do a furnace cleaning is probably in order. Debris can block the airways and disrupt airflow, making it difficult for your furnace to work properly.
What You Can Expect During a Furnace Service Session
At Paragon, we know how important it is to take good care of a furnace, which is why we offer an annual Planned Maintenance Program for our customers. By having one of our professionals stop by once a year, you can avoid most breakdowns and other issues. Having a well-cared-for furnace can save you enough money on energy to make up for the cost of the planned annual maintenance service, plus you’re less likely to have to call for a pricey repair on a snowy day in the winter.
We include a long list of services in the annual maintenance program. Once a year, one of our highly trained technicians will:
- Check heat exchangers
- Evaluate vent system
- Check combustion air
- Measure gas pressure
- Vacuum & clean furnace cabinet
- Check igniter/HSI
- Clean or replace filters
- Measure carbon monoxide levels
- Tighten electrical connections
- Check amp draw on all motors
- Measure temperature difference
- Clean & adjust burners
- Set manifold pressure
- Test limit circuit
- Clean all ports & drains
- Remove & clean flame sensor
FAQs About Furnace Service
It’s important to know exactly what furnace service is and what you can expect from a visit from a professional before you hire one. Here are some answers to the most popular questions we are asked:
How much does furnace service cost?
Furnace service can cost anywhere between $100 and $500 on average. The price varies depending on how old your unit is, how often it is maintained, and the kind of furnace you have. Get a quote from Paragon to see what your furnace maintenance would cost.
What happens if you don’t service your furnace?
If you don’t service your furnace, you will likely spend a lot of unwanted money on breakdowns and issues over time. You will also see your energy bill go up if your furnace isn’t in proper working order.
What is the best time of year to get furnace service?
The best time of year to get a furnace serviced is late in the summer or early fall. This ensures your home will be ready when the cold weather hits. You can also avoid the rush of the winter season when many others are trying to get their furnace cleaned or repaired at the same time.
Paragon’s Planned Maintenance Program
Paragon’s Planned Maintenance Program allows your system to work at peak efficiency year in and year out. By allowing one of our experienced technicians to come to your home to clean and service your furnace, you are ultimately eliminating the need to pay for costly repairs in the future. Protect your investment with our maintenance program and give yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing your furnace is working at its best.