09 Oct Top 5 Reasons Michigan Homeowners Need a Furnace Tune Up
The frigid winter weather is just around the corner in Michigan; as a homeowner in Ann Arbor or surrounding communities it’s essential that you understand the importance of having a furnace tune up. Unfortunately, many homeowners tend to forget the importance of having their HVAC systems maintained until a problem crops up – usually at the worst possible time, such as when it’s 30 degrees outside.
If you haven’t had your furnace tuned up in years (or ever), here are 5 important reasons you should:
1. Why let your energy dollars go up in smoke? Your current heating system may not be performing efficiently; in fact, there’s a good chance it isn’t. Dirty blowers, filters, burners and improper thermostat calibration can mean you spend 10 to 50% more on heating costs than you should! A fact you may not know: 90% of HVAC systems in the US spend 40% more in energy costs than is necessary.
2. Longer life for your heating system. Without regular maintenance, your HVAC system may not “live out” its life expectancy, and you could be compromising the safety of your family. Extend the life of your heating system by getting a tune up.
Dirty blowers, filters, burners and improper thermostat calibration can mean you spend 10 to 50% more on heating costs than you should!
3. Checking for hazards and making sure your system operates safely. Poor combustion, an improperly functioning gas pilot safety circuit – things that most homeowners never consider can put your family’s safety at risk. Your HVAC technician will check for hazardous debris in the flue pipe or chimney, test your gas pilot safety system and more.
4. Ditching the dirt. Dirt build up is the number 1 cause of system failure! While dirt can build up anywhere in your system, airflow is reduced when it builds up on the blower motor blades, dramatically reducing efficiency, possibly by as much as 21%.
5. Peace of mind. Knowing your system is working as efficiently as possible and is safe for your family offers peace of mind – and you’ll save money over the lifetime of your heating system by preventing possible problems.
Have questions about tuning up your furnace for the upcoming winter? At Haley Mechanical, we’re the experts in HVAC installation, service and maintenance, serving homeowners and businesses in the Dexter, Michigan and surrounding communities.