6 Reasons to Schedule Regular Furnace Maintenance

Winter is just around the corner here at ABW Halton ClimateCare.

Just like driveway salt, an ice scraper and a thick toque, a working, reliable furnace is a must-have accessory to get through the season.

While many homeowners in Burlington, Milton, Oakville, and surrounding areas choose on-demand furnace repair, more and more are scheduling furnace maintenance to keep their unit running efficiently.

And when you find out why, you just might want to do the same.

Save on hydroReason 1: Lower your hydro bills

There’s been a lot of news stories rate about the unpredictability of hydro rates.

Some days, it goes up. Other days it goes down.

What stays the same? Nobody’s really happy about it.

Over time, your furnace gets clogged with things like:

  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Debris
  • Gunk

The dirtier your furnace is, the harder it works in order to deliver the heat you want it to.

Regularly scheduled furnace maintenance gets all that junk out of the burners (and the air filters too).

As a result, your furnace is going to use a lot less power (around 20%) than it needs to. That, in turn, puts more money where it belongs: In your pocket.

Reason 2: Get more life out of your furnace

Eventually, your furnace will succumb to age and wear-and-tear. When that happens, there’s no real choice but to replace it outright.

Although you can’t prevent your furnace giving out, ongoing WeCare Maintenance or Protection Plus plans can extend its lifespan.

With regular check-ups, your furnace home heating system will receive:

  • Replacement parts (as needed)
  • Air filter replacement
  • Equipment cleaning, inspecting and adjusting

Look at it this way: You get your car tuned up on a regular basis to keep it running smooth as long as possible.

Makes sense, right?

So why not do the same for your furnace?

Ounce of prevention, pound of cureReason 3: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

What’s better?

  • Spotting a problem early and dealing with it?
  • Not knowing there’s a problem until it’s too late?

Right: The first one.

Ongoing furnace maintenance identifies small issues well before they become big nightmares.

Some of the things furnace maintenance can detect include:

It’s much better than the alternative; having your furnace fail you during the coldest winter night in Mississauga or Brampton.

Healthy airReason 4: Healthier air in your home

Remember reason 1 in this blog? It talked about all the pollutants which build up in your furnace over time?

Those irritants – if they’re not removed from your furnace on a regular basis – will end up circulating around your home.

You’ll be breathing in dust and mold (and not even know it).

Maintenance removes any dirt (and also gets rid of the source) and immediately improves the air quality in your house.

You might not notice it. Buy anyone with breathing issues or allergies certain will.

Reason 5: Avoid unexpected and costly repairs

It’s never fun when you have to dish out big money on a new furnace product or service call you really didn’t want to make.

It’s unpleasant. It’s unexpected. It eats into your household budget.

On the other hand, regular furnace maintenance is a recurring cost you can account for, which means:

  • You know exactly what you’ll spend
  • You know exactly what you get

Furthermore, the whole idea behind WeCare Maintenance is that you spend as little as possible when it comes to keeping your furnace in tip-top condition.

Peace of mind for winterReason 6: Peace of mind

As a homeowner with a family, you’ve got a lot on your plate (especially at this time of year), such as:

  • Christmas
  • Kids home from school for the holidays
  • New Year’s plans
  • Shopping
  • Hosting and attending family events

Thinking about your furnace is probably the farthest thing on your mind.

That is, until something goes wrong. In that case, it’s front and centre.

With ongoing furnace maintenance, you’ll have total peace of mind knowing that, on a monthly basis, a ClimateCare expert will come to you, give your furnace a thorough inspection and make sure everything is working as it should.

There are many things in life to worry about.

Your furnace shouldn’t be one of them.

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The WeCare Maintenance Plan is designed to give you year-round comfort; not just at winter time.

And should something go wrong with your furnace – even if it’s -20°C in the middle of the night – we’ll be there to take the call and help you out.

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