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Annual Gas Furnace Maintenance: A Good Idea?


You want your gas furnace to run quietly and efficiently during the winter, but this can’t really happen without annual maintenance. Below are some good reasons for requesting professional heating maintenance the next time autumn rolls around.

Keeping Your Warranty Valid

Chances are that your furnace comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. Most warranties come with a disclaimer that they won’t cover any damage that has resulted from neglect of your system. The last thing that you want is to face a costly repair with a warranty that’s void.

Avoiding Unnecessary Repairs

Let’s think, though, about the kind of things a tune-up covers. It all starts with the inspection, where technicians check for problems like:

  • Loose electrical wiring
  • Out-of-balance parts
  • Dirty burner assemblies
  • Clogged air filters
  • Carbon monoxide leaks

It should go without saying that many of these issues, if left unaddressed, can be harmful. Old or loose wiring is a fire hazard. Dirty components hinder airflow, raise the risk for overheating and cause the furnace to blow out more lukewarm air than anything else.

After that, technicians may perform little tweaks like motor lubrication. In the end, you won’t need to request as many repairs going forward. The furnace won’t be as likely to break down; it could last a full 15 or 20 years.

Saving Money in the Long Run

Fewer repairs and a longer life expectancy for the furnace will indeed translate into savings in the long run. There’s also the fact that maintenance gives you a more energy-efficient system. With no dust, debris, loose parts or other issues to interfere with heating, it’s possible for your monthly bill to go down by a noticeable degree.

Over 50 Years of Experience

You can leave your yearly furnace tune-up in Quincy, MA, to the professionals at Aspinwall Plumbing and Heating. Our family-owned and -operated company can also install and repair heaters, AC units, air purification systems and fireplaces. We even provide a full range of plumbing services. To schedule a convenient appointment, simply give us a call today.

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