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Do Gas Furnaces Need Annual Maintenance?

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Your gas furnace keeps your home warm and cozy during the chilly winter months. Therefore, you must schedule annual inspections to identify and address issues before the unit breaks down. Read this blog to learn more about annual furnace maintenance and why it’s essential for your HVAC system.

Why Do Gas Furnaces Need Annual Maintenance?

There are plenty of reasons why you should have your furnace inspected, including

  • Efficiency: Over time, dust and debris can accumulate inside the furnace, clogging the system and reducing its efficiency. Annual maintenance ensures that your furnace operates at peak performance, saving you money on energy bills.
  • Safety: Gas furnaces burn natural gas to produce heat. Any malfunction or damage can lead to potentially hazardous situations. Regular furnace maintenance can identify and address safety concerns, such as gas leaks or faulty ignition systems before they become significant issues.
  • Durability: Your furnace requires regular upkeep to ensure its durability. Gas furnaces can last 15 to 20 years with proper care. Yearly maintenance inspections help address wear and tear so that your furnace lasts for years without needing expensive repairs or replacements.

What Does Furnace Maintenance Include?

During annual furnace maintenance, a professional HVAC technician will perform several crucial tasks:

  • Cleaning: HVAC technicians will clean and remove dust, debris, and soot from the interior components, including furnace filters, vent systems, heat exchangers, and blower motors.
  • Inspection: A thorough inspection checks for wear, damage, or corrosion. These inspections help identify potential problems before they worsen.
  • Safety and Efficiency Checks: The HVAC technician will also monitor all safety features, such as gas valves, flame sensors, pilot lights, and pressure switches. They will also make proper repairs to ensure these components work correctly, and test the unit for optimal efficiency.
  • Filter Replacement: The technician will replace or clean the air filters. Furnace filters are essential for maintaining good indoor air quality and efficient airflow.

Call Elite HVACs to Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Annual maintenance for gas furnaces is a necessity. It ensures your furnace operates efficiently, safely, and reliably. Plus, it can save you money on energy bills and prevent costly breakdowns when you heat your home.

We’re a professional heating and cooling company providing fast and reliable furnace maintenance throughout Chicagoland. Call us today at 773-985-6624 for a free quote! We’re always on call 24/7 to answer your questions, concerns, or emergency calls.

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