Though we had quite a warm and comfortable fall season, winter is in full swing. By now, furnaces are most likely running full time again, which is why the team here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling wants to remind everyone to be sure and schedule a routine furnace inspection and maintenance in order to avoid any breakdowns during the most frigid months.
BE SURE TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT YOUR FURNACE
It’s good practice to give some one on one attention to your furnace during this cold season. You may want to give some thought to the amount of fuel consumption you will use and what the cost of the fuel will be this winter. Enjoying energy efficiency this winter and being able to save on costs will be quite dependent upon the overall health and functionality of your furnace. It can be somewhat challenging for homeowners to determine if, in fact, they need a furnace inspection or any type of preventative maintenance in advance of the cold temperatures. With that said, our team of professionals would like to share some answers to many common questions asked by our valued clients.
ANSWERS THAT HELP WITH YOUR DECISION MAKING
Giving your heating system a simple check-up helps to avoid a heating system failure when the temperatures outside begin to drop drastically. We also suggest that, while having your furnace checked for efficiency and functionality, you may also want to have your wood burning stove, fireplace and/or chimney cleaned and inspected at the same time. For those homeowners who use oil heat, this is the ideal time to have your tank inspected to ensure there are no leaks, damage, or any other problems with your tank.
With regard to routine maintenance on your heating system, doing so can actually extend the lifespan of your system in addition to enhancing its overall performance during the cold weather months. An annual furnace cleaning involves checking the combustion area, fan, electrodes and all other major components of your heating system. Filters are replaced, all electrical connections will be checked for accuracy, thermostat settings will be checked as well, and all moving components will be lubricated as needed. All of these tasks are designed to ensure the proper and safe functioning of your heating system.
Finally, a proper annual furnace inspection and routine maintenance can help to protect your home and family from unsuspecting carbon monoxide leaks. As we all know, carbon monoxide is both a colorless and odorless gas, that if not detected, can cause many health hazards to family members. Many of those hazards include, but are not limited to, dizziness, headaches, and nausea. So, for the sake of the health and safety of your family, be sure to schedule preventative maintenance and an inspection of your heating system as well as the carbon monoxide levels in your home.
THE HEATING SPECIALISTS YOU CAN TRUST
Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling we have come to be known as your go to company for all your HVAC need. Our team of professionals stands ready to meet your every need, whether you are in need of a furnace inspection, preventative maintenance, or simply want to learn more about proper care and maintenance of your HVAC System. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes for a safe and enjoyable rest of your winter season!