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The Importance Of Heating Maintenance Inspections

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Winter is coming! The weather is slowly getting colder, which means your furnace is increasingly working harder to keep you warm. 

Before you crank the heat up, it's important to schedule your annual heating maintenance inspection. Here are 3 reasons you should always have your furnace checked before the extreme cold weather sets in:

1. Comfort 

Just like most machinery, as time passes, heating systems can show signs of wear and tear. In order to ensure your furnace is ready to take on the cold weather, it's important to have a professional inspect the function of the system. Minor tests and adjustments could be the difference between poor efficiency and peak operating efficiency.

2. Savings

Efficiency equals savings, so having your heating system maintained and inspected will ensure a decrease in your energy bill. In other words, the moving parts and connections of your heating system will be working as well as they can; therefore, your furnace won't have to work as hard to keep your home warm.

3. Safety

Most importantly, heating maintenance inspections will ensure your heating system is safe to use. Problems with your furnace can quickly take a turn for the worse, putting you and your family at risk. For example, on October 23, 2021, there was a home explosion in Cambridge, Maryland. According to FOX9, all victims are expected to survive. The explosion is yet to be determined, but there is speculation that the furnace may have sparked the blast. Although furnace explosions are rare, turning on a heating system for the first time in a while can sometimes cause unexpected sparks. Something as small as dust can cause a deadly furnace disaster. Another serious risk is the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced naturally by your furnace and can be deadly. Carbon monoxide testing is included in each heating inspection, so you will have peace of mind knowing you're safe from this lethal gas passing through your home.

At F.H. Furr, we take your safety very seriously. That's why we strongly encourage you to schedule an annual heating maintenance inspection! If you want to increase your comfort, savings, and safety this winter season, call on our expert technicians today! We’re ready to serve you. 

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