Should I Get Furnace Maintenance in the Fall?

Sep 6, 2021

Why You Should Get Furnace Maintenance In The Fall

Coming off the heals of another hot summer – with a week or two still left of the summer season – it might seem strange to think about fall maintenance for your furnace. After all, temps are still warm in the Tri-Cities and you’re still using your A/C unit to keep your living spaces cool and comfortable.

But you will want to continue to be comfortable as seasons start to change. You also want to be confident that your HVAC system will perform well during the cold, blustery days of winter. Having your furnace maintenance in the fall will not only enhance your comfort level this winter, but it could even potentially affect your health and well-being.

A faulty furnace could result in a dangerous carbon monoxide leak, causing you and others in your home to experience headaches, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. This is why it is recommended to have your furnace inspected in the fall, just as you have your air conditioner tuned up in the spring. This way you get ahead of any potential issues that may be lurking in your furnace that could result in expensive repairs down the line.

Reasons to Have Your Furnace Maintenance This Fall

Ensure Your Safety & Well-being

It isn’t safe to have cold or even frigid weather taking place during the winter without the ability to warm your home or office. Additionally, you could potentially risk your health and well-being by having a blocked vent, a cracked heat exchanger, or dirty burners in your furnace. These maintenance issues could include malfunctions that might pose a serious risk to your health, such as carbon monoxide leaks.

You ensure the health and safety of you and your loved ones by having Apollo perform a thorough inspection and testing of your furnace this fall.

Prolong the Life of Your Furnace

The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. By scheduling a maintenance service every fall, you can increase the life expectancy of the unit by as much as 30 percent to 50 percent. Without these critical tune-ups, your furnace may not even last 10 years.

With professional maintenance, you could double the lifespan of your furnace. Annual maintenance fees are much cheaper than prematurely paying for a new furnace.

Enjoy Healthy Air in Your Home or Office

As the weather begins to cool and you spend more time inside, it will become even more important to ensure your indoor air is clean and safe. During your fall furnace maintenance, our highly trained technicians at Apollo will also change your air filter. Air filter replacements are standard with your semi-annual preventive HVAC maintenance services.

By having a clean air filter in your HVAC system, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have good indoor air quality at all times. This is just another reason to schedule a maintenance service for your furnace soon before heavy HVAC usage this winter.

Lower Utility Bills

A clean, well-adjusted furnace brings with it many benefits, including practical and monetary. For example, studies show that regular maintenance of your HVAC system could save you up to 20 percent on heating and cooling bills. This means a furnace tune-up pays for itself with the money you save during winter heating season.

It is not unusual for your energy system to accumulate build-up of debris over time. When your furnace has blockage or other issues getting in the way of optimal efficiency, it has to work much harder to treat the air in your home or office. This brings about higher utility bills. However, by keeping your unit up to date on maintenance, you will have a furnace that operates smoothly and performs at its peak when you need it most during the winter.

Prevent Expensive Repairs

When you schedule routine maintenance of your furnace, you greatly lessen the chances of costly repairs. Small glitches in your furnace can turn into prohibitive repairs in the future. These major repairs typically cost much more than a scheduled maintenance service on your furnace.

The certified expert technicians at Apollo will let you know right away during a routine maintenance if your furnace needs a repair, catching a malfunction early before it gets worse and potentially more expensive.

Remember, preventative care of your furnace is safer and cheaper than emergency repairs later.

Look to Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning for Expert HVAC Service

Look to the HVAC experts at Apollo to ensure your furnace system is in excellent condition and operating at optimal efficiency so you will be warm and comfortable this coming winter. Our experienced team of highly trained technicians will work with you and exceed your expectations during HVAC repairs and replacements.

Apollo field technicians will work closely with you in deciding what HVAC system is the best, and tailor it to fit your unique needs and preferences! We are committed to delivering premium quality HVAC Furnace service, maintenance, repaurs and documentation in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, and beyond!

Learn more by contacting Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning! Call us at (509) 396-COLD (2653).