When it comes to furnaces, preventative maintenance helps keep your equipment in good working condition. Reliance Home Comfort has been helping Canadian homeowners with all their furnace maintenance and repair-related tasks for over 50 years. A fully licensed Reliance™ technician will run a 12-point or 21-point inspection of major components used to generate and circulate warm air and measure CO levels – both inside the furnace exhaust and within the home.
We talked to furnace experts at Reliance Home Comfort and here’s why they believe you shouldn’t skip your annual furnace tune-up…
1. Addresses Safety Concerns
Having a preventative maintenance check could help to uncover any potential safety issues before they become a problem.
2. Helps To Maintain Energy Efficiency
Furnaces are one of the largest contributors to your monthly household energy consumption. It’s important for the environment to have an energy-efficient furnace system in your house. Skipping maintenance could increase energy consumption if there is an undiagnosed issue that is causing your furnace to run less efficiently. Reliance Home Comfort recommends booking your preventative maintenance in the fall before the cold weather hits. However, if you forget to book an appointment in the fall don’t worry! Reliance Home Comfort provides furnace maintenance and repair services all year round.
3. Helps Maintain Furnace Life
Similar to other household devices or even your car, regular maintenance can help maintain your furnace’s longevity. Reliance Home Comfort’s annual maintenance can help to identify potential issues which could impact the life of your furnace. However, it is important that you let only a licensed technician take care of it. Reliance Home Comfort helps you identify if your system just needs a repair or replacement. They can help you out either way while considering your budget. They also offer rental, financing and purchasing options for new equipment.
4. Helps to Prevent Breakdowns
A sudden furnace breakdown during the coldest month of the year can be extremely uncomfortable. Having a preventative maintenance check on your furnace could help to uncover an underlying issue which could result in a breakdown. This allows you to fix the issue before your furnace breaks down. Reliance offers these plans at a low monthly fee to help with regular maintenance and unexpected repairs.
To better help you look after your furnace, Reliance Home Comfort has created a gallery of resources. They have a variety of articles and videos to help homeowners troubleshoot issues like How to Change a Furnace Filter and Four Things to Check If Your Furnace Stops Working. If you are a subscriber to a Heating Maintenance Plan, you will get a call to remind you to schedule your maintenance appointment. If not, you can either book online or give Reliance Home Comfort a call to schedule it.
5. Could Help Save Cost on Expensive Repairs
Repairing a furnace can be quite expensive. By doing regular annual maintenance checks, you could uncover a smaller furnace problem, allowing you to fix it with the help of a licensed Reliance Home Comfort technician before it becomes a larger and potentially more expensive issue. You especially want to try to avoid a breakdown in the middle of winter when you need heat the most!
3 Smart Tips from Reliance Home Comfort to maintain your furnace for the upcoming season:
- We recommend you change your filter frequently. A dirty furnace filter could prevent your furnace from running efficiently and in worst-case scenarios, could cause it to stop running altogether.
- Make sure you check for low battery indications on your thermostat (if your thermostat uses a battery). It sounds simple but you’d be surprised how many people think their furnace is broken but the thermostat batteries just need to be changed. Think of the thermostat as the control centre for your furnace and get them the battery power they need to function efficiently.
- Be mindful that the air registers are open and unobstructed by things like furniture, curtains and plants in order to distribute the heat equally throughout your house.
According to Reliance Home Comfort’s HVAC technician, Kristin Garbutt, the colder season may look far away but it’s the right time to start prepping for it. Reliance Home Comfort has been providing affordable, reliable home heating and cooling to Canadians for more than 50 years. Their customers know they can count on them for fast, friendly, knowledgeable service and advice. They have over 70,000 5-star Google reviews and over 12,000 HomeStars reviews from happy customers across Canada. Hire a licensed Reliance Home Comfort technician today!