Benefits of Annual Furnace Flue Inspections and Cleanings
Since we are in the grip of winter, you have probably been enjoying using your furnace and its supply of warm air. As you use your furnace, you need to be mindful of how you take care of your furnace. Why? Because it is crucial to its longevity and the safety of your home. Let’s look at how to Protect Your Home: Benefits of Annual Furnace Flue Inspections and Cleanings.
What is a Furnace?
As you probably know, a furnace is a heating unit that is an integral part of a home’s heating and Ventilation system. It works by blowing heated air through ducts that deliver warm air to rooms throughout the house via air registers or grills. Various energy sources include natural gas, propane, oil, and power furnaces. The main components of a furnace include a burner, where fuel is combusted to generate heat; a heat exchanger, where the heat from the burner is transferred to the air; a blower, which propels the heated air into the ductwork; and a flue or vent pipe, which expels exhaust gases outside the home. Modern furnaces are also equipped with safety features and controls for regulating temperature.
Why Do You Need to Maintain Your Furnace?
There are several reasons why you should take care of your furnace, so let’s start with the most important reason.
A malfunctioning furnace can be a high safety risk. Without regular maintenance, carbon monoxide leaks and fire hazards are possible. Servicing your furnace helps ensure that safety features are functioning correctly and that there are no dangerous leaks or electrical issues.
This one just makes sense; regular maintenance of your furnace ensures it works at peak optimum levels. A well-maintained furnace uses less energy to heat your home, which can lead to lower power bills.
Like anything mechanical, a furnace will last longer with regular care. Routine checks and maintenance can hold the wear and tear that leads to breakdowns at bay, which means extending the lifespan of your furnace.
Better Air Quality
Furnaces circulate air throughout your home. If your furnace is not clean or has a clogged filter, it can spread dust, allergens, and other harmful particles. Having your furnace serviced helps ensure that the air in your home is safe to breathe.
Prevent Costly Repairs
Regular maintenance can take care of minor issues before they become costly problems. Maintaining a furnace regularly is cheaper than paying for major repairs or a complete replacement due to neglect. In some cases, not having your furnace serviced on a regular basis will void its warranty.
Mercer County Chimney Services Knows Furnace Flues
Has it been some time since you had your furnace inspected? If you reside in the greater Mercer County area, including Hamilton, Lawrenceville, Chesterfield, and Allentown, and need a certified and experienced chimney sweep service to make sure your furnace is in great working order, call 609-802-5288 or fill out our easy contact form, one of our staff will happily set up an appointment to inspect your furnace.