Many of our customers come to us with the question, “Do I really need a yearly heater checkup?” In short, the answer is yes. For the safety for you and your family, it is highly recommended having a home furnace check-up to ensure it is in proper working order. Not only will this help prevent your family from the discomfort of a broken heater, but it will also help avoid any potentially deadly natural gas or carbon monoxide leaks that can occur within your furnace. Most furnace manufacturers equipment warranties require an annual furnace maintenance check to be performed by a qualified and licensed HVAC technician in Austin to guarantee the warranty.
The Importance Of Furnace Checkups
- Decrease Number of Repairs – Many heating issues can be easily prevented through checkups. Electrical connections can loosen over time, pilot lights can become finicky, and filters can become clogged with contaminants. It is best to be proactive, so you do not leave your family in the cold.
- Improves Energy Efficiency – A furnace tune-up will improve your energy efficient by keeping your heater running at its best during the winter. A clean and inspected furnace will run much more efficiently, saving money on your energy bill. Keep in mind, that it costs more money to run a poorly maintained HVAC System, because your AC and heater needs to work harder to do the same job as a maintained AC & heating system.
- Makes Your Home Safer – Furnaces rely on natural gas, propane, or even oil to generate heat through a combustion process. Any minor issue can result in an exposure of natural gas or carbon monoxide in your home causing fires, serious health issues, or even death. Utility companies add an additive to the natural gas giving it a familiar “warning odor.” Carbon monoxide on the other hand, is known as, “The Silent Killer.” It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It could cause loss of consciousness and death. The City of Austin requires working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors within 10 feet of every bedroom, as well as one per floor in a multi-level home. If one of your CO detectors starts to alarm or you smell gas, get every person and pet in your home out into the fresh air. Once safe, call 911 or 311 or Texas Gas for help.
Are You an A-Plus Discount Customer?
With a Preventative HVAC Maintenance Agreement at A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions, your heating checkup is already included at no additional cost! Our annual maintenance plan includes two comprehensive checkups, one for the heating and one for the cooling, as well as 15% off all daytime repairs, no overtime fees, diagnostic discounts, and even other discounts on A-Plus home repair services. As an A-Plus discount customer, enjoy the “peace of mind” of knowing your heater is in tiptop shape this winter.
Recommendation: Schedule a Heater Checkup Today with our HVAC Technicians in Austin
Call A-Plus before the weather outside becomes frightful! Though the fire is so delightful, it won’t help keep your entire house warm on a cold winter night. Experienced with all major HVAC equipment brands, A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions is Austin’s trusted heating maintenance and repair company for over 40 years! Give our office a call at 512-450-1980 to schedule your heating checkup, heating repair, or heating replacement today!