One question we always get here at Gas Engineers is, “Do I really need to schedule maintenance?” The short answer is yes, but today we’re here to expand upon why. We understand why people are often hesitant to schedule maintenance repairs. You run your heater daily in winter and when everything seems to be going fine why should you spend the extra money on a service that seems, quite frankly, unnecessary?
The reason why maintenance services might seem a little unnecessary to homeowners is that they do more than meets the eye. When you use a great team like ours you can stay sure that you always have the best heating quality possible. If you need Trussville HVAC services this winter, make sure that you contact our team.
The Danger of Carbon Monoxide
We encourage maintenance in fall before you need to use your heating system because it ensures that your heating system is safe to use during winter. The most common heating system across the country is a furnace and the most dangerous furnace problem is carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it’s an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that can spread in your home without you realizing until it’s too late.
Carbon monoxide is produced through the fuel combustion process in your furnace, oven, and sometimes even in your dryer. If everything works correctly, this gas should vent outside, but when things go wrong, it can become a problem in your home.
Why Maintenance is so Important
The danger of carbon monoxide is why heater maintenance is so important. Carbon monoxide can leak into your home if the quality of your heat exchanger (the metal component that transfers heat to air as the air passes by) is compromised. The heat exchanger should move this gas out of the flue vent but if your heat exchanger is broken or cracked the process becomes muddled.
The best way to ensure that your heat exchanger always does what it needs to do is to schedule heating maintenance annually. A complete furnace tune-up from our team allows a technician to check for any potential issues you might have. Your furnace system is definitely far from inherently dangerous, so you don’t have to be scared to turn on your heater after heating this blog, but there are many things that can go wrong with this system if you skip out on regular maintenance services.
Comfort Zone Maintenance
If you’re like us, sometimes things on your to-do list pass you by. To make sure that your heating maintenance isn’t one of the items that have fallen through the cracks we have a Comfort Zone Maintenance agreement that you can enroll in. The agreement includes:
- Biannual tune-ups
- A 13-point heating and cooling system analysis
- Air filter replacement
- Lubrication as needed
Our maintenance services will ensure that you’re always getting the most from your heating system so that you can extend the lifespan of your heating system, improve efficiency, and benefit from lower utility bills.