It’s that time of year again, when the trees have gone bare and the cold winter weather has started to set in. Naturally, once the temperatures have started to dip, you’ll want to crank the furnace up to keep your home warm and toasty, protecting it from the bitter cold outside. It’s important, however, to always schedule an annual furnace maintenance appointment with a qualified HVAC contractor before the temperatures dip, in order to make sure that your system is working as reliably -- and safely -- as possible.
Furnaces can get debris and dirt lodged into their system over time, and the yearly wear and tear of use needs to be checked out by a professional if you want your furnace to keep working properly. Otherwise, you could end up in a position where your heat goes out on Christmas Eve, and you have no way to get it fixed for days on end.
Keep Your Home Safe
Depending on the kind of heating system you have, a rusted or improperly sealed furnace can cause carbon monoxide leaks to build up in your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, deadly gas that can put you and your family in serious danger. It’s important to get your furnace checked for leaks by a qualified professional to ensure that you aren’t exposed to carbon monoxide or any other deadly chemicals.
The problem with furnaces is that, even when they’re on the verge of a breakdown, they’ll seem to be working fine right up until the end. By the time a furnace's problem has progressed to the point that it has stopped working, it’s likely to be an extremely expensive fix. By getting a checkup, however, you’ll be able to diagnose problems early, when the fix is still cheap and easy.
At ACT Air Conditioning Texas our HVAC professionals have decades of experience keeping furnaces well-maintained and reliable. Don’t get left out in the cold. Contact us today and know that your home will stay warm all winter long.