Investing into furnace maintenance

Winters in Elgin, Illinois, are long, brutally cold and difficult.

  • It’s necessary to prepare for the cold weather.

In the fall, I winterize the pool pump and the air conditioner, put away the patio furniture and gas grill and haul all of my family’s winter coats, scarfs and hats from the attic. I make sure the snow shovel and ice scrapers are handy and buy a supply of rock salt. I walk around the exterior and interior of the home and look for any areas that could be a source of energy waste. Caulk, insulation and weatherstripping are inexpensive methods for tightening up the home. One of my priorities is scheduling service with a professional HVAC contractor. With temperatures often dipping below freezing, and even below zero, in Elgin, the furnace carries a major workload. Proactive maintenance makes sure that the heating system handles demands safely, reliably and efficiently. The technician completes a comprehensive inspection and diagnostic testing to pinpoint any areas of concern. Solving issues early prevents greater damage, expense and disruption. I can take confidence that the furnace won’t malfunction and leave me without heat during the height of winter. Professional service fulfills the manufacturer’s warranty obligations, extends system service life and includes a thorough cleaning. Optimizing airflow and heating capacity promotes more consistent comfort, cleaner air quality and running costs. The technician tightens electrical connections, verifies the accuracy of the thermostat, troubleshoots the heat exchanger and tests the ductwork. The process doesn’t take all that long and causes any damage or mess. The expense is definitely worth it.

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