Furnace Maintenance 101

One of the nicest things about living in Naperville, Illinois is that here in the Midwest, we get four fully distinct seasons. For many, fall is the favorite time of year – the leaves change colors, the air is fresh and breezy, and the summer heat gives way to temperatures are that are just right for spending time outside.

Although you don’t actually have to worry much about turning on either the AC or the heat just yet, now is the best time to have your gas furnace serviced. Why? Because you want to make sure that your furnace will be able to heat your home properly when the cold Chicago winter comes. The best way to ensure that your furnace will work properly when you need it is to get it serviced before you need it.

1.What Are the Benefits of Furnace Servicing?

Even if your furnace is new or doesn’t seem to have any issues, you should still get it serviced regularly. The benefits of gas furnace maintenance includes:

  • The prevention of big, costly issues by identifying the small ones that cause them.
  • Extending the life of your HVAC system.
  • Reducing your energy bills by improving the efficiency of the system.

Plus, we’ve saved the biggest advantage for last – ensuring your furnace even works properly so that you can turn the heat on when you need it!

2.How Often Should Your Furnace Be Serviced?

Most gas furnace manufacturers recommend annual servicing, and often specify that the warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by improper maintenance. Have your furnace inspected and maintained annually by an HVAC professional to prevent avoidable issues and damage to the unit.

Even if you aren’t concerned about a warranty, you should get furnace maintenance every fall to ensure it will be ready to properly heat your home when needed during the upcoming winter.

3.What Does Furnace Servicing Include?

A good technician would perform a thorough inspect of your heating system to ensure it’s running properly, safely and efficiently. This should include the examination, testing and cleaning of parts that often malfunction, such as the vents, blower, thermostat, heat exchanger, pilot light, fan, air filter, etc.

4.How Much Does Furnace Maintenance Cost?

Naperville area heating and cooling companies typically charge between $100 and $300 for routine furnace maintenance. There may be additional costs for any needed repairs or supplies such as new air filters.

Nortek Environmental, Inc. offers a 22-Point Certified Furnace Tune-Up, Cleaning & Inspection at the regular price of $129.95 per unit. Mention this blog post at the time of scheduling for an additional $30 off. Offer expires November 30th, 2018. Cannot be combined with other offers. Cannot be used on previous appointments. Please contact office for complete details and coupon eligibility.

5.How Long Does A Furnace Tune-up Take?

Don’t worry – you won’t have to block off your entire day for a gas furnace inspection! Depending on the current condition of your system, it shouldn’t take more than an hour or two. (Which is a very small time-investment to pay for to ensure you stay warm in the coming winter and spring!)

Don’t risk being left out in the cold – be sure to contact a Naperville area furnace service provider this fall. Nortek Environmental, Inc. provides a thorough inspection, a 22-Point Certified Tune-up for your furnace or boiler, and will also clean the components. When potential issues are identified, we provide a report of our findings along with recommendations to address them. Call (630) 548-1500 or send us a message requesting an appointment to get your fall furnace maintenance scheduled today!