Furnace Inspections & Furnace Cleanings
Furnace inspections are absolutely necessary to insure proper operation all winter long. Last winter, temperatures dropped so low that furnaces had to work overtime to keep up. When the temperature enters sub-zero territory, a furnace will continually run. Unfortunately, it may never reach the desired setting on the thermostat. As a result, we had many calls from customers who thought something was wrong. If their furnace was running, everything is fine. However, some homeowners in the area had furnaces that failed due to extreme operating conditions.
Annual furnace inspections can prevent these sorts of breakdowns. By performing a thorough inspection and cleaning, a repair technician can identify potential problems. These problems can then be repaired before extreme temperatures arrive. Cleaning a furnace every year helps it run smoothly. A dirty furnace forces all aspects of a heating system to work harder. This ultimately will cause older units to fail when they are needed most.
Warranty Protection and Annual Inspections
Another aspect to consider is warranty protection. Annual inspections and cleanings are required to maintain the warranty on heating equipment. If a furnace is getting close to the end of a 10 year warranty, any parts failures should be covered. If annual maintenance has not been performed, the homeowner could be on the hook for all repair costs. The minimal cost of annual furnace maintenance is a small price to pay when it comes to larger repairs.
Polar Heating and Air Conditioning offers several maintenance agreement plans for all homeowners in the Chicago area. For $89.00, a technician will perform an inspection and cleaning on one furnace. For $149.00, two units are serviced during the same visit. This can either be two furnaces, or one furnace and one air conditioner. Contact the experts at Polar today to schedule an appointment.