Winter is coming…to Baltimore. If you watch the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, you will get the reference. If you don’t, you can still probably figure out what we are talking about. Fall weather is here and winter will be here before you know it. Now is the time to start thinking about Furnace Maintenance.
According to climate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we could be in store for another harsh winter here in Baltimore. And the Farmer’s Almanac agrees, calling for a cold and wet winter with above-average snowfall.
Is your furnace ready to handle the increased workload?
Furnace Maintenance Is the Key to Energy Efficiency
Your HVAC system should be inspected and maintained AT LEAST twice a year: spring and fall. In spring, your HVAC technician will focus their efforts on your air conditioning system. Come fall, your furnace takes center stage. Benefits of annual maintenance include:
When winter comes and the temperature plummets, you will undoubtedly run to your thermostat to turn your furnace on and heat your home. Unfortunately, if you haven’t had your furnace inspected and maintained, your heat is not the only thing that will rise. You will also see a steady increase (sometimes dramatic) in your monthly utility bills. Without annual inspections and repairs, your furnace can wear itself out fairly quickly, losing as much as 5% of its overall efficiency each year. Annual HVAC maintenance, however, can reduce overall energy consumption by 25-30% and lower those monthly utility bills.
Minimize Costly Breakdowns
Don’t get left in the cold this winter. Nothing is more frustrating than when your furnace breaks down when you need it most. And that is exactly the risk you take when your forgo fall maintenance. Remember the old adage “A stitch in time saves nine?” Well, the same holds true for your HVAC system. Fixing a small issue now could help you avoid downtime and costly repairs.
While some HVAC maintenance tasks – such as routine air filter replacement – can be completed by the average homeowner, furnace maintenance should only be performed by a professional, like the ones at Fresh Air Concepts.
Furnace Maintenance in Baltimore
Fresh Air Concepts offers furnace maintenance and installation services throughout Baltimore. We also offer several maintenance contracts geared towards extending the life of your HVAC system through meticulous inspections and annual maintenance.