Many homeowners think that there are specific times of the year when you can or cannot schedule furnace service. While we do encourage you to schedule furnace maintenance either before or after the winter season, it’s also beneficial to schedule maintenance mid-season if you need it.
As long as you have a heating maintenance appointment once per year, it really doesn’t matter when you schedule the appointment. Having midseason heater maintenance in Flowood, MS is better than not scheduling the service at all. You can keep reading to learn more about how mid-season maintenance can be beneficial for your furnace.
Boost Energy Efficiency
One of the top benefits of furnace maintenance is boosting energy efficiency. When your furnace works more efficiently, there are a few things that happen. First, energy costs go down because your furnace does not have to work as hard to produce results. But better energy efficiency also reduces the strain that your furnace takes on as a part of regular operation.
Prevent a Breakdown
An efficient furnace that is working the way it should is less likely to break down. During a maintenance appointment, our team can identify potential problems and fix them now instead of later. For example, we may clean out the inside of the furnace and the burners to prevent dust buildup.
Or if a belt or other component is showing excessive wear, we can replace it before it breaks completely. This way, you can continue to schedule schedule maintenance appointments instead of a repair appointment due to a breakdown.
Save on Repair Costs
In fact, maintenance can actually lower the amount of money that you will have to spend on repairs over the life of your furnace. If we replace a belt when it is wearing down, it is much cheaper than waiting for the belt to snap in half and potentially cause additional damage inside of your furnace.
That repair bill will cost significantly more than replacing a belt alone. The idea is to take excellent care of your furnace all along, even in the middle of the winter season. Skipping out on just one maintenance appointment can have negative effects on your furnace for years to come.
Extend the Lifespan
The average furnace lifespan is usually between 10 and 15 years. The trick to having your furnace last longer is maintenance, even mid-season maintenance. Getting an extra few years out of your furnace can save you a lot of money.
Of course, eventually you will have to invest in a new furnace. But putting off that cost for a few years is great because it gives you more time to save and plan. Plus, you’re also getting more life out of your current furnace, which means getting more out of that earlier investment.
Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today to schedule an appointment for furnace maintenance.