Is A Furnace Inspection REALLY Necessary?
This is a question we get all the time at Technical Hot & Cold, and we totally get it. Between insurance, groceries, utilities and everything else, being a homeowner is downright expensive and saving as much money as possible is super important. So, it’s really easy to be skeptical when a heating and cooling company like us suggests that you get a furnace inspection. If you’ve never had one before and haven’t experienced any issues, it might sound like just another sales pitch.
The reality is that a furnace inspection is one of the most inexpensive things we have to offer, yet arguably the most valuable.
The worst time to find a problem with your furnace is when you actually have to use it. In fact, about 75% of all “no-heat” calls received by HVAC companies throughout the United States are due to lack of maintenance. Getting an inspection done before the winter months can save you a fortune in the long run in terms of energy bills, repair costs and emergency visit rates. In some cases, it can even save your life.
A furnace inspection from THC costs just $69, but the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your family will be safe and warm all winter long is undoubtedly priceless. Let’s review some key benefits of having your furnace inspected.
Stay Within Your Warranty
All furnace manufacturers recommend that annual service be performed on their products by professional technicians like Technical Hot & Cold. They even have language in their warranties that says damage due to improper or lack of routine maintenance won’t be covered. While having a warranty claim rejected for this reason isn’t super common, keep in mind that the manufacturer can ask you for service records prior to approval. Better to be safe than sorry, right?
Keep Your Family Safe
Anything equipment that burns fuel to create heat produces carbon monoxide, including gas furnaces. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 500 deaths and 15,000 emergency room visits each year are attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Given that it’s both colorless and odorless, you often won’t know that your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide throughout your home until it’s too late.
This in addition to the threat of fires, explosions and exposure are why having your furnace inspected by a professional is so important. We at THC know what these safety hazards look like on the technical level and can correct them before anyone gets hurt.
Learn more about furnace safety hazards here.
Save Money By Preserving Efficiency
We experience some bitterly cold temperatures here in Michigan during the winter months, and our energy bills prove it with about 30% of the average total per season being attributed to heating alone. If your furnace isn’t running efficiently, however, you run the risk of jacking up that percentage a whole lot more than necessary.
Having a furnace inspection performed by professionals like us at Technical Hot & Cold can help you to avoid seasonal sticker shock by identifying and correcting things that are affecting your system’s efficiency. Our technicians have the equipment and training to dismantle and properly clean components then put them back the right way.
Learn more about things that can affect furnace efficiency here.
So, are furnace inspections really necessary? The answer is a resounding “yes”! When you’re ready to schedule one from Technical Hot & Cold or have a question, just give us a call at (734) 326-3900 or click the button below.