5 Reasons Furnace Maintenance Makes Sense


When was the last time you had your furnace checked to make sure that it was working as efficiently as possible? For many homeowners that we meet, the answer is often “I don’t remember” which, while common, isn’t a great answer.

We recommend getting your furnace checked once a year, right before the winter sets in, so that way you can ensure that it will work reliably all season long.

Why should you invest in furnace maintenance this season? Keep reading to find out:

1. Winter is Coming

Colder months are coming, and with a dip in temperatures, we will all be turning on our furnaces to provide a warm respite from the cooler autumn months and even colder winter days.

For most of us, winter months mean that our furnaces will be put to continued use every single day, which can put a significant amount of strain on your system. So before you start relying on your furnace to protect you from the harsh winter climate, make sure to invest in its well-being. 


2. Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

If your furnace hasn’t been checked for cracks, compromises, and leaks, when you turn it on, carbon monoxide may begin escaping into your home.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas which can be difficult to detect without special carbon monoxide detectors. If your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide into your home it can result in deadly consequences, so make sure to have a qualified heating expert assess your furnace before you begin using it this season.


3. You Haven’t Used Your Furnace All Season

Many people think that simply turning their furnace on again after a long period of inactivity is fine, and doesn’t have any negative impacts on your system, but this is not the case.

In fact, since your furnace has been dormant for the last season it will require more effort and energy consumption to get back up and running, and during this period you are more likely to experience issues such as mechanical failures as a result of the long period of inactivity.


4. Extend the Lifetime of Your Furnace

One of the biggest benefits to furnace maintenance is that it can dramatically extend the lifetime of your furnace. This is because a well-maintained furnace doesn’t have to work as hard to warm and distribute air throughout your home, which puts less strain on your system and can prevent it from wearing out and breaking down.


5. Enjoy Peace of Mind This Year

Calling for a furnace check-up ensures that your furnace is in perfect working condition before you begin using it heavily throughout the autumn and winter months. Instead of hoping that your furnace starts normally and works without error all season, just call for an inspection and make sure that it delivers warm air whenever you need it.

Depend on the professionals at Tom Drexler Plumbing, Air, and Electric, in Louisville, KY and call (502) 456-5982 to stay cozy this winter.


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