The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

Posted on December 23rd, 2019 by Bill Stuhr

With the first day of winter coming up this weekend, things are about to cool down in Chicago. We are all too familiar with the weather that involves running from indoors to the car and vice versa, and, more importantly, how crucial it is to have an efficiently-running furnace during this time of year. As your furnace company in Palatine, here are some of the reasons why it is important to get furnace maintenance.

Furnace maintenance ensures your HVAC system is running as smoothly as possible.

When the parts of your furnace aren’t clean or properly-inspected, your furnace is not running as efficiently as it could be, meaning more expensive heating bills for you. Specifically, your air filter can have a big effect on your entire HVAC system’s efficiency. When the air filter is dirty, clogged with dust, dirt, or pet dander from your home, it restricts airflow and causes your furnace to work harder than it has to.

If you can’t remember the last time you changed your air filter, you can change it yourself or have one of our technicians change it for you during a furnace maintenance appointment.

Furnace maintenance is important for your family’s health.

Your furnace circulates air throughout your home, contributing to the air you breathe in daily. A crack in the heat exchanger may let carbon monoxide out, which will allow this to distribute through the house. Most carbon monoxide detectors alarms go off when it is deadly, but carbon monoxide at low levels can be very bad as well. The effects of low levels of carbon monoxide are a health risk that is just not publicly known.

Getting a carbon monoxide detector with readings is a good way to monitor your home. Another reason why a furnace clean and check is so important is because we make sure that your system is running clean and is safe. We can also prevent breakdowns, help efficiencies, and prolong the life of your system. Call your Palatine Heating and Air company to ensure your system is safe.

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At Five Star Heating and Air Inc., we want to be your first choice when it comes to choosing a furnace company in Palatine. For more information on our furnace maintenance services, contact us today!

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