When we tell people how frequently a gas furnace should be serviced, they are often surprised. As a general rule, our experts at KB Complete recommend furnace maintenance in the fall to ensure that it is running as safely and efficiently as possible—and to help prevent many of the common problems that can occur with gas furnaces in the winter. When the cold winter months arrive in Mission, KS, we all want to stay nice and warm, and turning on a furnace you can rely on is at the top of most homeowners’ priority lists.
Common Problems When a Furnace Isn’t Serviced
Many problems we see when we examine furnaces could have been prevented with regular service. In fact, most no-heat calls from customers are a direct result of them neglecting proper furnace maintenance. As experts in the field, we can assure you that in those cases, most, if not all, customers could have saved money on preventative maintenance instead of unnecessary repairs. Here are the three most common (and preventable) furnace problems we encounter:
- Dirty filters—if your filter is clogged up with dust and debris, your furnace will have to work much harder than it should to warm your home.
- A cracked heat exchanger—one of the more dangerous problems is a crack in your heat exchanger, as it could cause your furnace to leak toxins like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot into your home. (This is often caused by a clogged filter.)
- A faulty pilot light—this is sometimes caused by a clog in the pilot opening or the gas valve isn’t open all the way. When something is wrong with the pilot light, trust the professionals to fix it.
When and How Often Should I Have My Furnace Serviced?
A gas furnace should be serviced at least once a year, but ideally during both the spring and fall. Annual maintenance, which includes a thorough examination and cleaning of parts that frequently fail, such as the air filter, fan, pilot light, and heat exchanger, can usually prevent significant problems from occurring. If you take the proper steps to prevent these issues, you will easily save money as well as stress by avoiding unnecessary repair costs. Contact our experts at KB Complete to thoroughly inspect your unit and make a professional assessment. We are experts in exceptional furnace maintenance.
The Benefits of Annual Maintenance
Most experts in the field will strongly recommend having your furnace serviced at least annually to ensure it remains in good working condition. Following this guideline will not only keep you warm during the coldest months of the year, but it will also provide other important benefits, including saving money on costly (and avoidable) repair expenses, increasing energy efficiency, reducing monthly energy bills, and extending the life of your furnace and entire HVAC system. With all these benefits, why wouldn’t you contact KB Complete today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance exam?
Put Your Trust in the Best Professionals Available
When it comes to the care of your home and all its appliances, you need to put your trust in the best company available. You want the most capable professionals and the best deal on the market. Call KB Complete at (816) 207-3504 today and we will discuss your options and give you a fair, honest quote to help you make your decision. You’ll be granted peace of mind when our experts examine your unit, administer quality maintenance and repair services, and give it our seal of approval. You’ll be guaranteed a safe, warm, and comfortable home to get you through the cold winter months ahead. Call now!