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Answering Some Questions about Furnace Maintenance


Last week we wrote about the importance of arranging heating maintenance in the early fall. In this post, we want to address natural gas furnace maintenance in particular: most homes in the area use gas furnaces to supply them with heat. When you sign up for our Comfort Club, you’ll receive a maintenance inspection and tune-up for your furnace to get ready for the approaching winter.

Below we’ve answered some questions people often have about furnace maintenance. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Does furnace maintenance need to be done every year?

Yes, absolutely. Just consider how much work a furnace does during a single winter in North Carolina. That’s an immense amount of stress to pick up, and missing even a year of maintenance will have large effects on efficiency and reliability in the future.

Will a furnace become dangerous without maintenance?

Safety with a gas furnace is always a concern, but thankfully it isn’t as serious as people often think. And this is mostly thanks to a combination of modern safety precautions built into the furnace… and routine maintenance. Missing maintenance doesn’t necessarily mean you now have a dangerous furnace, but it will be at a higher risk for creating hazards.

How much can I expect to save thanks to maintenance?

Maintenance means a furnace will work at its highest possible energy efficiency. We can’t put a solid number on how much you’ll save, because it varies from house to house and furnace to furnace. However, the U.S. Department of Energy conducted studies and found that HVAC systems with maintenance will save around $33 a month on average compared to ones that aren’t maintained. You’ll pay back the cost of maintenance quickly with savings like that.

Call on Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. for service in Cary, NC. Sign up for our Comfort Club today and get started with fall maintenance for your furnace.

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