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How Often Do You Tune Up a Furnace? 

Regular furnace tune-ups play a crucial role in maintaining efficiency, prolonging the lifespan of your heating system, and ensuring a cozy and warm indoor environment throughout those chilly Ontario winters. But how often should you tune up your furnace? Join the team at Anchor Home Comfort as we break down the ins and outs of furnace maintenance so you can have a better idea about what you need to do to maintain a well-kept heating system. 

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Do furnaces need to be serviced every year?

Yes, annual furnace maintenance is recommended. Furnace maintenance should be done annually for a number of reasons, including:

·  Efficiency: Proper maintenance ensures that the furnace will run as efficiently as possible. It also ensures that your heating system can provide the best possible heating output for your home while saving you money on utility costs. 

·  Safety: Yearly furnace inspections can find and fix possible safety problems, including gas leaks, carbon monoxide leaks, or malfunctioning electrical parts that can put your safety at risk if not detected.

·  Longer lifespan: By managing wear and tear, avoiding serious malfunctions, and enhancing system functioning, routine maintenance can prolong your heating system's overall lifespan.

·  Manufacturer's warranty: A lot of furnace manufacturers place warranty requirements on routine professional maintenance. If this condition is not met, the warranty may be voided, and you will be required to pay for all repairs out of pocket.

·  Better indoor air quality: By lowering the amount of dust, allergens, and pollutants that circulate through the system, maintenance helps improve indoor air quality throughout your home.

·  Savings: By taking care of minor concerns during routine maintenance, you can keep them from developing into more severe and costly issues down the road.

Remember that every situation is different and that some elements—like the age or fuel type of the furnace—may have an impact on how frequently maintenance is needed. Don't be hesitant to ask your HVAC company for help if you want a more customized maintenance program!

How do I know if my furnace needs maintenance? 

There are numerous signs that could indicate your home’s furnace needs a professional maintenance appointment. Here’s a closer look: 

·  If your home is not getting as warm as it should, or if there are cold spots, it may indicate issues with the furnace's heating efficiency.

·  Unusual noises coming from the furnace may indicate a mechanical problem or loose parts that need to be tuned.

·  Your furnace may be running inefficiently if your energy costs suddenly spike without your usage increasing along with them.

·  A broken thermostat, a clogged filter, or other problems could be the cause of the furnace turning on and off more frequently than usual.

·  Apparent indications of rust, corrosion, or wear.

·  Increased dust throughout your home. 

It's essential to get in touch with a licensed HVAC specialist for a comprehensive assessment and any necessary maintenance if you notice any of these indicators. 

How long do furnaces last on average?

A furnace's typical lifespan is 15 to 25 years. However, there are a number of variables that can affect the actual longevity, such as:

·  Upkeep: The lifespan of a furnace can be considerably increased with prompt repairs and routine maintenance. Maintenance negligence can result in an early breakdown.

·  Patterns of use: Frequent usage of furnaces, particularly in colder climates, can lead to increased wear and a shortened lifespan.

·  Environmental factors: A furnace's lifespan may be impacted by its operating environment, like the exposure to extremely low temperatures that can put more wear and tear on the system. 

 In general, even if a furnace is still operational, it is suggested that you start thinking about replacing it when it gets close to the 15 to 20-year mark. A more energy-efficient model can result in lower energy costs and more comfort when upgraded.

How often do you need to clean your furnace blower?

 In general, it's recommended to check and clean the furnace blower at least once a year as part of routine maintenance. This is typically done during the annual professional inspection and servicing. However, some homeowners prefer to check and clean the blower more frequently, such as every three to six months, especially if they notice reduced airflow, unusual noises, or increased dust throughout their home.

 If you’re worried about the blower component in your heating system, don’t be afraid to reach out to the team at Anchor Home Comfort to schedule a repair appointment with one of our certified HVAC technicians. They’ll be able to inspect the part and see if there are any signs of damage or whether it needs to be cleaned.

 When was the last time you had your furnace adequately serviced by a technician? If it's been well over a year since your last appointment, don't worry; the team at Anchor Home Comfort is here to help.

 We're available 24/7/365 days a year, including after-hours, weekends, and holidays, at no extra cost for all repair and maintenance services! Book with us online or use our online booking form.

 We proudly serve homeowners throughout Arnprior, Bishop Mills, Gloucester, Ottawa, Manotick, Orleans, Rockland, and the surrounding areas!

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