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4 Reasons You Should Never Skip Furnace Maintenance

Don't skip having your furnace cleaned and checked this season

Don't skip having your furnace cleaned and checked this seasonOur customers know that furnace maintenance is a must because it makes a real difference in your comfort and safety. Whether you have a Carrier® system or any other brand, you can count on Roth Heating Company for reliable and thorough service that keeps it clean and running efficiently. In addition to maintaining a valid manufacturer’s warranty, there are four more reasons why you should never skip furnace maintenance.

Put Your Safety First

A clean furnace is a safe furnace—especially one that runs on gas and can become dangerous if not properly cared for. Routine cleanings remove buildup that could cause your system to overwork and break down. It’s also an opportunity for our experts to find any hazardous issues—like a cracked heat exchanger and carbon monoxide leak—before they harm your family. To reduce these risks, have your system inspected regularly and replace carbon monoxide alarm batteries with each professional cleaning to ensure it’s always working.

Reduce Your Chance for Repairs

No one wants to deal with a furnace breakdown, let alone in the middle of winter. An annual inspection and cleaning is an opportunity for our experts to prevent or repair problems before they get worse and require expensive emergency service. We often find simple issues—like clogged air filters, malfunctioning thermostats, and faulty pilot lights—during an annual cleaning before they cause a breakdown. Make the affordable investment in maintenance now to avoid large furnace repair bills down the road.

Give Your Bank Account a Break

Routine cleanings are a surefire way to improve efficiency and lower your energy bills. Skipping even one year of maintenance can cost you up to 10 percent more in heating bills. If you’ve gone three years without maintenance, you could be paying as much as 30 percent more to heat your home, and be running the risk of a breakdown at any minute. After a single cleaning, you’ll likely notice impressive savings and improved comfort. Our experts can also make additional comfort suggestions to help you save.

Make Sure Your System’s in It for the Long Haul

Homeowners often ask us how they can help their heating systems last longer. No matter what system type they have, we always say maintenance. It’s the number one way to extend system life and guarantee your family’s comfort for years to come. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years, but with professional care, it can last 25+ years. Avoid the expense of an early replacement with a reasonably priced cleaning now.

Haven’t Scheduled Your Furnace Maintenance? It’s Not Too Late

It’s never too late to schedule furnace maintenance—even if it’s been a few years since your last cleaning or you’re already using it for the season. Make your appointment now before the cold weather sets in and our schedule fills up. Call our Oak Creek location at 414-764-4700 or our Waterford location at 262-534-5568. Then read through these tips so you are prepared if you need to troubleshoot a system issue this winter, and know when you should leave it to our pros.