When winter comes and the cold weather is upon you, your furnace becomes your most important appliance. The last thing that you want to do is turn your heat up and have nothing happen. Not only will you and your family be freezing, you also risk having your pipes freeze, which can cause extensive flooding in the home. Because your furnace is so important during the winter, it is a good idea to have it maintained and repaired on a regular basis. There are several ways that annual tune ups can help:

Warmth

If the flow of warm air from your furnace is restricted or limited, the home will not get as warm as you need it to be. Also, low air flow can put an unnecessary strain on your furnace. This can lead to frequent malfunctions, which would require repair. It can also shorten the furnace's lifespan.

Safety

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible, and very deadly gas. If your furnace has a combustion problem - even a very small one - it can cause the gas to leak, and cause very dangerous carbon monoxide levels in the home. In order to keep your family safe, you should have your furnace checked by a professional every year.

Convenience

Having your furnace tuned up and checked regularly before the cold weather comes is very important. It is much more convenient to have it done early than to wait until there is a malfunction and you need to wait for a repair technician to fit you into their schedule.

Efficiency

When your furnace's burner and heater exchange is inspected and cleaned each year, the unit will run more efficiently. The more efficient your furnace is running, the more money you will save on your energy bills. You can be sure that it will run properly and safely all winter when you have it checked regularly.

If your furnace stops running properly during the winter, you can be very cold and uncomfortable while you wait for someone to come and repair the unit. The best thing that you can do to avoid a furnace breakdown is to have it maintained regularly. Contact the experts at Mattioni today for more information.