With summer nearly in full swing, you're probably more worried about your air conditioner than the current state of your furnace. Nevertheless, you shouldn't leave your furnace out in the figurative cold. The summer season offers one of the best times to handle any maintenance or heater repair required before winter returns. If you're still not convinced, here are three solid reasons to consider some summertime TLC for your heating system.
You're Not Using Your Furnace Right Now
Having your furnace shut off for repairs during the middle of winter can be rough, especially if you don't have any alternative heating options available. Bundling up or leaving home for a repair that could take hours or even days to finish isn't something that many homeowners look forward to.
During the spring and summer months, however, there's no crippling cold to worry about. If you're like most homeowners, then you've already turned off your furnace for the upcoming summer. Aside from the rare cold snap, you haven't actually needed your furnace for heat this spring. With outdoor temperatures steadily rising, you won't need your furnace for a long while.
Since your furnace is already out-of-commission for the summer, your HVAC technician can work on it without any wintertime pressures.
You Can Get Preventive Maintenance Out of the Way
Prevention is always the best policy when dealing with heating and cooling systems in general. During the summer, your HVAC technician will have plenty of time to tackle preventive maintenance issues. If your furnace needs a new air filter or a few moving parts lubricated for continued longevity, now is the time to get it done.
With all of your furnace's preventive care out of the way, you can rest easier knowing that your furnace is ready for wintertime duty. Being prepared also means there's no need for a last-minute dash during the late fall to wrap up any maintenance your furnace still needs.
Dangerous Hazards Exist Year-Round
Just because your furnace takes a break doesn't mean that the hazards it faces also take a break. An undetected gas leakage will still leak regardless of the season. Dust buildup is also a year-round issue, especially with forced-air units that use the same ducts for heating and cooling. The longer these issues linger, the greater the likelihood of furnace failure or serious injury.
Having your furnace inspected and repaired during the summer will help address these and other hazards before they harm your heating system or your household.Share
31 May 2018
As a DIY enthusiast, I started doing everything I could to make my household appliances more effective then ever before. I insulated my attic, worked on cleaning the vents around my kitchen appliances, and eventually turned my attention to my air conditioner and furnace. Unfortunately, the process of taking care of my HVAC system was more intense than I had originally anticipated. I realized that I needed to read about air conditioners and furnaces before I started tinkering around. I made this blog to showcase all kinds of different articles that talk about HVAC, so that you can become a more informed homeowner.