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How Often Should You Get Your Furnace Serviced?

“I own a furnace, but I’m worried about it burning out. How often should you get your furnace serviced?”

Whether it’s a residential or commercial furnace, your furnace required regular maintenance in order to run properly year-round. So, what does that mean? How often should you get your furnace serviced? Well, we’re glad you asked! By asking this question, you’re not only showing that you care about the health of your furnace, but you’re also protecting yourself from costly furnace repair and replacement fees down the road!

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In this article, we’ll answer that very important question of yours: how often should you get your furnace serviced? Then, we’ll tell you how you can get your furnace inspected by a professional for free!

Both residential and commercial furnaces need to be serviced at least once per year.

Most people don’t realize how frequently they use their furnace. But in many regions (and especially in Colorado), people use their furnaces more than they use their air conditioners. Because of this frequent use, your furnace requires regular checkups and maintenance at least once per year. This yearly maintenance can catch problems early on before they become larger issues. Yearly maintenance can even protect your furnace from becoming damaged beyond repair, saving you a lot of money in the long run.

How often should you get your furnace serviced outside of yearly maintenance?

If I am already keeping up with my yearly furnace checkups and tune-ups, then are there any other times I need to get it checked? How often should you get your furnace serviced outside of yearly maintenance?

If you have an older furnace or a furnace that has been damaged in the past, then we would recommend getting your furnace checked and maintained more frequently than just once per year. A licensed HVAC technician can recommend how often your furnace should be checked and serviced based on the condition and age of your furnace.

In addition to yearly maintenance, you should also service your furnace if you start to notice tell-tale signs that your furnace is performing poorly. These signs can include drafty rooms, dramatic temperature fluctuations, and even abnormal dust accumulations. If you notice any of these signs, it’s likely that your furnace is struggling to function properly and may be severely damaged. It’s important to contact an HVAC technician to have your furnace serviced as soon as possible to prevent further damages.

It’s also important to keep your furnace clean and unclogged. This includes changing the filter regularly and cleaning the area around the furnace. A dirty filter can cause your furnace to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy bills and potential damage to the furnace.

Has it been a while since you had your furnace serviced? Request a free furnace inspection today!

Overall, furnace maintenance is a crucial aspect of keeping your HVAC system running efficiently and effectively. Regular checkups and maintenance can prevent costly repairs and replacements in the future, and ensure that your furnace is running at its best. By keeping an eye out for signs of poor performance, and consulting with a licensed HVAC technician, you can take good care of your furnace and keep your home or business comfortable year-round.

Want to get your furnace inspected by a professional right away? Request your free consultation, and get your unit inspected by a professional or free!

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