Tempted to skip your annual furnace maintenance? Here are five ways sticking to a regular maintenance schedule benefits you.

1. Save money
Our technicians have noticed time and time again that a large portion of our AC and furnace repair calls are due to lack of regular maintenance. Keeping your furnace maintenance up to date can save you money in the long run by avoiding these costly repairs. A helpful analogy is getting the oil changed in your car. It is recommended to change your oil every 3,000 miles. Can you get away with driving a bit beyond that? Sure, but going 10,000 miles without changing your oil is asking for trouble. As Ben Franklin said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
2. Warranty
Not only could avoiding your maintenance cost you in an unnecessary service call, but it may disqualify you from the manufacturer’s warranty.
3. Convenience
Heating and cooling is one of those things you don’t think about until its gone. I know it seems like a pain to schedule a maintenance call when you have a million other priorities but it could save you from future inconveniences. Getting your furnace maintenance done at a time that works for you is much less annoying than having your heat go out on a 20-degree day or when you’re about to host a family party.
4. Safety
The condition of your heat exchanger is vital to the safety of your family. If it is in poor condition it can crack and release carbon monoxide into your home. Good furnace maintenance habits can protect you from the dangerous and fatal effects of carbon monoxide exposure.
5. Efficiency
A well-maintained unit does its job more efficiently, providing you with comfort 24/7.

Since the manufacturer requires that each unit be maintained annually, we’ve devised an easy to remember system; maintain the furnace in fall in preparation for winter and check the air conditioner in the spring to get ready for summer. Each visit requires a short 45 minutes to an hour time commitment. Call State Automatic at 630-879-8600 to schedule your maintenance today.