During the cold months, when you spend plenty of time indoors, you’ll want your space to feel comfortable. There are several advantages to cleaning your heating system ahead of time to improve efficiency and air quality. The following guide outlines the benefits you gain from conducting furnace repair and maintenance in the summer.
Why Schedule Furnace Maintenance in Summer?
Enjoy Convenience & Save Money
Cleaning and maintenance services are usually cheaper in the summer since it’s the offseason, plus you won’t have to wait too long for an appointment. During the service call, the furnace repair technician will clean or replace your filter, blower belt, and motor. Ask them to clear your ductwork of dirt, dust, and debris, too. Your heating system will be ready to use as soon as temperatures start to drop.
Lukewarm airflow, poor performance, and breakdowns are typical during the winter. Cleaning the furnace in advance makes it less likely you’ll experience these sudden malfunctions. Well-maintained heating systems also operate with higher efficiency, keeping your home warm and cozy without driving up utility costs. Finally, this preventative maintenance will preserve your family’s safety if you have the furnace repair technician test the home’s carbon monoxide levels and install a detector.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Over time, furnaces accumulate mold, mildew, and bacteria, which circulate through the air when you turn on the heater. Apart from generating unpleasant, musty odors, these spores and microbes may irritate allergies, cause asthma flare-ups, and make your family sick during the winter. Clean and maintain the furnace during the summer to purify your indoor air and stay healthy during the colder months.
Get a head start on winter maintenance with services from Rukowski Plumbing & Heating of New Britain, CT. They provide water heater and furnace repairs along with plumbing installations and replacements to keep your home functional and comfortable. Call (860) 223-8569 to set up an appointment and request an estimate. Visit them online to learn more about oil-to-gas conversions and other services.