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Furnace repair and maintenance: don't wait until it's too late!

Apr 4

Like every other machinery such as your HVAC system whether it's a car snowblower or lawnmower, needs routine maintenance in order to function effectively and efficiently. You could end up breaking down at the roadside when you do not pay attention to routine maintenance for your vehicle. Not addressing crucial furnace or HVAC issues can also cause your house to heat up during winter and cool down during summer. Not only does it lead to temperature problems, but also other issues.


Many homeowners can manage with a basic tune-up, your heater could require more expensive repairs.

A review of annual maintenance on furnaces reveals that about 20% of furnaces need service before they are considered adequate to meet the needs of most people or desired comfort level in their home. It is important to be aware of high energy bills or blocked return vents and louder noise levels.


These issues can be avoided by regular furnace maintenance


1. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


After the combustion, an exchanger is used to pull harmful gases from hot air within gas furnaces. The heat exchanger expands and contracts based on temperature. The heat exchanger could become more pronounced over time, which could allow harmful gases to enter your home. Carbon monoxide has no odor and is colorless.


2. Indoor Air Quality Issues


Unmonitored HVAC systems can lead to air quality problems. However, they are not as harmful as carbon monoxide. The HVAC system circulates dust, allergens, and polluted air throughout the area because air travels through blocked filters and dirty air ducts.


3. Fire in the House


A faulty wire or a problem with the pilot light could cause a fire or an explosion. Regular HVAC maintenance ensures that the system's wiring and gas lines aren't deteriorating over time.


4. The most expensive Heating and Air Conditioning Repairs


Many homeowners neglect regular maintenance to save money. Even though an HVAC system appears to be in great shape, however, small issues can result in an increase in stress on the system. When this happens, operating an HVAC system leads to far costly repairs in the future.


5. HVAC Lifespan Decreased


The wear and tear on HVAC systems could cause costly repairs, and significantly reduce their lifespan. If properly maintained the HVAC system can last for between 15 and 20 years.


6. Energy bills are rising and so is energy waste


Although an HVAC system that has been maintained and repaired regularly may remain able to heat or cool a room, it will not work efficiently. This means that the system will need to work much harder to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and use more energy when heating or cooling. This can result in a loss of energy that can result in a substantial economic impact on your electricity bill. Repairs and maintenance are costly and can cost you cash in the long run on your energy bill.


Broken furnaces can cause so much trouble. Be conscious of the indoor air pollution and fire risk. But you should do your homework before you start to ensure that it doesn't happen!

It is a must to know that repairing your unit is essential because it fixes any possible errors inside and improves efficiency by 15 percent. Some people believe that installing new ductwork will fix their issue. However, no long-term research has been conducted on this assertion. As of now, it is not possible to rely on anything other than the traditional methods such as changing filters and cleaning the vents with bleach wipes.

Elevation Mechanical LLC

Colorado Springs, Co

(719) 460-7091