It’s a little odd that many Albertans don’t think about having their furnace inspected each year. Our winters are bitterly cold, and without our furnaces we’d be facing a very scary emergency, yet most of us take them granted. Here are just a few reasons why you should take your annual furnace inspection seriously and remember to schedule one this fall.
You’ll Save in the Long Run.
A furnace that is inspected and maintained regularly can outlive a neglected furnace by many years. Furnaces aren’t cheap, so you’ll save a lot in the long run if you can put off buying a new one by half a decade or more. This is especially true of newer, more efficient furnaces. These furnaces are built to last longer than older models because there is less stress on the system. However, if things begin to malfunction, they can domino into major problems.
Keep Your Warranty Valid.
While most furnaces from a reputable manufacturer will last at least 15-20 years, sometimes defects happen. In those cases, you’ll likely want to contact the manufacturer and have your furnace’s warranty honoured. However, most warranties are voided if the furnace isn’t annually inspected or maintained. You’ll need to check your furnace’s warranty, and make sure you’re complying with the manufacturer’s guidelines.
The best thing about annual furnace inspections is they help to prevent midwinter emergencies. Our red seal certified team members are furnace experts, and they’ll notice and point out any small problems as soon as they see them. This gives you an opportunity to save money — simple repairs are much more affordable than a complete furnace failure — and the peace of mind of knowing your furnace is in great condition going into winter.
Here a the Plumbing Paramedics, we strongly recommend that every Calgarian has an annual furnace inspection. While you may not like the upfront cost, most homeowners end up saving money in the long run, and you’ll definitely enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your furnace will run efficiently until spring comes again. Call the Plumbing Paramedics today to schedule your appointment!