HeatingThe Importance of Furnace Maintenance

Here in Seattle, furnaces are an overwhelmingly popular way to keep warm and toasty during our cold, rainy winters. The Pacific Northwest has its share of chilly days, and even the summer can get cold enough to fire up the furnace every once in a while. That’s why the important of furnace maintenance cannot be underestimated. You never know when you’ll need to call upon your furnace to perform and when you do, the last thing you want is to have it fail on you. Furnace maintenance is the best way to prevent this, as well as helping to extend the life of your furnace overall.

Maintenance isn’t the same thing as repair, which usually means addressing a very specific problem hampering your heater. Rather a maintenance session acts as a “tune up” to help the furnace perform at its best. Our Seattle furnace service technician will arrive can clean off all of the internal components: clearing away any dust or dirt that can interfere with performances. He’ll tighten any loose bolts or fittings, check the burners to see if they’re functioning and monitor the furnace while it’s running to make sure everything is ship-shape. If he spots any kind of larger problem, he can identify it, the schedule a repair session to address it formally.

The benefits of this are obvious. In the first place, it helps spot potentially large problems when they’re still small, allowing you to correct them without spending as much money. You’ll also enjoy savings on your monthly bills, since a maintenance session allows your furnace to function more efficiently. Your furnace will also last longer than it might otherwise as well, since wear and tear will be kept in check. Finally, a regular furnace session gives you peace of mind by reducing the risk of a major breakdown just when you need it the most.

For more on the importance of furnace maintenance, or to schedule a maintenance session, contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical Inc. We handle Seattle furnaces of all varieties and can ensure that yours stays in tip-top shape to help combat our rainy Washington winters. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!


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