Man tuning up a furnace

Servicing your furnace is the best method to protect your home, reduce utility bills and avoid costly repairs. Regular maintenance of your furnace improves air quality, enhances comfort, maximizes the lifespan of your system and protects against breakdown during the coldest months. Your furnace protects your home against extreme weather. Professional maintenance is invaluable for a number of reasons.

Many people think that as long as their heat kicks on, that they can skip yearly maintenance. However, the team at Poston Brothers explains why you should not skip your annual maintenance.

When Is the Best Time to Schedule Maintenance?

In Kentucky, it is best to service your gas furnace once a year, ideally in the late summer or early fall. Because Poston Brothers service many furnaces throughout the area, you might find that when you call us to schedule your furnace inspection we might not be able to see you for a few months. This is because our calendars fill up fast, so the sooner you call us to schedule your furnace maintenance, the sooner we’ll be able to see you.

You’ll also want to maintain your air conditioning unit annually as well. Annual inspections on both systems keep them running reliably throughout the season and when done by qualified HVAC technicians, they will keep your system’s warranty valid. Many manufacturer’s warranties require that systems are maintained properly, which can help make repairs more affordable.

What is Done During the Annual Maintenance Appointment?

Hiring the HVAC technicians at Poston Brothers to perform a heating tune-up will ensure your system runs at peak performance all season long.

According to Energy Star, the following should be included in a yearly heating tune-up:

  • Checking and inspecting the condensate drain. A clogged condensate drain can negatively affect indoor humidity levels and even cause water damage in your home.
  • Tightening electrical connections.
  • Checking thermostat settings.
  • Lubricating all moving parts. Parts that aren’t lubricated can cause motor friction while increasing electricity usage.
  • Checking all system controls. This includes the starting cycle to ensure the furnace starts, operates, and shuts down properly.
  • Checking gas connections, gas pressure, heat exchanger, and burner combustion

What Can Furnace Maintenance Help With?

When you call a qualified heating technician to perform furnace maintenance for your home, you’ll notice a number of benefits right away.

Improves Indoor Air Quality

During maintenance, your system will be cleaned which will eliminate pet dander, mold, mildew, and bacteria from the furnace system. Removing these contaminants reduces allergy, and asthma symptoms and provides the best air quality within your home. Your HVAC technician will also change your air filter which will help keep these contaminants from polluting your system.

Enhanced Comfort

Comfort begins by optimizing the performance of your furnace. Failing components, leaks and other issues strain your furnace. When our experts perform maintenance, they immediately address the minor issues that can affect airflow and prevent your home from reaching set temperature. Maintenance enhances the comfort in your home, protects your furnace against unnecessary wear and may even keep your utility bills low even when temperatures drop.

Maximize the Lifespan of Your System

Since your furnace is one of the most important and expensive components in your home, you want to make sure you get the most out of it. Many furnaces will perform efficiently for 15 years, and HVAC system maintenance from the professionals at Poston Brothers help extend the life of your system as long as possible. By performing maintenance before the cold months, our team can advise when aging units should be replaced.

Protect Against Breakdown

There is nothing more stressful or dangerous than a furnace breaking down during frigid winter temperatures. Diagnosing minor issues during annual furnace inspections helps catch minor problems before major issues shut down your furnace. Fixing minor issues is typically far less expensive during maintenance than fixing a broken furnace.

Poston Brothers Makes Scheduling Furnace Maintenance Simple

Poston Brothers is dedicated to keeping your family warm and safe. Schedule heating services in Burlington, KY, and the surrounding Northern Kentucky area by scheduling an appointment online today! Poston Brothers Heating and Cooling is dedicated to your comfort!