Winter will be here before you know it, which means you’ll most likely be running your furnace for months on end.
While you can probably rely on your furnace if your HVAC system is relatively new, you’re still turning on a major appliance that hasn’t been used in months. That’s why a yearly furnace cleaning is always a necessity. Unfortunately, this important bit of HVAC maintenance is often neglected by homeowners, sometimes for years on end. Here are just a few reasons why furnace cleaning is a must before the winter months.
Dust and Debris
The biggest reason why you should have your furnace cleaned before you really need it is because of the dust and debris that builds up in your ducts. Your HVAC system is meant to filter out the worst of this while it keeps your home at a comfortable temperature, but it will never remove all of it. The dust builds up over time, and it gets spread throughout your home whether you notice it or not. This can be a big problem under any circumstances, but it is particularly bad if you or anyone in your family has allergies that could be triggered by dust, dander, and pollen. For the sake of you and your family’s health, you will want to have your ducts cleaned.
Increasing the Life of Your Furnace
Another reason to have your furnace cleaned and serviced is to extend its life span. Furnaces are expensive to replace, so it only makes sense that you would want to get the most out of your own unit. A well-maintained furnace can last for about 20 years, so be sure to contact an HVAC service company near you to have it serviced if you haven’t done so already this year. If your furnace is over 10 years old and you’ve noticed that it doesn’t seem to be working very well anymore, consider having it replaced if you have it in your budget.
Lowering Your Utility Bills
Finally, cleaning your furnace every fall to keep it running smoothly will save you money on your utility bills. If yourfurnace is running more efficiently, it won’t have to use as much energy to maintain a comfortable temperature, which means you won’t have to spend as much money to keep it running. You can expect your utility bills to go up in the winter anyway, so you don’t want a dirty furnace to add to your existing financial burdens.
Contact Monster Vac for Your HVAC Cleaning Needs
Whether it’s been years since you’ve had your HVAC system cleaned or your furnace needs a tune-up before the main heating season, contact Monster Vac for a cleaning today. We’ve been in the business of cleaning HVAC systems in Colorado homes for over 20 years, and we will be more than happy to ensure that your furnace will be in good working condition this winter.