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Importance of Early Fall Furnace Maintenance

You may not want to think about cold weather coming, but it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the coming winter season in the Kansas City Metro and Johnson County areas. That means making sure that your heating system is ready to handle those days when the temperature barely rises above freezing. One of the best things you can do to ensure that your home’s HVAC system runs smoothly all fall and winter is to have your furnace inspected in the early fall before the temperatures start to drop.

Why Yearly Furnace Maintenance Is Important

Having your furnace inspected each year in the late summer or early fall may seem like an expense you can do without. However, regular, annual furnace inspections and maintenance can actually save you money in the long run. Just a few of the reasons that annual furnace maintenance is important to Kansas City area residents include:

  • Keeping your family warm this winter. A well-maintained heating system is less likely to break down in the middle of the cold weather season. A break down is not only inconvenient but depending on winter temperatures, it can be a health hazard.
  • Money savings. Just like car maintenance, it’s generally much less expensive to fix a small mechanical problem early on rather than when it has caused your system completely stop working.
  • Energy savings. When your heating system is dirty, it takes more energy and thus more money to keep your home heated at a level that is comfortable.
  • Extending the life of your heating system. A clean, well-maintained heating system lasts longer that one that’s clogged with dust and dirt. Since your heating system is one of the most expensive components of your home, extending the life of this system by even a few years can save you a significant amount of money.

What Does Annual Furnace Maintenance Include?

When the furnace technician comes to your home, he or she will clean the unit, inspect the connections to the power source, clean the filters, and check all of the moving parts to make sure that they are operating properly. They will also tighten any loose screws or connections and test the thermostat to make sure that the system turns on and off when it is supposed to.

Save Time and Money with Top Notch

At Top Notch Heating Cooling & Plumbing, we want to help you and your family to stay warm and toasty this winter without having to spend any more than you have to on heating your Kansas City home. We’re the heating experts and have been helping Kansas City and Johnson County area homeowners like you for more than 40 years. To learn more about keeping your heating system well maintained and to schedule an appointment for your yearly inspection, call us at 913-535-8002!