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Blogs from October, 2016

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You can pretty much guarantee that every year when fall hits, it’s furnace maintenance time. There are plenty of reasons why you should have your furnace serviced annually by a professional, and even more reasons to do it right now. Among the most important reasons: the cold weather will be here before you know it, and servicing your furnace will make sure it runs optimally and efficiently for as long as possible.

On top of those, here are a few more reasons to get your furnace maintenance now.

1. It’s Starting to Get Chilly

Fall means the cold winter winds will be here before you know it, and the last thing you want is to fire up the furnace for the first time when it’s already freezing only to find that you’ve got no heat.

Having a professional come in to inspect and service your heater means you'll be toasty and warm in the cold weather, rather than sitting out the first snowfall bundled up in a blanket and shivering the night away.

2. Your furnace has been sitting idle all summer.

A furnace is a piece of electrical equipment, and like any machinery, things can break down. This is especially true because your furnace sits unused and ignored all summer long, so who knows what happened to it over the months it was sitting idle. And if there is something wrong with the furnace, firing it up before its serviced could cause irreparable damage.

3. This way you'll know it’s ready to go.

When an experienced professional inspects your furnace, that technician can assess the furnace and give you a breakdown of what, if any, work needs to be done. And if repairs are necessary, you'll be able to get them addressed now before the real cold hits.

Moreover, ignoring a repair could cause more damage, and you could end up having to replace the furnace prematurely, rather than getting the full lifespan out of it.

4. To Save Energy

A properly functioning furnace is an efficient furnace, so if you want to save money on your heating bills, then it’s worthwhile to have your furnace serviced annually. Not only that but a furnace that runs more efficiently will also warm your house more effectively, which is the entire point of a heater.

5. For the Health and Safety of Your Home and Family

One of the major purposes of any annual furnace inspection is to ensure that the unit isn't leaking any combustion gases, and won’t fill your home with deadly carbon monoxide.

The technician will check for gas or oil leaks, make sure the ignition system is working properly, check for blockages, and make sure that using your furnace isn't going to put your family or your home at risk.

If you want to save a little money on your annual furnace inspections, there are a few things you can do yourself before the technician arrives.

For one, clean or replace the filter as often as needed, and check all vents and intakes for blockages. You can also inspect the unit for rust, corrosion, or damage, and can clean the humidifier if you have one.

Get ahead of the game and call Reddick and Sons, Inc. today at (703) 348-9881 to schedule your furnace checkup in Manassas, VA. We’ll make sure that everything is functioning properly so that you're ready for the cold when it arrives.

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