Just like any other appliance in your home, your furnace requires regular maintenance to extend the life of the unit and ensure it works properly when you really need it. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not properly maintain their furnace, which can, unfortunately, cause a severe malfunction that can lead to a costly repair. Here are a few things that might occur if you do not properly care for and maintain your furnace.
Increased Dirt, Dust, and Mold Throughout Your Home
When a furnace and HVAC system are properly maintained, the airflow through the house is adequate. This causes the air to circulate, which helps keep the room's temperature even and prevents excess humidity. This lack of humidity can cut down on the growth of mold and mildew throughout your home.
Additionally, when the components inside the furnace are not properly maintained, cleaned, and replaced on a necessary basis, including the air filter, it will allow dust and debris to build up inside the furnace. This dust and debris build-up will be circulated through the air when the furnace kicks on.
The Furnace's Efficiency Decreases
From the size of the unit and the blow or ignition style to the type of heat exchanger and whether the furnace is powered by fossil fuels or electricity, there are several factors that will influence the efficiency of your furnace. Unfortunately, one of the biggest ways you are negatively impacting your furnace's energy efficiency and unknowingly raising your monthly energy bill is by not properly maintaining your furnace.
Hiring a professional to inspect your furnace can help ensure that you do not waste any unnecessary fuel or electricity running the unit.
Repairs Add Up
Your furnace is comprised of several components that are constantly working to keep your home warm in the cold winter months. Unfortunately, if any of the components begin to malfunction, it can cause a serious problem. Catching an issue with any of these components early can help you avoid a potentially costly repair down the line.
Unfortunately, if you do not contact a professional to have your furnace maintained, you might suffer more than a costly repair. When certain parts of the furnace become damaged or do not work correctly, including the heat exchanger, it can cause a potentially deadly gas, carbon monoxide, to leak into your home.
From decreasing the efficiency of your furnace to potentially harming your family from a carbon monoxide leak, there are several things that can go wrong if you do not properly maintain your furnace.
For more information on heating maintenance, contact a company like Cool Comfort Services.