Before Turning Your Heat On, Schedule a Check Up
A furnace is among the most expensive appliances in the home but it is easy to neglect, even more so when the weather is hot. During the spring and summer seasons, furnaces stand dormant in basements across the country, collecting hazardous dust, dirt and debris within blowers and electrical components.
Over time, this buildup becomes hazardous to a homeowner’s wallet and health, but it can easily be prevented by an annual visit from a licensed heating technician. Annual maintenance costs are modest and the financial and health benefits from a clean furnace are more than worth it.
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Homeowners can take on some of the work themselves, like replacing filters seasonally, but a proper furnace cleaning and tune up should be done by a licensed technician. A qualified service technician can quickly and conveniently inspect and clean a heating system, ensuring it is safe and ready for the coming winter months. (Link to what the tech is looking for in an inspection)
Yearly cleaning extends the life of a furnace, prevents the risk of expensive emergency repairs and improves air quality, leading to a reduction of allergies, asthma and other illness. A well maintained heating system can also deliver greater furnace efficiency, which prevents energy waste and homeowners from getting burned by ever increasing heating costs.
To make sure your heating system is up to handling another cold Canadian winter, book a checkup with a qualified contractor this fall. To locate a qualified HRAI Member contractor near you, go to our Contractor Locator page or contact the call centre at 1-877-467-4724.
All HRAI Member Contractors have been prescreened and have the required trade licenses, technical certifications and insurance coverage to work on your system.
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