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Cold weather is coming

Consider the following before putting off an annual furnace Check-up for another week.
It’s that time again when the mornings are more chilly and the evenings cool faster than anticipated, kicking off the signals that autumn is in the air. And with the shift in seasonal temps comes the reminder that now is the best time to make sure every home’s furnace is prepared to kick on the heat.

Timing is everything, and right now there is a precise pocket where homeowners have a break before planning major holiday events and decorations, and just after wrapping up the late summer BBQs and activities. This window is perfect to schedule the necessary checks and chores that keep a household running comfortably. One such important task to slot into a free spot on the calendar is an annual furnace check-up. It can easily be put off or fall out of a homeowner’s mind if not scheduled when it’s thought about, and setting aside the time to get an annual heating and furnace inspection done now has a multitude of benefits.

Fall is Delightful, before the Weather turns Frightful

The air right now is surprising and brisk, but it’s nothing compared to the arctic bite it will take on in the upcoming months. Tackling an annual heating and furnace check-up now will be easier for both technicians and homeowners while the weather remains calm and more predictable. Additionally, it prevents worst-case scenarios, such as an extended period of time without heating. These larger issues spring out from the more minor issues that have been left on their own versus being addressed during an annual inspection/furnace Check-up. 

Save Money on Utility Bills

Furnaces and vents get some much needed cleaning and restoration as a professional conducts a furnace Check-up and heating system inspection. This allows the system to run closer to its peak efficiency, leading to a positive net impact on a home’s monthly power bill. Furthermore, it’s a chance for homeowners to consider and adopt minor HVAC upgrades — like a more efficient thermostat — as well as a platform for homeowner’s to ask questions of the technician for pointers and tips to use the furnace and heating system most efficiently. 

Keep Indoor Air Quality High

Especially important now, cleaning and repairs completed to the home’s HVAC system will ensure that the indoor air quality stays high, better protecting the health and well-being of everyone within the home. It’s also a chance to explore whether the filters being used are the correct choice within a home’s furnace, and if there is a chance that upgrading the filter might positively impact the home’s air quality.

Check-ups Provide Insight and Assurance

An annual furnace inspection is all about providing answers and peace of mind. Rather than homeowners wondering what could be wrong with a furnace, they’re able to put their minds at ease, and know that any issues can be addressed with the help of the technician performing the furnace Check-up. 

Annual furnace check-ups are one of the most important tasks that a homeowner can schedule for the safety and comfort of their home. Keeping up with regular inspections ensure the important systems within the home run as efficiently and effortlessly as they can, and allows the homeowner to always be one step ahead of any potential issues. If you have yet to schedule your annual furnace check-up, or if you have additional questions about what an inspection includes, reach out to the licensed professionals at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling. With over 30+ of experience, the technicians at Duane Blanton will be able to guide homeowners through the entire inspection process with ease. Reach out to Duane Blanton Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling today, via phone at (815) 781-2567, or online through their online scheduling portal

 Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling is proud to be a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, offering top-quality heating and cooling options to fit the specific needs of Duane Blanton customers. The quality, comfort, and efficiency of Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems’ products naturally aligns with Duane Blanton’s drive to provide an exceptional customer service experience. Ask a Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling expert today about the advantages of upgrading to a new Bryant Heating & Cooling system for your home!

 

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