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Inspect your homes furnace before winter

The chilly air and cooler temps have already arrived this year, which means snow and ice are just around the corner. As homeowners become reacquainted with the cold, we start making those necessary heating season preparations — bringing the coats and sweaters out of storage, stocking up on firewood, and making sure the doors and windows are free from air leaks or surprise drafts. This provides an excellent opportunity to schedule one more important preparation before snow begins to fall, and that is an annual home’s furnace inspection.

Starting the Season on the Right Foot

For most homeowners, their home’s furnaces haven’t seen much use since last season. And with so much time sitting idle, it’s hard to say whether a home’s furnace is prepared for the winter season ahead of it. Rather than leaving home heating and comfort to chance, scheduling a home’s furnace inspection well before the first snowflake falls will ensure that a home’s heat source is up to the task of keeping a home comfortable and warm all season long.

Be Proactive, Not Surprised

Tempting fate is best avoided, particularly when it comes to weather extremes. Scheduling a furnace inspection now and making sure the system is ready helps homeowners safeguard against those particularly cold winter nights when the furnace will be working overtime. Because it’s during those times when a furnace with issues that have gone unchecked is most likely to seize up, and leave residents in a cold bind until emergency repairs can be done.

Early is On Time

Timing is everything, as the saying goes. And this is just as true for home system inspections as it is for winning a prize or finding that perfect spot in line. Scheduling a furnace inspection now allows homeowners to find the time that works best with their schedule, with openings to accommodate their lifestyle and other duties. However, as we get further into winter, this may not be the case, as holiday schedules and emergency repair requirements start stacking up, and making it more difficult to find free time for one more inspection in the day. Rather than waiting for the last moment, scheduling out time while there’s still ample availability relieves the tension of scheduling and fits more easily into already scheduled activities.

Most furnace systems will require repairs and upkeep throughout their lifecycles, just like any other home system or appliance. Catching these issues early on during an inspection is always easier to deal with than waiting until something major goes wrong, though. And when keeping a home warm during cold winter storms is the top priority, it’s always better to have any potential issues thoroughly cataloged and buttoned up long beforehand. 

If you’ve found the perfect spot in your schedule to fit in a home furnace inspection, or if you have any questions about what all is offered during the inspection process, reach out to the knowledgeable technicians at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling today! With over 30 years of HVAC experience, the technicians at Duane Blanton are well equipped and trained to ensure your system is ready to tackle the worst that winter can throw at it. Schedule an appointment with Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating and Cooling today, via phone at (815) 781-2567, or conveniently online with 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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