Consequences of neglecting Furnace maintenance

Consequences of neglecting Furnace maintenance

If there is one aspect of home improvement that most homeowners neglect, it has to be furnace maintenance. Well, this is understandable because after all, it is tucked somewhere in the boiler room where you do not see it regularly.

If you have not had a recent checkup of the furnace, you are inviting trouble to say the least. Here are some of the reasons why you need to call for furnace repair:

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning: The heat exchanger in your furnace plays a critical role in eliminating poisonous gases that result from the combustion process.  Cracks will occur as the heat exchanger regularly expands and contracts and this leads to release of carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. As an odorless, colorless and a tasteless gas, it can build up to deadly amounts in the house.
  • Complete breakdown: With buildup of dirt,there can be impediment of air inflow to a point where moisture causes rust in the system. This is the first step to total breakdown of your unit.  With regular checkups the units can last 20 years.
  • Gas leak: This is a major cause of residential fires and when you ignore your furnace, you will be courting disaster. Remember it only takes a single match to see your dream home go up in flames.
  • Financial ruin: The Department of Energy believes heating and cooling your home accounts for 30% of your consumption. If the furnace does not get regular checks, buildup of dirt during summer can tamper with internal workings thus ruining the system. This leads to inefficiency in turning thus increasing your bill.
  • Poor indoor air quality and temperature variance: You will never be able to rest comfortably at home if you do not get heating repair and tune up.

You also risk voiding the manufacturer’s warranty. If you live in Petaluma, Napa, Santa Rosa and San Rafael areas, Moore Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to help. For furnace repair and maintenance, call us on Call (707) 387-0265.