Weather forecasters are predicting a long, cold winter this year, which means that people all over Ottawa will be relying on their furnaces to keep them warm and comfortable throughout the season. But is your furnace up for the challenge? Keep reading to find out why your heating system should be at the top of your winter maintenance to-do list.
- Detect heating problems early on
With the high-temperatures Ottawa enjoyed all summer long, chances are that you haven’t fired up your furnace for at least seven or eight months. Waiting to test it out during the middle of a cold snap could leave you and your family feeling the freeze. Detect furnace issues early on by taking care of simple maintenance tasks before the first frost sets in.
- Gear up for the season
Fall is the perfect time of year to give your furnace a little bit of TLC. Simple tasks like changing the air filters, performing safety checks and cleaning the filter and burner compartments can help you get your furnace ready for operation and ensure that it operates at peak performance all winter long.
- Improve furnace performance and energy efficiency
As you’re getting your furnace ready for the season, you’ll also be improving its energy efficiency. A clean, well-maintained furnace will be able to operate at a higher level of performance than one that’s been neglected. And improved performance means even heat distribution throughout your home, lower run time and less energy burned and wasted.
- Prolong the life of your furnace
Just like any large appliance or tool, a little bit of upkeep can go a long way. Taking care of annual maintenance tasks and having your furnace serviced by a professional can help ensure you get the maximum lifespan from your investment.
- Beat the rush
As soon as the region gets hit by its first big storm, the demand for furnace repair professionals in Ottawa increases, and it can be challenging to get an appointment for a service call. By adding furnace maintenance to your home winterization checklist, you’ll be able to detect problems before the season starts and book a call with a repair professional before the rush if you need to.
If you’re looking for a furnace maintenance and repair professional in the region, contact Clement Marchand today. We’re experts in the sale, service and installation of residential and commercial furnaces and the only factory authorized Carrier dealer in Ottawa. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to book an appointment to have your furnace inspected by one of our heating professionals.