Some Things to Consider Regarding Your Furnace

old-dirty-gas-furnace-3434774It’s all too easy for many of us to forget our furnaces; day in and day out, we’re comfortable, we’ve gotten used to hearing it kick on and off, and we pay it little attention – until something unforeseen happens. When a furnace breaks down, it’s going to be during the seasons in which its needed, and it most likely will cause a certain degree of panic in your household! While Neighbors is always here for furnace repair in Ames, IA, calling us before you need us is the key to avoiding breakdowns.

Regular Maintenance for Safety and Health

The thing about unexpected heating emergencies is that they can often be prevented. Make sure that Neighbors comes to your home to perform regular maintenance on your system at least once each year. This is a vital step that can not only extend the life of your furnace, but also keep it in efficient, money-saving condition and prevent dangerous (and sometimes deadly) issues from arising. For example, if a furnace is leaking carbon monoxide, which is a colorless, odorless gas, you and your family are at extreme risk for illness – or worse. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that sadly has claimed the lives of many families. Maintaining your unit with Neighbors can ensure that your furnace is running safely.

A furnace that hasn’t been maintained and cleaned in a while is also going to use more energy to run, and this means it’s going to cost you money on your energy bills. Speaking of money, when homeowners have to replace a furnace more often than they should have to because they neglected to call Neighbors for annual maintenance, they will spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars they otherwise could’ve kept in their pockets on early replacement. It costs more for early furnace replacement in Ames, IA than it does to stay current with maintenance.

Furnace Replacement in Ames, IA: When Maintenance is No Longer Enough

While it’s very important to keep your furnace in top shape with regular cleanings and maintenance, it’s also worth noting that eventually, even with the very best upkeep, you will have to replace it at some point. Replacing your furnace at the right time is the key to saving as much money, energy, and frustration as possible, and we at Neighbors can help you decide when that time is. Your furnace may just need some attention in order to last a few more years, or maybe it’s far past time to replace yours. Either way, we’re here to help you with the best possible solution to keep you and your family warm and safe all season long! Contact us to make an appointment today.