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Delmarva temperatures can get cold, especially when considering the damp chill caused by the humid air. Residents want to keep their homes warm and their families comfortable during the winter season. One essential preparatory step toward having a warm, cozy winter is ensuring your furnace and heating system are operating at top capacity. HVAC experts say that up to 75% of no-heat calls are a direct result of a lack of maintenance. Regular furnace maintenance from the HVAC professionals at Wicomico Heating & Air will keep you warm, save you money, and extend the lifespan of your furnace.

Maintenance Recommendations

 A thorough tune-up of your furnace will include checking all the essential components of your furnace (including vents, heat exchanger, blower, electrical connections, burner, heat sensor, belts, thermostat, air filter, and more) and adjusting, cleaning, lubricating, or replacing them as needed.

Your furnace should be serviced at least once a year and preferably more, such as in the spring and fall. A tune-up after the season ends can address the wear and tear from the last few months of heavy usage. A maintenance check in the fall can ensure your furnace is ready to go for the winter after several months of disuse.

Do-it-yourself furnace maintenance can be stressful, confusing, and even dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Beyond cleaning and replacing filters, trained HVAC professionals are better prepared to deal with furnace servicing. Let the professionals help, and you can do something more enjoyable with that time instead. 

Benefits of Furnace Maintenance

 Regular furnace maintenance will help you save money in the long run and help you stay comfortable with a well-functioning system throughout the cold winter months. Key benefits of regular furnace maintenance include:

 Avoid costly breakdowns. Preventative maintenance allows an HVAC technician to identify and address small issues before they grow into serious problems. Large repairs are expensive in the winter and can take your system offline for hours, days, or longer. It’s much easier and more cost-effective to take care of these issues in the fall as part of regular furnace maintenance.

  • Extend the lifespan of your system. In general, furnace systems can be expected to last for over 10 years. Regular maintenance keeps your furnace in prime operating condition and can be the difference between your system needing an urgent replacement or lasting for years to come.
  • Improve energy efficiency. Heating systems lose efficiency over time due to dust, dirt, and regular wear and tear. A furnace tune-up can instantly improve its energy efficiency by up to 30%, which means lower monthly utility bills and a more responsive heating system.
  • Get cleaner air. Furnace maintenance can create better air quality for your home or commercial property. Better air quality can help keep everyone healthier and is especially beneficial for people with respiratory issues or who are prone to getting sick.
  • Maintain your warranty. Many furnace manufacturers’ warranties have stipulations that require annual maintenance for your system to maintain coverage for any issues. Ensure you enlist a technician for a furnace tune-up at least annually to keep from voiding your warranty. 

Maryland Furnace Maintenance Services

 Based in Salisbury, Maryland, Wicomico Heating & Air has been providing Delmarva residents with top-quality HVAC services since 1975. We offer installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement for heating and cooling systems in both residential and commercial buildings, and offer maintenance contracts with competitive rates for regular servicing. We are committed to customer satisfaction and carry out every job safely, efficiently, and honestly. Contact us online or call us at (410) 742-5542 for 24-hour service.

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