Do Gas Furnaces Need Annual Maintenance?

Do Gas Furnaces Need Annual MaintenanceAs winter settles in and the temperature drops, every homeowner in the Denver metro area is relying on their furnace to stay cozy warm. But have you stopped to consider if your gas furnace is in top shape to deliver the efficiency you need? One question we often get at Indoor Air Quality, Inc. is, “Do gas furnaces need annual maintenance?” The short answer is an unequivocal, yes.

Like any complex piece of machinery, a gas furnace is subject to wear and tear and needs regular maintenance to function efficiently and safely. But what does annual maintenance involve, and why is it so important? Let’s explore the answers.

Why Annual Maintenance Matters

1) Efficiency and Energy Savings

A well-maintained furnace can operate at its optimum efficiency, leading to significant energy savings. For example, the air filters need to be replaced regularly to prevent dust and debris buildup, which could make your system work harder and spike your energy bills.

2) Safety

Gas furnaces, as the name implies, use gas. One critical aspect of annual maintenance is to check for gas leaks, which can be a significant safety hazard. A well-qualified technician will inspect your system, ensuring that all components are working correctly and safely.

3) Longevity of the System

Routine maintenance can significantly extend your furnace’s life expectancy by keeping it in good working condition and preventing minor issues from becoming significant problems.

4) Prevention of Unexpected Breakdowns

There’s nothing worse than a furnace breaking down in the middle of a frigid Denver winter. Annual maintenance reduces this risk by proactively identifying and addressing potential issues.

What to Expect During a Maintenance Visit

During a typical maintenance visit, one of our NATE certified technicians will conduct a thorough inspection and cleaning of your furnace. The process will typically include checking the heat exchanger for cracks, cleaning and testing the ignition system, lubricating moving parts, and inspecting safety controls, among other things. Our team is trained to identify areas of energy loss in your furnace, recommend repair or replacement options, and professionally maintain your heating system.

Indoor Air Quality, Inc. has over 60 years of combined industry experience. Our team is expertly trained and whole-heartedly dedicated to helping you save money by keeping your heating system – such as your gas furnace – in peak condition. We stay current with industry advancements, ensuring that we can diagnose and fix any issues promptly and efficiently.

Whether you live in Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Englewood, Centennial, or any other part of the Denver Metro area, we are committed to providing you with prompt service. Our other promise? To leave your home as clean as when we arrived whenever we perform a service call or installation.

A well-maintained gas furnace is more efficient, safer, and less likely to break down when you need it most, offering peace of mind that’s worth more than the cost of a service call. Schedule your annual furnace maintenance today. Trust the experts at Indoor Air Quality, Inc. to keep your home safe, comfortable, and energy-efficient year-round.