Spring is coming to southern Georgia, and the days are starting to get a bit warmer. You may still be running your furnace at night, though. Your heating system has been through a lot this winter, and it may a good idea to schedule your annual maintenance checkup with Nashville, Georgia’s own heating and cooling specialists, Ray and Son.
Why should I get a furnace tune-up?
Over the coldest months of the year, your furnace has dealt with a good deal of strain. Before you shut it down for the spring, keep in mind that having Ray and Son inspect it now could:
- Help you reduce your current energy bills: If you’re currently running your system, you may see your electricity or gas bill steadily rising throughout the winter. This may be a sign that your furnace is working double-time to provide your family with the warmth you’ve been seeking. A tune-up will help you save every month by increasing your system’s energy efficiency.
- Help you avoid a major breakdown: A strained system is not only less energy efficient, but it’s more likely to suffer a mechanical problem that causes major issues. Help prevent such a setback by having a certified technician inspect your system and ensure that everything is running like it should.
- Help you keep it safe. A malfunctioning furnace could be a dangerous furnace! If it isn’t running right, your furnace could emit harmful gases and pollutants into your home—not something that you want happening. If it’s been a while since your last inspection, have the folks at Ray and Son look over your system, and we’ll make sure it’s running like it should.
How do I tell if I need a new furnace?
We recommend having a certified technician inspect your furnace at least annually. It’s amazing what a little repair and maintenance love can do for a heating—or cooling, for that matter—system.
That being said, nothing lasts forever. Here are some things that you should think about when debating whether to repair your furnace or to replace it.
- A furnace enters “old age” between 15-20: If your heating system is between 15 and 20 years of age—or older—it may be time to consider replacement. Most systems start to significantly slow down and experience decreased production and efficiency at that age, and can become more prone to issues, noises, and an increasing level of maintenance headache.
- An older furnace is less efficient: If your heating system was manufactured twenty years ago, it’s going to be less energy efficient than one made today. Advances in technology have improved energy conservation. And entering old age probably hasn’t helped your furnace, either.
- The repair costs add up: Even with regular maintenance, an old furnace is going to need regular repairs as parts and structures begin to wear down. While a good HVAC company will give you a fair quote on such work, you may eventually decide that the costs you would have paid repairing an older system are better spent on at least partially paying for a new system.
Trust Ray and Son
If you’re looking for quality HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation in southwestern Georgia, look no further than Ray and Son. For 50 years, we’ve been providing excellent service using industry-certified technicians. Schedule service with us online, or give us a call at (229) 515-8748.