After the stifling heat of a Lake County summer, it’s nice to go outside and enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall. All too soon, however, the cool temperatures will give way to winter, and when you turn your gas or oil furnace on, you want to make sure it’s working properly. Here are three important reasons why a fall tune-up is essential for a gas or oil furnace:

  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Expense

Gas and Oil Furnace Safety is Serious

A dirty or inefficient furnace can produce deadly amounts of carbon monoxide. Wires that are loose or damaged due to fraying or corrosion can be the catalyst for an electrical fire. A cracked heat exchanger is also a potential fire hazard. A fall tune-up will keep your family healthy and safe from these and other dangers.

Creature Comforts

Frosty air outside can be fresh and invigorating, but you certainly don’t want the cold to come inside your Lake County home. A fall tune-up for your oil or gas furnace goes a long way toward reducing the chances of an unexpected breakdown in the middle of winter. A tune-up also ensures your control settings are adjusted to provide optimum comfort and efficiency.

Protecting Your Pocketbook

A fall furnace tune-up by the skilled technicians at Herchenbach Mechanical increases the likelihood that small problems don’t erupt into major catastrophes. The cost of a major, unexpected repair can deal quite a blow to your monthly budget. An annual inspection also ensures your warranty remains valid, as many manufacturers won’t cover the cost of a furnace repair if the damage is a result of improper maintenance.

Don’t get left out in the cold when the temperatures drop. A fall tune-up now will give you peace of mind that your furnace will chug away all winter long. To learn more about how the professionals at Herchenbach Mechanical can keep you warm and toasty when the temperatures drop, check out the heating services we offer or call (847) 227-1426.

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