The winter-to-spring months are chilly, and if your heating system isn’t working well, that chill can take hold in your home and make you feel uncomfortable. That’s a given. What’s lesser known are the other ways a malfunctioning furnace can have more serious consequences. If you don’t adhere to a regular furnace maintenance schedule, it can not only hit your wallet in a negative way — it can also put your life at risk.

Here are a few benefits to having your heating system checked out on a regular basis.

Reduces the Potential for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Your furnace helps ensure your home remains at a comfortable temperature during colder seasons. But if your furnace isn’t properly maintained and fumes begin to leak out into your home, you’ll have more than just warm air floating around: you’ll also have carbon monoxide to content with. Carbon monoxide is a silent but deadly: it’s odorless, which means you won’t be able to smell it, even if it’s all around you. Having your furnace checked can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, improve your air quality, and keep you safe.

Increases Your Heating System’s Efficiency

You’re bound to see a rise in your energy bill when winter comes and your heating system is running. But if your heater isn’t operating at its best, you may be spending more on your energy bills than you should be. Problems can creep up in a number of places, whether through an air filter that needs changing or ducts with faulty insulation. Regular heating system maintenance can help identify and address these issues.

Adds Years to the Life of Your Furnace

Replacing a furnace is not an inexpensive endeavour — that’s why it’s important you do everything within your power to keep your unit running as long as possible. A regular heating system checkup can find parts that are wearing out, enabling a repair specialist to make smaller fixes before major damage is done to your heating system.

Visit the Herchenbach website for more information on maintaining your furnace or call (847) 227-1426.

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