Summer has pretty much come and gone here in Pickering and soon, we’ll be headlong into autumn.
While the temperatures are dropping slightly, there may be a few days here and there where it gets warm enough to turn on the air conditioner in your home.
So it may be hard to think about the bitterly cold winter weather (especially since the first day of winter comes just before Christmas; Thursday, December 21).
And these are the reasons why.
Reason #1: You’ll save money with a furnace tune-up
If you’ve read the news lately, then you know that energy rates are going up in Durham Region and all across the province.
With a smoothly running furnace, you’ll be keeping more money where it belongs: in your pocket.
- Clean filter: When your furnace filter is dirty, air flow is restricted. That, in turn, will prevent your furnace from heating properly. As a result, your furnace will have to work harder (and cost you more money) to heat your home vs. having a clean filter installed for winter.
- Inspect the duct work: Air duct cleaning right before winter gets rid of any debris (dust, dirt, pet hair, etc.) which can lower the efficiency of your furnace. Just like the filter, those contaminants will force your furnace to expend more energy keeping your home warm.
- Visual flame inspection: Ideally, the flame in your furnace should be blue and not yellow. A yellow flame in the pilot light means there’s dirt in the burner. That compromises the ability of the gas and surrounding air to mix properly (which limits your furnace’s effectiveness).
The average low winter temperature in Pickering is around -9°C.
Of course, it can get significantly colder too.
When that happens, the last thing you want to worry about is the cost of keeping your home (and family) warm.
That’s why it makes sense to book a winter furnace tune-up now.
Reason #2: You’ll protect your family with yearly furnace maintenance
When it’s howling cold outside in Ajax, Whitby or Oshawa; and you’re warm and toasty inside, you’re probably not too concerned about your furnace.
And although it appears to be doing its job, the reality is there could be home hidden dangers which a winter service inspection would pick up on.
- Gas line leaks: If you suspect a gas line leak, call (888) 707-8940 for emergency service. A line leak can allow dangerous amounts of natural gas to seep into your home. If something like a Christmas candle is lit inside a room full of natural gas, it could lead to a catastrophic explosion.
- Fire hazards: You’re familiar with your furnace room. So much that you may not notice some fire hazards which could be nearby (boxes, old rugs, etc.). With winter furnace maintenance, your technician could alert you to some potential fire hazards before they become an issue.
Keeping your family warm in winter is part of protecting them.
And you’ll be able to do both when you schedule your yearly furnace maintenance visit today.
Reason #3: You’ll enjoy peace of mind
It just feels good when you’ve taken care of something important.
Whether it’s getting an oil change for your car, balancing your bankbook or taking care of your furnace tune-up for winter, you’ll be able to relax and not worry about it.
Additionally, the last thing you want is to have your furnace go down during the coldest night of the year; especially when it could’ve been easily prevented with regular maintenance.
Just imagine how stressful a mid-winter furnace repair would be.
When Old Man Winter is doing his worst, take comfort knowing that your furnace is working its best to keep your family cozy and safe.
Book your furnace tune-up now
Winter seems far away, but it’ll be here before you know it.
Make sure your furnace – the most important heating component you have in your home – is ready well in advance.
Really, there’s no reason you shouldn’t start right now.
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