Furnace Care & Safety Misconceptions

Popular Misunderstandings About Furnace Care & Safety

 

 

 

Service programs include maintenance

Wrong. Ask yourself, “Would having a good health insurance policy be a comfort if you started feeling chest pains, or would you wish you had gotten a physical, too?” A repair plan is only ‘after-the-fact’ insurance—not preventative maintenance, or safety.

With a repair plan, you may achieve the goal of saving money on service bills, but, what about the goal of making your system last longer? And, even more important, how much faith can you have that your equipment is safe, when no one even looked at what they were about to insure?

In fact, if you have purchased a parts and labor insurance policy from someone or an HVAC Service plan, why wait until something that is going bad fails completely before you get it fixed? Many times a part can be diagnosed as faulty before it causes your whole system to fail…sort of like having a “complete physical” performed by a doctor so you can prevent problems and have it repaired through your warranty.

 

 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors replace the need for maintenance

Wrong. The use of a carbon monoxide detector is wise. But, it does not relieve a homeowner of the furnace’s need for maintenance, any more than the use of smoke detectors makes it okay to leave matches laying around the house when you have young children. No detection system is foolproof, and just the fact that natural gas can be explosive is reason enough to make sure your furnace is running safely and properly.

Even though carbon monoxide is the most common furnace safety concern, don’t lose sight of the fact that for every ten minutes a typical furnace runs, it unleashes the same energy as 3-1/2 sticks of dynamite.

 

 

A new gas furnace does not require  maintenance

Wrong. Anything that is in a dirty environment or has moving parts will always need maintenance. Thinking that, because it’s new it doesn’t need any attention, is like believing that you can put 50,000 miles on a new car without ever changing the oil. Yes, the car would run and appear to be in good shape…but would you still want to own it for the next 50,000 miles? At least the car could be sold later; the furnace you’d have to keep.

The car is also a good example of how hard your furnace works. Did you know that your furnace, new or old, will probably run a total of 2000 hours this year? If you were to drive your car that long, you would put over 100,000 miles on it and it would require 20 oil changes, at least 4 tune-ups, 2 sets of tires, and probably 1 new battery. Doesn’t it make sense that after “driving” your furnace that long each year that it should also be professionally checked and tuned-up?

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We Strive to Be One of the Best Local
HVAC Companies in the Area!

Efficiency Heating & Cooling local contractors HVAC offers Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, Ductless Mini-Split, Water Heater, and Furnace installation, repair, service, replacement, and maintenance company located in and serving the local Portland Metro area.

Efficiency Heating & Cooling hires the best local technicians for A/C repair services, furnace repair services, and ductless systems repair. We offer general heating and cooling services and replace all HVAC appliance systems; air conditioners, furnaces, and water heaters, etc.

Contact us now with any questions or to schedule and appointment!

 

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