How often does my furnace need to be serviced?

November 20, 2023

One very important part of caring for the heating system in your Louisville, KY home is having it serviced annually. Apart from regular filter changes, this service plays the biggest role in keeping your furnace functioning and efficient.

The Benefits of Annual Furnace Service

All HVAC equipment gradually loses efficiency as it ages. By limiting wear and essentially slowing the aging process, routine maintenance reduces efficiency losses. As such, annual furnace tune-ups can:

  • Stave off the need for furnace replacement
  • Lower your home energy bills
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Limit costly repairs

Not only do HVAC technicians catch and correct minor problems, replace missing and damaged parts, and test all safety controls, but they also thoroughly clean both the interior and exterior of furnaces. Therefore, routine furnace service also promotes high indoor air quality (IAQ).

Annual Maintenance Is What Your Furnace Manufacturer Requires

Check the terms of your furnace manufacturer’s warranty to find out what’s required of you. All active furnace warranties require yearly maintenance from licensed professionals. Failing to schedule this service could result in claim denials or having your warranty be voided.

Scheduling Furnace Service at the End of Your Heater’s Lifespan

As furnaces get older, they become increasingly costly to keep. Most of a furnace’s repair issues occur during the final years of its lifespan.

In general, furnaces are expected to last between 15 and 20 years. However, some models last as long as 25 to 30 years. If your current heating equipment was installed more than two decades ago, you should have it serviced in autumn and again at winter’s end. This way, developing problems and end-of-life failure don’t catch you off guard when the next heating season arrives.

We’ve been keeping residents of Louisville, KY comfortable since 1973. We offer first-rate heating, cooling, ductwork, and indoor air quality services. We also provide heat pumps, ductless mini-splits, and commercial HVAC services. Contact Murphy Company Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment.

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