By Sean Delaney
At this time of year, there are many things to do to get ready for winter weather. Installing snow tires, cleaning gutters, disconnecting hoses, and making sure the snowblower starts are just a few.
But what about having your furnace inspected?
Is your humidifier working?
Now is the best time to book your appointment with an Emery HVAC expert.
We’ve all heard about someone’s furnace dying on a cold winter night. The homeowner is left frantically calling HVAC repair hotlines only to determine the length of the repair backlog that typically occurs with frigid temperatures.
Here are some benefits to getting your furnace inspected now.
An inspection can uncover minor problems before they become large ones. Neglecting maintenance year after year can lead to expensive repairs in the future. If a small problem is detected soon, the right part(s) can be ordered and replaced quickly. If a problem occurs during the winter when you need your furnace most, hourly rates will likely be higher, and you’ll likely be more frustrated with the process. You may also have to pay an “Emergency Call” fee, which can often be more than $200.
Like other mechanical items, a furnace has moving parts. A certified HVAC technician can inspect the moving parts and lubricate, clean, or replace them so your system is running as efficiently as it can.
If a furnace is not maintained, it can work overtime, sometimes 24/7, to keep the house at average temperatures. The more your furnace runs, the more money you pay your utility company. A properly tuned furnace will run more efficiently, thus using less fuel and reducing your overall heating bills.
An inspection extends the life of the furnace. After years of neglect, a furnace will break down. By maintaining your furnace, you may be able to get the most out of it. Let’s face it, if you live in your home long enough or buy an older home, this is one item you’ll need to replace.
However, there’s no reason to replace it immediately.
Make sure you check out some of Emery’s expert Heating and Repair businesses, including:Hendry Heating Ltd.
81 Penn Dr., Toronto, ONwww.hendryheating.com
(416) 742-1600Rizzo Heating & Air Conditioning Co
175 Toryork Dr., Toronto, ON
(416) 743-3972Priorty Heating & Air Conditioning
135 Ormont Dr., Toronto,On
(416) 740-0346Angelini Plumbing & Heating Ltd
144 Rivalda Rd., Toronto
(416) 741-4661GMC Plumbing & Heating
12 Oakland Ave.
Or check out all of the Emery Village’s great BIA members by visiting:www.emeryvillagebia.ca
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