Servicing your heating unit before the cold weather.
SERVPRO of Atascadero/ Paso Robles explain how it's not good to neglect your furnace when it’s not in use could cost you in the long run. Higher heating bills while inconvenient are manageable, but what’s more important is a fire or smoke cleaning costs which tend to be more expensive. Here are some tips to keep your furnace in good working condition.
Have your Furnace Professionally Serviced
The general rule of thumb is to get a professional to inspect and service your heating unit once a year, typically in the early fall. This timing gives you the opportunity to fix any problems a technician finds before temperatures drop and you need to turn up the heat. Professional furnace technicians typically do the following during an annual inspection:
- Have it cleaned
- Test to make sure it is working properly
- Tighten loose hardware and replace any broken parts
- Check the wiring for fire hazards
The last action is essential to preventing home fires and avoiding additional fire cleaning costs, including flooding and smoke remediation.