by Kent Penning, President and Founder of Cold Craft, Inc. and Expert Contributor
CAMPBELL — One commonly neglected aspect of furnace maintenance is inspection. While ongoing upkeep such as routine filter changes is vital to a furnace’s performance, having it regularly inspected by a professional is equally important in terms of efficiency and safety.
This is particularly true with furnaces that are more than 10 years old. While annual inspection is a good idea for any furnace, it’s even more important for older units to ensure they continue to operate properly. A furnace’s components can wear out as it ages, which increases the chances of issues like overheating. An overheating furnace can actually melt the system’s wires and insulation, which creates the potential for a fire. In addition, an older furnace can start to accumulate rust on its metallic components.
A licensed HVAC professional will be able to spot such problems and offer solutions to keep your furnace running optimally and maximize its lifespan. Not only can regular inspection prevent unanticipated system failure, but operating costs will be at their lowest when your unit is inspected and serviced on a regular basis.
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